1930 Ford Model A Custom Woody Street Rod For Sale. 307 cubic inch V8 engine, Edelbrock carburetor and intake manifold, chrome engine dress up kit, HEI ignition dual exhaust, TH350 automatic transmission, rack and pinion power steering, custom frame, hairpin front suspension with power disc brakes, 4 bar rear suspension with coil over shock, 14” chrome Smoothie II wheels with BF Goodrich Touring T/A tires, two tone paint, steel cowl and hood, custom built wood cab, vinyl roof cover, power windows, custom cloth bucket seat interior, rear bench seat, wood grain steering wheel, Dolphin gauges, 12 volt electrical system with modern style fuse block, AM/FM/CD radio mounted in a custom overhead console. It’s an adventure every time you get behind the wheel of this Model A custom woody!!!
As a variant of body-on-frame construction, the woodie as a utility vehicle or station wagon originated from the early practice of manufacturing the passenger compartment portion of a vehicle in hardwood. Woodies were popular in the United States and were produced as variants of sedans and convertibles as well as station wagons, from basic to luxury. They were typically manufactured as third-party conversions of regular vehicles—some by large, reputable coachbuilding firms and others by local carpenters and craftsmen for individual customers. They could be austere vehicles, with side curtains in lieu of roll-up windows (e.g., the 1932 Ford)—and sold in limited numbers (e.g., Ford sold 1654 woodie wagons). Eventually, bodies constructed entirely in steel supplanted wood construction—for reasons of strength, cost, safety, and durability.
-The Ford Model A was the second huge success for the Ford Motor Company, after its predecessor, the Model T. First produced on October 20, 1927, but not sold until December 2, it replaced the venerable Model T, which had been produced for 18 years. Model A production ended in March, 1932, after 4,858,644 had been made in all body styles.