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Would you drive a 1930 Ford Model A for a year?

Posted in Classic, Collector Cars, Commuter Cars, Ford, Videos by MrAngry | November 16th, 2010 | 6 Responses |

1930 Ford Model A

There are old cars, and then there are OLD cars. For example, a car from 1980 is old, but not so old that it doesn’t have all the creature comforts of a modern car. You’ve got heat, air conditioning, cruise control and for the most part a stereo. Now think back even further to around 1930. At this point in time the production automobile had only been around for about 20 or so years, not a very long time, in fact windows were actually a luxury back then. However, when these cars were new they were used in the very same fashion as today, meaning they were daily transportation for all those fortunate enough to own them.

It’s now 80 years later and one man, a Hagarty Insurance employee, has decided to prove the worth of an old 1930 Model A Ford, by driving it every day for the next year, weather be damned. His name is Jonathan Klinger and his reason for doing so is simple; he just wants to finally tell his grandfather that he’s not so tough. Which is a damn good reason if you ask me. As someone who owns a few old cars from the late 1960’s I can tell you that living with these things can sometimes be a handful. However, they are simple machines that can usually be fixed roadside if need be. Plus, there’s always AAA if you get in over your head. You can follow Jonathan’s exploits with the Model A and check in on how he’s doing over at 365daysofA.com.

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6 Responses

  1. […] cruise control and for the most part a stereo. Now think back even further to around […]Read more… Categories: Uncategorized Tags: Ford Model, […]

  2. 68SportFury says:

    I’m guessing a ’30 Model A doesn’t have a heater. That’s the first modern convenience that comes to my mind at this time of year.
    Good luck to Jonathan.

  3. Not even if I was paid $1,000. I would only drive a 1930 Ford if I was living back in 1930 again :) Even in Cali it is FREEZING cold in the mornings (I gotta blast up the heater) and pretty hot still during noon (even in November). Without a heater, AC, and windows I would die (and probably get car jacked). We need the windows for protection!

  4. dodahman says:

    Absolutely, sign me up.

  5. dewshan says:

    The Model A has a heater usually run from the exhaust manifold and cruise control (mechanical linkage) will do 55 mph floored- but pretty weak brakes- that is the true challenge I think.