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Model AV8 A-V8 Flathead V8 Air Cond. Restored Hot Rod Hotrod Classic '39 Trans

1930 Ford Model A V8

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  • Item location:
    Kingman, Arizona, United States
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    Model A V8
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    Maroon, Black
  • Engine size:
    Flathead V8
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  • Drive side:
    Left-hand drive
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  • Air Conditioning


We are not a car dealership or a classic car marketer: not a critical remark; only an observation. Starting bid is $19,000. There is NO reserve. And, No, my dog, cat, mechanic, lot guy, mother, manservant will not be bidding against you.
We've owned for more than two years. Someone observed in an email that this is a questionable time to sell a collector car: not really. Anyone who is interested in buying this wonderful and unique automobile have not been that adversely effected, and it's priced accordingly anyway. Of course, you could always dial the VIN and negotiate a price.

Overview Video: Drive Video:
This is a classic Hot Rod, the way they used to build a performance car. California, then Arizona. Zero rust. Some imperfections, no dents. We drive it all over town and have for years.
It is a car your wife/husband/girlfriend/paramour/concubine/boyfriend/significant other/kidnapee/dominatrix/bunch-of-folks will enjoy riding in: a comfortable, air conditioned, classic ride with enough access to prevent people from falling over flopping front seats...
Looks stock: Drives like a traditional hotrod from the 50s (only with far more amenities and comfort).

1930 Model A-V8 Briggs Town Car.
Elegantstock appearance with great performance, and good MPGs. All steel body. Frame off not many miles ago: undercarriage still looks like it.
California, then to Arizona: Always dry and rust-free. Rebuilt over the last two years improving upon the original build significantly:it's a real joy to drive.
V8: 1942, 59A (24 bolt) Flathead, Hardened Seats, SS Valves, Adjustable Lifters. About 100+HP.
Offy Intake; custom dual exhaust with a true flathead V8 sound
Holley 490CFM 4 Barrel, vacuum actuation terminated and running on two of T-Bird Holley carb
NEW 1939 Ford 3 Speed (3.78:1 final) running 600W oil in Trans and Banjo Diff
NEW 4-row aluminum Radiator, Closed system with SS reservoir. On electric fan and stays 180-190 any season with or without AC. 7# cap.
Air Conditioning (Blows very, very cold)
Alternator: 3-wire for low RPM charging to sustain AC use easily
High end LeBarron Bonney Interior in good shape - Headliner, seats, panels: very presentable, with minor wear on driver seat piping. Privacy curtains.
Briggs body (155D): Deluxe Fordor Town Sedan body: the best Henry used.
1935 Ford 16 inch spoked wheels. (5th on rear with new spare.)
12 Volt system
Pertronix Ignition
Turn Signals
Schneider 250 Cam
Dual SS exhaust (newer) with great sound
New Firestone tires
Rear Fold-Down luggage rack
Speedometer, Odometer, Temperature, Oil Pressure, Ammeter, Fuel, all work perfectly
About 6000 miles on complete rebuild
Very reliable and comfortable
Ford F100 Steering
Juice Brakes, Unassisted: Front, 1939; Rear, 1948, NEW Master cylinder, 1967 Mustang twin reservoir for safety. New wheel cylinders all around. Lots of shoe life left.
1932 Wishbone Ford Frontend
Non-power steering, but tracks correct and very easy to steer
Nearly everything is New on this carEven the vacuum wiper motor has been rebuilt and works (as well as a vacuum wiper works).
Extra parts, too, such as point-based distributor, timed and ready; Two very good rear axles; A toolbox full of interesting stuff.
Drive it "daily" (as much as I drive nowadays) so she has a few small chips (touched up), and still a show-stopper. Starts immediately. Runs very smoothly. Stops very well.
A pleasure to drive Summer or Winter. (Got a chip in the windshield that looks like a small caliber bullet above the Gas Rationing "A" tag from WWII. Not a hole, but adds something to the look that I like.)
A personal note: This is a classic Hot Rod, the way they used to build a performance car. California, then Arizona. Zero rust. Some scratches, no dents. We drive it all over town and have for years.
(There are four functional sets of seatbelts under the cushions bolted in and useable: we prefer to live dangerously. "Danger" is my middle name.)

With PayPal deposit car will be held for 7 days only. A $30 per day fee will be assessed for delays beyond that time unless you prearrange delayed pickup with anadditionalPayPal deposit of $1000 to hold the car for up to 30 days or until the Plague wanes, whichever occurs sooner, at no daily storage, in the garage, taking up my space and making it nerve-racking to walk around for fear of damage.
If you need a local transport source, we may be able to help. Reasonable, too, and owing to his profession, he has a bit of free time right now, unfortunately.
To bid you must have at least 5 positive ratings over at least one year or your bid will be cancelled. Or, contact me directly by dialing the VIN before bidding.