Considering its distinctive vintage presence and magnetic curb appeal, the temptation to simply park this 1930 Ford Roadster Pickup in a busy location to watch the crowd that gathers would be perfectly understandable, but a steady practice of doing so would cause you to miss out on its full potential. With its strong running condition and all weather drivability, this classic also happens to be a very solid driver.
Not only will you rarely see a vintage Ford configured like this one, but even if you did, it wouldn\'t likely come anywhere near matching its clean and well-detailed appearance. It wears an appealing shade of orange paint and, as you circle the car, you won\'t find any blemishes to detract from its impressive appearance - just a thorough wax and buff session will bring it to top form in short order. While open cabin members of the streetrod niche aren\'t necessarily known for providing all weather drivability, this vintage Ford has you covered in that regard - literally. The featured canvas top is in great shape and, if you\'re going for that sleek, roadster look, it can even be removed entirely. Unlike so many of its counterparts, this \'30 retains every bit of its magnetic presence with the top in either position. Up front, the chrome cross supports draw attention to the powerplant residing in the open engine bay, while in back, a pair of stout chrome exhaust tips peek out from below the liftgate.
There are plenty of high points inside the doors, starting with the comfortable black vinyl bench seat at the center of a well-configured and fresh interior. It\'s bracketed by a pair of nicely detailed door panels with stitched on pockets to provide some welcome storage space and the expanse of black carpet lining the floor below it is as clean as can be. A custom 4-finger sword handle sits at the top of the shifter to navigate the transmission and there\'s a sharp chrome instrument panel at the center of the dash that holds a quintet of Omega Kustom Instrument gauges - the speedometer will need to be reconnected to resume its duties. In back, the bed area is in good form, with well-prepped wooden planks lining the floor and access to the fuel tank within easy reach.
The featured open air engine compartment puts the engine in full view and the 327 cubic inch now on display warrants the attention it will no doubt receive. Wearing a pair of headers that jut out aggressively to the sides before descending below the steel body, it\'s fed by a pair of Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetors sitting underneath an oval chrome air filter, with a chrome alternator close by. The engine starts up easily and pulls with authority and the added HEI ignition maximizes available spark as the engine teams with a 3-speed automatic transmission that shifts with slip free precision. In addition to its substantial curb appeal, this classic offers a refined driving experience - there\'s a coilover suspension in back and the rack and pinion steering up front provides a level of precision that would be well out of reach of most steering boxes. Front disc brakes help provide fade resistant stops as this flashy head-turner cruises on its set of tan steel wheels with chrome center caps that position slim 145/R15 tires up front and sizable 31x10.5R15LT tires in back for a vise-like grip on the asphalt.
This 1930 Ford Roadster Pickup is a seldom seen take on the streetrod genre, combining the look of yesteryear with plenty of modern day streetability - a pretty compelling combination. Call today!
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