BaT Auction: 1930 Ford Roadster Hot Rod

This 1930 Ford hot rod is said to have been converted from a coupe to a roadster during an initial build in the 1950s, and was acquired for the collection of its current owner in 2007. A refurbishment just over 500 miles ago reportedly included rebuilds of its 400ci V8 and Hydramatic transmission as well as reupholstery of the interior in red and installation of new suspension and braking components. Features consist of triple Rochester Two-Jet downdraft carburetors on an Offenhauser intake manifold, painted steel wheels with Mickey Thompson tires, a Moon shifter and gauges, and more. Fresh fluids and a new battery were added in anticipation of the sale. This Ford hot rod is offered by the seller on behalf of its current owner with a clean California title listing it as a 1930 Ford in the name of the owner’s family trust.

BaT Auction: 1930 Ford Roadster Hot Rod

The car is said to retain a full steel body and is finished in black with traditional-style flames. Teardrop taillights, chrome bumperettes, and a receiver hitch are fitted out back. A walk-around video has been provided by the seller.

BaT Auction: 1930 Ford Roadster Hot Rod

Red and black painted 15″ steel wheels wear baby moon hubcaps and are mounted with Mickey Thompson Sportsman tires in a “big and little” setup. The leaf-sprung suspension is fitted with traction bars in the rear and chrome tube shocks all around. Braking is from drums at all four corners.

BaT Auction: 1930 Ford Roadster Hot Rod

The cabin was fitted with fresh upholstery on the bench seat and doors complemented by yellow piping and black carpets. Controls include a wood-rimmed Lecarra steering wheel and a floor shifter with a yellow Mooneyes shift knob.

BaT Auction: 1930 Ford Roadster Hot Rod

The black-painted dashboard houses a host of Moon instruments including a six-digit odometer displaying just over 500 miles, which is said to represent the total since completion of the refurbishment work. The car has been part of a family collection over the last 12 years.

BaT Auction: 1930 Ford Roadster Hot Rod

The 400ci Chevrolet V8 is equipped with triple Rochester Two-Jet downdraft carburetors with chrome air cleaners and an Offenhauser intake manifold. Chrome accessories have been added, and exhaust is via stainless steel four-into-one headers feeding side pipes. The battery was replaced and fluid changes were performed in preparation for the sale.

BaT Auction: 1930 Ford Roadster Hot Rod

Additional underbody photographs can be seen in the gallery, while a start-up and driving video is viewable below.

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