MAFCA members are proud of their Model A Fords! Displayed on this page are photos of our cars and a short description supplied by the submitter. You may click on the Car Description to display the photograph in a new window or you may click the member's name to write and e-mail to the owner. If you have a contribution to this page, you can send it to the webmaster via email.
|1930 Phaeton owned by Tom Fotinos , Sonoma A’s of the Sonoma A's. Tom writes,
"This car was purchased new by my grandfather in San Francisco for his grocery store business. He would get fresh produce at 4 am every day and bring it back to his store. My father and I both learned how to drive in this car. Dad was born in 1925 and I was born in 1965.
Notice the car seat, My daughter and I took the A out for a 100 mile drive."
|1930 Deluxe Roadster owned by Ricardo Sánchez Solé of Buenos Aires, Argentina, who writes,
I bought my Ford A in January 1982, 28 years ago! I was twenty years old, I was at the university and also I was working. Since I was a child, I like very much old cars, and I remember that when I was maybe eight or nine years old I saw a roadster ( I supposed it was a Ford). I think in that moment started my connection with those nice antique cars.
1930 Deluxe Roadster owned by Carl Brown of Steward, Illinois, who writes,
"The 1930 roadster was a race car for years around Byron IL called the "Triple Nickel" and won most of it's races. When the former owner was done racing it, he tore it all apart and stored it in a shed till I bought and restored it to it original state. The black pickup belonged to my wife's uncle, who was the original owner. The car was sitting in a shed long enough for it to sink past the running boards. We restored this ourselves also.
1930 Deluxe Roadster owned by
of Thorntown Indiana, about 30 NW of Indianapolis, who writes,
"I purchased car from an elderly gentleman in Atlanta 4 years ago who could no longer drive. Restoring had been started and has been completed since. Keeping it original was most important. Paint is Vermilion red with tan interior. Still has the 6 volt system. Very popular at local car shows and great to tour. "
1930 Deluxe Roadster
owned by Ralph and Mary Lou Koch of Ottawa, Illinois, who write,
"We are the proud owners of a 1930 Model A Deluxe Roadster. Original, off-frame restoration. The finished product reflects many pleasant hours. We have received many trophies, including a First Place in September 2005. This was the reward for diligent hours spent."
owned by Michael Wade of Artesia New Mexico, who writes,
"I started restoring this 1930 Standard Roadster in 2002 and have almost got it done in 2005. I don't think you ever finish completely. I did a frame off restoration and did 90% of the work myself. I really had a great time restoring this neat car. This car has an all steel body, no fiberglass on the car. All the wood was replaced and the wood around the top of the body I made in my wood shop. This was my first Model A to restore. I think it came out great and it has won many trophies.
"The frame was powder coated and the underside of the body and fenders were sprayed with a type of rhino-lining to water proof and protect the under side of the car. It has a complete rebuilt engine & trans. The top was done by Le Baron Bonney and installed by a friend of mine. The car has a '20 foot' paint job so I can drive it and not be too concerned with a little scratch or two."
1930 Cabriolet owned by John Bryerton of Lock Haven PA who writes:
1930 Cabriolet owned by Roy and Barbara Cail of Bixby, Oklahoma, who writes:
"Bixby is a suburb of Tulsa. We bought the car on eBay from a gentleman in New York. It is a very nice car and a good example of a Cabriolet. The car was restored about 18 months ago and only had about 1000 miles since restoration. We are members of MAFCA and the Tulsa Model A Club. My wife, Barbara, is Secretary and I am Treasurer of the chapter --- have only been members since April of 2007 and have enjoyed every minute of it."
1930 Cabriolet owned by Alan Mitchell of Savannah, GA.
The car is painted Bronson Yellow with Seal Brown trim and an Orange stripe. The wheels have stainless spoke covers. Very sharp, Alan.
owned by Dave and Carol Habersang of Thomaston, CT.
This car was originally assembled in the country of Denmark at the Ford assembly plant in Copenhagen. It is one of 323 assembled and sold that year. I purchased the car from a woman in Erie, Pa. It was in very poor condition. A twelve year restoration has brought her back to original condition. I did all of the restoration work myself, including a lacquer finish in seal brown and Bronson yellow, which was considered the Cabriolet color scheme. She has won many first place awards and was on the cover of the Sept/Oct 2000 issue of the Restorer. We call her "Suzie-Q". My wife and I are members of the Northwestern Connecticut A's car club. We enjoy going on club tours through the back roads of New England each year.
1930 Coupe owned by Bryan Duncan, a California Highway Patrol Officer, who writes, "We hope you enjoy the photo of the 1930 California Highway Patrol Model A Coupe. The photo was taken by Gene Eagle when my wife and I were at the McCloud (California) Heritage Days, where we took first place vintage stock vehicle. I am a real CHP officer and my wife is a real CHP wife.
The car was purchased in 1985 as a near "basket case" Model A. It has been created into a 1930 CHP Patrol Car with the assistance of a lot of people. It's first public presentation was in 1988 for the opening of the (current) Northern Division CHP Office.
Although privately owned by my wife and me, it has been on official duty many times, from running with other "modern" patrol vehicles in parades, carrying "Chipper," en route from a parade and backing up an officer on a traffic stop and first at an accident scene, to static display at CHP Academy's Retirees Day.
The CHP traffic safety angle is that our car is now installed with aftermarket seatbelts. People are pretty observant and the seatbelts always stimulate conversation. We recognize that the Model A does not hold up well in a roll over or protecting the occupant inside the passenger compartment. So, based upon my dad's suggestion (CHP ID #1723), we promote that seatbelts keep you behind the wheel and in control of the vehicle, thus allowing you to recover from and not be involved in an accident. (Wear your seatbelt, stay behind the wheel, regain control & avoid the accident.)
Byran Wm. Duncan, Sergeant, California Highway Patrol
1930 Coupe owned by Curt Cowan of Vacaville, CA who writes:
"This is a 45-year-old restoration, all stock except for the alternator, counterbalanced crank, lightened flywheel, and late model clutch. It's my daily driver. Shown at the Nut Tree Airport in 2007 with a fully restored C-47 that took part in the D-Day Invasion
1930 Coupe owned by Bill Williamson, Fresno California. "This is my 30 standard coupe and her name is Minnerva.
1930 Coupe owned by Jim Sanfelice
of Carmichael, CA, who writes, "This is my 30 standard coupe. I've had this one 10 years. It is my third model A. The only repair in 10 years is a new clutch and pilot bearing, That is for 15,000 miles of driving., and I still get about 23 miles per gallon."
owned by Jarron and Erin Wickum
of Vancouver Washington, who writes, "My name is Jarrod Wickum and I have been a MAFCA member since 2006. This is a picture of my 1930 Rumble Seat Coupe and my two favorite girls, my wife Erin and our eight month old daughter Grace. This picture was taken Christmas Day 2007 our driveway."
owned by Greg & Carol Clarke
of Douglasville, Georgia who writes, "Forwarded is a picture of my 1930 Ford Model 'A' coupe. It is a driver and not a trailer queen, and has taken us for quite a ride."
owned by Peggy & Byron M. McGough of Fort Collins, Colorado, who write, "We have owned and driven a 1923 Ford Model T Runabout for thirty-seven years but have owned the Model A for just the last two years. However, a 1930 Model A Coupe was the family car that I learned to drive and when the two of us met during our college years, my spouse-to-be was driving her dad's 1930 Model A Coupe. When the Coupe pictured became available for purchase, we were happy to welcome, once again, a 1930 Coupe back into our lives. We have been married for 53 years and these wonderful automobiles have been very meaningful to us through the years."
owned by Alberto Maza of La Pampa Argentina, who writes,
"The car belongs to Jorge Luis Howe and Alberto Maza. We have shared both the car and the restoring work for several years. We got it running in 2003. It took part in several rallies with excellent performance. We belong to the "Club de Autos Antiguos" in Santa Rosa, La Pampa Argentina."
1930 Deluxe Coupe
owned by John Costenbader of Reading, PA, who writes,
"We purchased this 1930 Model A Deluxe Coupe in December of 2004 nearly
as seen in the picture. The colors are versions of Copra and Chickle
Drab but of a somewhat lighter shade than the original colors. These
colors are easy to maintain because they do not show dirt and they catch
a lot of attention. I did some minor 'tuneup' on the carburetor,
distributor, & brakes & had to replace the universal joint but otherwise
the body, engine, and drive train are in excellent condition.
We've taken it to car shows, parades, and other gatherings with the Lehigh Valley Model A Club where we've gotten a few awards and a lot of attention. It's a lot of fun to drive the car and meet other Model A'ers. Our three sons, their wives, and our grand kids think it's GREAT. I've had experience working with engines like the Model A flat head and love to 'tinker' with this car. I also have a 1940 Farmall H tractor which I've restored and it's amazing how similar the engines are. We like to dress in Era clothing when we go to parades as you see in the picture."
1930 Standard Coupe
owned by Bobby Chaisson of Jefferson, Georgia, who writes,
"My 1930 Standard coupe was purchased in 1930 by my great grandfather. It was driven here on our farm for quite sometime, then parked in one of the barns here where it remained till 2 years ago. I heard about a guy nearby that restores model a cars, Benny Bohanan of Bentleys antique auto service. I met Benny and talked with him about working on the car. He said it would be a lot of work but it could be done.
In November of 2004 Benny came to the house and picked up the car. Work started the next week on the car and continued till April 11, 2006 when I took the car home. I started helping Benny part time on my car and it has now turned into a full time job working for Benny. I was able to do a lot of the work myself. A big thank you to Bentley's Antique Auto Service in Maysville, Ga. for the great job done on this car."
Ed. note: Click Here for a look at the before and after photos.
owned by Peter Noyes of Mertztown, PA, who also owns a 1929 Woody. Peter writes, "Some years ago I had bought a running Model A Coupe for $2400, but needless to say it really needed work thus a frame off restoration was started. After the project was well underway, I did an estimate of what it was going to cost to finish it and came up with $8000.
I bought this second coupe for same $8000 and have since sold off some of the parts of the project, raising about $5000 and I still have a good supply of spares left. What you see is what I bought, which includes the neat pickup box arrangement, a modification I certainly favor as there's plenty of room for tools, chairs, and other stuff. I added the trailer hitch, but have yet to use the car to pull the neat FORD branded lightweight trailer I won some years ago at a car show raffle."
1930 Police Coupe
owned by Steve Newton, Culver City CA.
Steve is the secretary of one of MAFCA's newest chapters, the Screenland A's. He lives just a few steps away from some of the most famous movie studios (turns out there are way more studios in Culver City than in Hollywood.) Steve's Model A is decked out to resemble an era police car. Driving it around, he gets lots of stares, waves, and thumbs up.
|1930 Sport Coupe owned by John and Lyn Pauling of Swanson Auckland New Zealand. John writes, "I found this car nearly 2 years ago as an unrestored wreck, pulled it all apart, and rebuilt it all myself, including finishing work and rebuilding all the mechanicals. Lyn and I are heading off to the North Island Model A national run in Hastings New Zealand over Easter."
1930 Tudor Sedan owned by Bill Crance of Washington Island, Wisconsin. The car is an early 1930 and originally had the early "eyebrow" fenders. But a previous restorer had them removed for restoration and they were "misplaced." Bill's looking for a new set to bring the car back to its original form.
1930 Tudor Sedan owned by Joe DeWall of Groveland, Illinois, who writes:
I bought the car March 22, 2010 in Henry, IL. It was a basket case but we were able to start the car fairly easy. The seller said he had it rebuilt and when i took it apart, it had been gone through and bored .030 over. He also painted it green lacquer but that was the extent of it. I had to strip everything down to bare metal. I found out after i disassembled it that the frame was badly bent at the right side A pillar so it took little time for me getting that straighten out. The fenders are the original steel ones. With help from my best friend who is a welder we were able to salvage them.
Every part on the car has been sand blasted, ground smooth and primered at least 3 times before painting the pieces from the solid front axle to the rear end using PPG concept single stage paint. The interior is from Cartouche from MACS. Thank you for looking at my Model A. See more photos here.
1930 Tudor Sedan owned by Prof Eckart Wernicke of Bad Soden (near Frankfurt/Main), Germany.
Photo taken at the Main riverside Oct. 03, 2011. Submitted by his friend and neighbor Claus-Theo Merkel.
1930 Tudor Sedan owned by Bob Rusunen of Vancouver, Washington.
Bob writes, "This 1930 Tudor Sedan is a former Mid-America Old Timer Auto Association National First Prize Winner. It has been updated to be driven on nation wide Model A tours. This 2 tone Chickle/Copra Drab Tudor Model A has all new wood framing and steel body. Best of all, it is a great driver and good looker. "
1930 Tudor Sedan owned by
Frank Zollinger of New Albany, Ohio a suburb of Columbus.
Frank writes, "The green Tudor I've owned since 1967, and another Model A owner, friend Tom Marasek, restored it this past winter, frame up. I had the engine restored in 1968. The 1930 Maroon Tudor my son Frank repainted it completely four years ago. This one has 29,000 original miles, while the green one has 54,000---both are very nice solid cars, and both run great. "
1930 Tudor Sedan owned by
Herman Kihlstedt of Linkoping, Sweden, proud driver of this Model A.
Herman writes, "My Tudor was made in February 1930. From 1930 - 1931, it was owned by Ford Motor Company in Frihamnen Stockholm. From 1931- 1937, the owner was a merchant named Axel Hallin in Rystad Linkoping. In 1937, my grandfather, Herman Carlson (mother's father), bought the car on an auction for 1000 Swedish crowns where Axel sold his business. Since 1952 - I have been the keeper and owner of this car. The colour is Thorne Brown with an orange stripe. When the car was new in Sweden, it was possible for 50 extra crowns to have the wheels in the same colour as the stripe."
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1930 Tudor Sedan owned by new member Harold Robertson of Redding California who writes, "The photo was taken by the person I bought the car from. The car is a bit different now because I replaced the wheel covers with proper Ford 4-cyl caps, and I painted the running board rubbers and top with black rubber bumper paint... looks good and should hold up well. I love the car and bought it because of it's looks: black with pinstripe, kelsey-hayes bent-spoke wheels, 16-inch tires... kind of a Elliot Ness Gangster look. I even got an old violin case to put in the back seat.
It's an old and tired restoration, probably done in the 80s, but it's a driver and that's what I wanted. I also think the Tudor has the best lines visually (although I'm sure I'd have been happy with a Fordor). Most everything it needs is cleaning and lubing, although I have replaced the cylinder head and distributor. Sooner or latter I'll have to tackle the interior...."
1930 Tudor Sedan owned by
John Young of San Antonio, Texas, who writes,
"You have such a nice site on the Tudors, I thought you might like to see my 55B with the Elkpoint and Kewanee greens. It has an amazing finish with the Elkpoint on the lower. I read where some were made this way and so who knows if this is the original scheme or even color? Anyway it is a beautiful machine and I only have the belt line pinstripe to finish it off. Your site is wonderful."
1930 Tudor Sedan owned by Creston King of New Orleans, LA, who writes,
"Here is a picture of my tudor which I have owned since 1949. We both
have our birthdays in July, but my 1930 Model A is five years older than I. It is in good condition now and better than it ever has been in all the years that I have had it. I drove it through high school (1954) and then it was used by two cousins and finally left in a makeshift carport where it sat for many years. In 1980 it was brought from San Antonio, TX to New Orleans where it was disassembled and put back together again a few years later. My wife and older son did much of the work. The engine and frame numbers match and all the metal is original (except the running boards!). Since about 1985, I have put 12,000 miles on it. It was recently repainted and repaired by a member of the New Orleans's A's club, Vincent Culotta."
George found this fine sedan in a barn, totally disassembled. You'd hardly recognize it now.
1930 Fordor Sedan owned by Peter Satori, Perth, West Australia, who writes,
"I purchased the Fordor in June 2000. It required a total body off rebuild which, with a lot of help from some club members, was completed at Easter 2005."
1930 Fordor Sedan owned by Bill Johnston Jr., Harpers Ferry, WV, who writes,
"My name is Bill Johnston Jr. and have recently sent a check so that my Dad can become a member of your fine organization. The picture is of my mom and dad when I took them out to breakfast in a 1930 Murray Fordor Sedan. I have just recently purchased the car from my dad and thought the least I could do is make him a member! The car is original, I'm told that it spent about 30 years in a museum and another 20 years in somebody's garage so it's in pretty good shape as you can see! Looking forward to the publications that I'm sure my Dad will hand down to me after he's read them!! Thanks again for providing a fine source of information thru your web site!"
1930 Station Wagon owned by David M. Sanford of Provincetown, MA, who writes:
"I'm a new MAFCA member. I just got the car about 1 month ago and am thrilled. I've wanted one my whole life and was looking for over 2 years!" You found a beauty, David.
1930 Roadster Pickup owned by Thomas Thomas of Sausalito CA, who writes:
"Here's my 30 roadster pick up the day I bought it 3 years ago. It's now under full restoration and will be running soon.
1930 Pickup owned by Dave Windecker of Waldwick New Jersey, who writes, "My father & mother had a 31 coupe when they brought me home from the hospital, that's probably were I got my love for the A's. My father always wanted a pick up but settled for the coupe. I bought this pick up after a long search of a lot of different body styles and conditions so I could send it down to Florida for them to play with. It was missing the interior and the doors weren't fitted properly, after a couple months of tweaking it's almost perfect.
By the way there's still no replacement for experience. I took the truck to Butch Kletcha's Obsolete Auto Supply in Clifton NJ, and when I pulled up he heard a clicking sound. He said nice truck but you'll probably want to change that aftermarket fan. Sure enough the taper on the two blade aftermarket didn't match the water pump taper and causes it to wobble and make a clicking sound. Butch had a perfect original in stock, so we went over to his shop and changed the water pump and fan. Why the pump? Because it's a "might as well". If it's this far apart, might as well check the pump - it had a crack in the impeller."
1930 Huckster built by Al Downs and friends, Wisconsin.
"There were 8 members of the Wisconsin chapter working on it one day a week. We started from scratch in April 2006. All of the wood was from local trees cut down, sawed into boards and kiln dried by another chapter member. It took eleven months to complete."
1930 Dump Truck with Hydraulic Lift owned by John Taylor of Healdsburg, CA.
This truck was purchased by my Uncle Fantozzi from the city of Jackson, CA, shortly after WWII for use in his monument business. After his death in 1965, the truck sat and slowly went "back to nature" behind the shop. In 1989, his wife, my Aunt Kate, decided that I could haul it away the BEFORE photo The truck went through a 7 year, frame-up resurrection. I actually drove it back up to Jackson to show Aunt Kate the finished product.
The truck still earns its keep, being used weekly to haul food stuff for the local food pantry, frequently visits the dumps, and does heavy hauling for friends, and of course, is a participant in the local parades and stuff.
owned by Robert Hall Jr of Lexington Kentucky. Robert is the owner of Farmers Feed Company of Lexington, which is handsomely painted on the side of the truck. Nice little shop truck! Thanks to Lee Hall for submitting this photo.
1930 AA Tractor Trailer
owned by Joel Champagne of Covington, Louisiana.
The former owner and restorer was Cecil Richardson of Muncie, Indiana. He bought the truck at a farm auction in 1976 for $190.00. It had set out and was in bad need of repair all over. The restoration was completed in 1982 as a short wheelbase grain bed farm truck. It has all original type parts. It has a stock Model A Ford engine under the hood that develops 40 horses. The transmission is a 4 speed that was built by Warner Gear (now Borg Warner) here in Muncie, IN in early 1930. The rear-end was originally a 6.6 ratio but was changed it to a 5.14. There is no history of the truck prior to Cecil purchasing it at the farm auction near New Madison, Ohio.
In the spring of 2001 Cecil saw an ad on the computer for a 30s era fuel transport semi trailer and thought it would be an interesting challenge to convert the truck into a semi. Over the years he had seen several photos of Model AA truck semis but had never seen one. So he contacted the owner of this trailer, Doug Smith of Ankeny, Iowa and purchased it. It is 3 compartments (150 Gal., 150 gal., 300 gal.). Doug told Cecil that his father was in the fuel business and had purchased the tanker used in 1939. He brought it home and used it as a bulk tank for this fuel oil. He even plumbed all three tanks to one valve.
Cecil managed to haul it all the way from Ankeny, Iowa to Muncie, IN nose down on a tandem axle car hauler. It was pretty straight and solid but he had to sandblast it, install patch panels on the rear compartment doors, cut and install new saddle timbers under the front of the tanker, install new dual wheels and tires and paint it. In the spring of 2003 he removed the grain bed and sold it in preparation of the fifth wheel to convert it to a semi tractor.
1930 Gulf Oil Pickup owned by
Jeffrey Berman of Pickerington, Ohio. Jeff got this truck as a Christmas present in 2003. The entire restoration took 5 months. "Most of the truck is original, and I have replaced the bed to its original condition. We made a frame for the 55 gallon drum, and then we painted the entire truck to match the colors of the Gulf Oil Company."