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Old 05-19-2020, 12:37 PM   #1
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How can I get an idea of what a 1930 A is worth in original running driving condition?


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Old 05-19-2020, 12:53 PM   #2
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Google search will show many, prices vary on condition of course but it'll give you an idea on prices.
The for sale section here has a few cars but the HAMB classified has more cars for sale, that's where I found my '30 Sedan.
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Old 05-19-2020, 12:57 PM   #3
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Well, I found one already, guy says its original but it sure looks in good shape for that. He wants 12500 for it. I am thinking about go to look at it tomorrow but I have no idea what I am dealing with.
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Old 05-19-2020, 01:14 PM   #4
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If you have a friend Model A educated, take them with you. Another set of eyes, someone to back you up on what is said, and to sure you do not get into teh "fallen in love gotta have it' syndrome is a good thing.
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Old 05-19-2020, 01:29 PM   #5
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How can I get an idea of what a 1930 A is worth in original running driving condition?


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This is an interesting topic. What is "original"? To some, 'original' means that any new parts merely meet factory standards. Thus new upholstery, paint, etc. (maybe installed in 1965) is still 'original' to them. To others, 'original' means the upholstery, paint, etc. had to installed at the factory.


How many of its factory installed parts and pieces does an "original running driving" car such as this one really have after 90 years? Surely by now wear items like tires, clutch, brakes, wheel bearings, engine have been replaced or repaired (and not with OEM parts). Is it still original? What if it's been repainted or has new seat covers?


So, what does "original" mean to YOU?
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Contact Paul Marjerick in Montgomery, Alabama at 334-269-1309. He is the closest Model A Ford Club of America member to you. You will find folks with Model A knowledge at this club.
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ok thanks, I will.
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You should be able to get a good driver for $9,000. By all means, you don’t have to buy the first one you come across. There are plenty out there. Take your time. If
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https://youtu.be/8xkAZil2b78

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Yeah, now that I have researched, he seems a little high. So far 11,500 is best he will do but I haven't even been to see the car or made an offer.
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Yeah, now that I have researched, he seems a little high. So far 11,500 is best he will do but I haven't even been to see the car or made an offer.
You could try taking a look at it, bring a trailer to bring it home, bring a bag of cash and make an offer. Cash in hand may be enough for him to take your offer.
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What body style, Convertible Sedan, Deluxe Phaeton, 3 Window Coupe? It might be a bargain at $12,500. Take plenty of overall and close up pictures and post them for comments.

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Hello the body style will have a lot of what it’s worth,Roadsters or open type car are usually higher demand cars where as the Tudor sedan are cheaper with the condition being equal.Also I agree with the above posts about original condition ,and if possible take a knowledgeable friend along . I can say from sad experience about buying a car that I fell in love with.Good luck on your Model A hunt they are a fun car to drive.
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Its a 2 door coupe, I've got to figure out how to post pics, I have several of them.
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go to ebays sold listings and compare- best free advice that is current.
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Right off the bat, that looks like a trailer hitch in the last pic?
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Its a 2 door coupe, I've got to figure out how to post pics, I have several of them.
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How do I get to ebays sold listing?
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