Dashing in Dearborn Blue, The Timeless 1930 Ford Model A Coupe
Dashing in Dearborn Blue, the blown Model A Ford coupes comes from West Virginia’s Hilton Hot Rods has reawakened the ghosts of hot rodding’s past. But in our opinion, Hilton’s A-Bones look better than anything the ’50s or ’60s had to offer! Hilton’s cars are sinister in stance and rake, and due to his airtight allegiance with Tony Lombardi of Ross Racing Engines – they’re fast, loud and downright nasty! You might remember Lombardi’s blown Olds powered Model A – it won the Goodguys Hot Rod of the Year award at Indy just last year.
Sacramento, California’s Ray Enos was so smitten with Hilton’s fresh style, he commissioned Bob to build him a Model A even though his shop is some 2,700 miles to the east! Better yet – he let Hilton pick the color and didn’t even see it until the car was delivered at last spring’s Goodguys Lone Star Roundup in Austin, Texas! To his delight – his fresh 1930 Ford coupe was bathed in 1936 Ford Dearborn Blue – a perfect color choice for a timeless hot rod.
True to Hilton’s form, the body was chopped 4 1/2-inches, features a ’32 Ford firewall and rests on deuce rails. A drilled 5-inch dropped axle, ’40 Ford spindles, polished hairpins, and Buick drums round out the front of the car while a Winter’s Quickchange rear end spiffs up the hind end. Black ’40 Ford steelies with polished hubcaps and Coker Firestone bias ply tires finish off the exterior.
A punched out Ford Y-block (300 c.i.) by Ross Racing Engines topped with a 4-71 huffer takes care of the “go” while Oxblood leather upholstery by Mike Lippincott offers plenty of “show.” Our favorite interior feature? The engine-turn gold leaf dash!