1930 FORD MODEL A PICKUP TRUCK. #A2166880. (Stock #4319.) In 1927, Ford introduced a brand new–and greatly advanced–model, the famed “Model A”. No longer did a driver have to hand crank his engine as had to be done with early Model “T’s”. Modern roll-up windows replaced the early side screens, horsepower was doubled with cruising speeds of 40 mph to 50 mph making it possible to speed along roads that were quickly becoming paved with concrete or asphalt. The Model T was revolutionary for the time (introduced in 1908) and more than 15 million cars were sold. But the Model A, with a top speed of 65 mph, was a car which could actually be easily driven and had such niceties, such as an opening windshield, which additionally was built of “Triplex” safety glass, a novelty on many early cars, 4-wheel brakes and hydraulic shock absorbers–a welcome innovation. With various body styles available on the Model A, the pick-up truck was a utilitarian style which happens to be adorable as well as useful. Our truck was fully restored by a Pennsylvania Model A specialist, who was a patient of a surgeon who is a long-time customer of The Stable. That customer has a fabulous collection of cars and “needed” a car which we had just purchased–a very rare supercharged Studebaker Lark Daytona convertible with a 4-speed floor shift transmission. With his collection housing completely full, he gave us a choice of a vehicle to trade-in and we chose the Model A. Brilliant in red and black with a black interior, polished wood bed and bed rails, black 19-inch wire wheels, and powered by a 4-cylinder engine coupled to a 3-speed manual transmission. Accompanied by documentation and associated materials. An interesting tribute to Jimmy Buffet with the “Lone Palm Garage” logo beautifully painted on the doors and Florida Keys script on the rear bed rails. Perfect for Margaritaville tailgating. Beautiful throughout and fun to drive or just observe! $32,000.