The Charlie Thomas Collection | Lot 160
1930 Ford Model A Roadster Pickup Truck
$60,500 USD | Sold
| Grapevine, Texas
20 October 2012
Style 76-B. 40 bhp, 200.4 cu. in. inline L-head four-cylinder engine, three-speed manual transmission, solid front axle and live rear axle with transverse semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel mechanical drum brakes. Wheelbase: 103.5 in.
Like all Ford commercial vehicles, the roadster pickup did not adopt the redesigned bodies of the passenger cars at the beginning of the 1930 model year. Instead, the older, upright, “phone booth” cabs continued until June, when the new sheet metal made its way to pickups, panels, and AA 1-1/2 ton trucks.
This 76-B 1930 Model A Roadster Pickup Truck dates from July; thus, it is a beneficiary of the new design, which used the cowl and windshield from the roadster and phaeton cars. Unlike roadsters, the top is removable but does not fold. Restored in maroon with black fenders, it has red wheels and whitewall tires. Accessories include dual side-mounts, wind wings with mirrors, and a radiator stone guard. The pickup bed floor is done in correct varnished oak with painted sub strips and a differential cover. A striking example of the roadster pickup, this Model A is sure to please.