Ford Model A Victoria

In 1930, the Model A’s third season of production there was 17 body styles offered. Five of these were completely new. These included the Deluxe Phaeton, the Deluxe Roadster with a sporty cantered windshield and lower top profile, a two window Deluxe Forder with blind rear quarters, a Deluxe Coupe with an upscale interior and a close-coupled two door sedan called “Victoria”. Of all of these the Victoria was the most noteworthy with a number of styling features that would find wider use in 1931.

To make entering the vehicle easier it was built with extra wide doors. The Victoria also had folding front seat for easy access to the roomy rear seat. Behind the rear seat was space for luggage provided by adding a “bustle” to the cars rear contour. Introduced in November of 1930, it had a visor-less slanted windshield and a lowered steering column, similar to that in the Deluxe Phaeton. The vehicles were available in two roof styles. One had steel rear quarters and one had a fully padded fabric cover. The interior was available in a brown Bedford cord or striped tan broadcloth.

Only 6,447 Victorias were built in the final days of 1930, however in 1931 production soared. By the time production wound down in August almost 37,000 had been delivered. The body style was extremely popular and continued into 1934, which by then completely new bodies for 1935 were available with an externally aaccessable trunk compartment. The name proved even more durable being recycled for Fords first hardtop convertible in 1951. Hope you found this interesting and informative. Happy Motoring…

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