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Old 07-22-2012, 11:25 AM   #1
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Hello all,

My father recently passed away and he owned a 1930 Model A. I know practically nothing about Model As - except that my father loved this car.

Can someone tell me what a "Tudor" is? Is there a way to tell if my father's car was considered a Tudor?

I'm looking up information about the Model A and sometimes I see 1930 Model As referred to as a "Model A" or "Model A Tudor". When we try to sell it I want to make sure I have it named appropriately. Also, if anyone has advice how to sell a Model A I would appreciate that too.

Thank you for your assistance.

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Old 07-22-2012, 11:34 AM   #2
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Can you post pictures? Try matching it up to one of these body styles

http://www.modelaford.org/technical/...s28-29open.asp
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Old 07-22-2012, 11:38 AM   #3
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Tudor refers to a two door 5 passenger sedan.
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Old 07-22-2012, 11:42 AM   #4
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Here is a picture. I'll look for more - hopefully I can find some more pictures.
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Old 07-22-2012, 11:46 AM   #5
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That's a nice looking car and I'd sure consider keeping it, or at least keeping it in the family. Money can be replaced easier than family heirlooms.
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Old 07-22-2012, 11:59 AM   #6
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that's a nice looking car and i'd sure consider keeping it, or at least keeping it in the family. Money can be replaced easier than family heirlooms.
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Old 07-22-2012, 12:31 PM   #7
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Nice one
Dont give it away - Your father loved it....

Drive it and you will love it too
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Old 07-22-2012, 12:37 PM   #8
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Great looking car. I think FYI that's Dawn Gray (which is actually a light green color) and either a Kewanee Green or Elk Point Green belt. Could be wrong.
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The name tudor was just a word play used by Ford for his two door sedan. He named the standard four door sedan, fordor.
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Old 07-22-2012, 12:49 PM   #10
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Thanks to all for the advice. I've never really considered it a family heirloom as he only had it about 2-3 years. It'd be nice to be able to keep it, but it's not really an option for me.

I've attached a couple more pictures that I found.

Thanks again for all the input. I'll refer to it as a Tudor Sedan in the future.
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File Type: jpg Model A 3.jpg (82.6 KB, 135 views)
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If you were closer to SoCal I'd check it out for you and get you a ball park figure on its worth. Hopefully some one on the forum is close enough to you to give you a hand. A lot of helpful folk here!
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I just hope it doesn't get cut into a hotrod.
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Old 07-22-2012, 03:23 PM   #13
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Pete: Check your private message feature of Fordbarn
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Old 07-22-2012, 03:34 PM   #14
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I wrote back to you mleder.
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Old 07-22-2012, 05:38 PM   #15
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Looks to be a EARLY 1930 Tudor [two doors sedan] .Does it have a oval or round shaped speedometer... On your instrument panel ?
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Old 07-22-2012, 05:44 PM   #16
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Looks to be a EARLY 1930 Tudor [two doors sedan] .Does it have a oval or round shaped speedometer... On your instrument panel ?
I can't tell you right now... I'm not near the car right now and won't be for another week or so. And I haven't been in it enough to know.
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Old 07-22-2012, 05:58 PM   #17
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It looks like a very nice car; if keeping it is not an option for you...PLEASE don't sell it to a hotrodder who will inevitably start chopping it up (literally)...
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Old 07-22-2012, 06:31 PM   #18
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To peters180a/170b: Attached are some pictures. From the pictures, it looks like it might be an oval.
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File Type: jpg Model A 4.jpg (67.4 KB, 54 views)
File Type: jpg Model A 5.jpg (34.4 KB, 51 views)
File Type: jpg Model A 6.jpg (32.8 KB, 52 views)
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Early 30. That ammeter needle should be in the middle. It's showing a significant short. I would disconnect the battery before it goes up in flames. The battery should be under the front floor boards on the driver's side.
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That's a nice looking car and I'd sure consider keeping it, or at least keeping it in the family. Money can be replaced easier than family heirlooms.
Couldn't agree more!
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