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1930 Ford Model A ‘Fordor’ – Ruby

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Ruby is the four-door model from the blue oval family which has been specially prepared for motoring challenges. She has campaigned in the 2016 and 2019 editions of the Peking to Paris events. 

1930 Ford Model A ‘Fordor” – Ruby

“After completing the Peking to Paris 2013, which was a fantastic experience and for me a game changer, I wanted to do it again but needed a better car, ” Rod explains. “In September 2013, I was in the USA hunting for a 1930 Model A Ford but a 4-door model called a ‘Fordor” by Henry Ford!

“I was so impressed with the 2013 P2P car the 1930 Model A Ford 2 door ‘Tudor Rose’ that I wanted to do better in 2016 and the only real improvement on the Model A was to have 4-doors instead of two to make it easier to get the gear in and out. The 1930 Model A Ford Fordor achieved that goal.

“I located a 1930 Fordor in Hamilton Texas USA and it fitted the bill exactly, I did a test drive and this baby was as tight as the day it was made and all absolutely original.

“With a genuine 103,000 miles on the clock, ‘Ruby’ as she is known, had some work to be done but I did not do a repaint, leaving all the ‘patina’ as it was. She’s a game old girl who was up to the task when I’ve finished with her.

“She performed to well in 2016, there was no doubt in my mind that she’s also be my vehicle of choice in 2019 too.”

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