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390 Cadillac powered 1930 Ford Model A coupe traditional 50's hot rod NO RESERVE

  • Price: Ask a price!
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: coupe
  • Type: Coupe
  • Year: 1930
  • Mileage: 4,000
  • Color: flat black
  • Engine size: 1959 390 Cadillac
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Malone, Wisconsin, United States


Up for sale today is my 1930 Model A coupe. This is a traditional 1950's hot rod, and with the exception of a very few parts, is true to the era in style and attitude. The frame is a custom built chassis comprised of 2"x 4"rectangular tube steel with 1/4" wall thickness. It is transverse leaf buggy springs front and rear. The front suspension is 1940 Ford set up suicide style with the spring behind the axle and split wishbones. The front brakes are 1940 Ford with 1963 Buick finned aluminum drums. The rear end is 1955 Chevy open rear with the buggy spring mounted on top, and custom built ladder bars made from steel and stainless filler panels between the bars with graduated holes. The rear brakes are rebuilt stock 1955 Chevy. Front shock mounts are modified Ford F1 mounts (originals). Wheels and tires are chrome steelies with 5" up front and 8" out back, Coker Classic wide whitewall bias ply tires on all four corners.The engine is a 1959 Cadillac 390, bored .060 over to 396 cubic inch. It's got a 500/300 cam, Vertex magneto (real one, not a fake look alike), and a very rare Edelbrock CA-6 intake with 6 stromberg 97's on top. There are 3" aluminum carb spacers between the carbs and the intake to make provision for vacuum for the transmission, all of these made by me. All 6 carbs were chromed and rebuilt, the oil pan was chromed, the 4 blade fan, the water pump, timing cover, valley pan, and generator all chromed. Polished aluminum carb scoops with screens on top of all 6 carbs. I cut the three groove crankshaft pulley down to a single groove pulley, and had it and the water pump pulley chromed. The fuel rail for the carbs is a custom piece of octagonal aluminum that I had made with a Moon fuel pressure gauge on the end of it. Valve covers are a rare set of Edelbrock finned aluminum covers that have been repolished. Fuel filter is a reusable aluminum Hilborn canister, mounted to the firewall. I relocated the oil filter canister from the front of the engine to the firewall on the opposite side of the fuel filter. Headers are all stainless steel, custom made, and have removable baffles (I run it without them most of the time...with 11:1 comperssion it's very loud!). The transmission is a rebuilt Turbo 400 with a Wilcap adapter plate to mate to the Cadillac. It has a B&M 3000 stall converter. The shifter is a Hurst Quarter Stick. There is a finned aluminum tube style transmission cooler mounted to the inside of the passenger side frame rail. Custom made driveshaft, and the radiator is a modified 1965 Mustang radiator.
The body is an original 1930 Ford Model A Coupe, chopped 4" and channeled over the frame 4". Steel floors with 1" x 2" rectangular tube steel subframe underneath. The seat is out of a Dodge Caravan with a Mexican blanket covering it. The floor is covered with black carpet, with hinged steel trap doors under each occupant's feet, driver side for the brake master cylinder and passenger side for the battery. The dashboard is 1932 Ford (fiberglass) with black faced Stewart Warner gauges. The wood inside of the body has all been replaced with 1" square tube welded in. The grille shell is original 1932 Ford steel with a reproduction insert. Headlights are original chrome Deitz lights. Tail lights are 1939 Ford teardrops, and the deck lid is original steel. The gas tank is a custom made stainless steel unit in the trunk area with the filler neck coming out through the driver side of the rear quarter panel. There is a small trunk area for storage. The roof was filled with one single sheet of steel. Wiring for the car is a custom made harness made by me at my shop Koop's Kustoms, with a blade style fuse panel in the driver's kick panel area. Steering column is a custom made stainless steel piece with quick release steering wheel. The steering wheel is a white Moon 3 blade with round holes wheel. The tachometer is an original Sun Tach with the correct Sun Tach magneto control box...and it works. Steering box is 1940 Ford. If you have any other questions about this car, please don't hesitate to ask! It is everything a 1950's hot rod is supposed to be...loud, fast, and a lot of fun! Thank you for looking and good luck bidding!

As an added note, I would like to add that I have had several requests asking if I'm interested in trading. I greatly appreciate all of the offers, and believe me, the gesture is not lost on me. The truth is that I'm not accepting trades as I need the proceeds from this car for the downpayment on a new house. I built this car over a period of four years, and many close friends had a hand in it with me, so it has been a very difficult decision to sell it, but with that in mind, I have started the no reserve auction at the absolute bottom dollar I will accept for it and not regret having it gone. Thank you and good luck!