Model A or B?

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I had a great Sunday afternoon in downtown Renton, July 12, 2015. South 3rd Street, the main drag through downtown, was closed to traffic for the 25th Annual Return to Renton 2015 Car Show.

There was a great variety of cars to see (over 300 of them) from vintage antiques, muscle cars, roadsters, hotrods, a Maserati from the 80s, even a really cute little 1957 BMW Isetta 300.

After a few of us had some fun with Endre Barath, Jr.'s  photo posting incident, the Algos Parse Mystery on Activerain last week, the case was quickly solved by some of our members with keen internet talents and also one with a lot of antique car knowledge.

1930 Ford Coupe, Return to Renton Car Show, July 12, 2015.

So today, a shoutout goes to Ed Silva who chimed in to clarify a few facts about Model A and B Fords to solve the case.

At the car show I came upon this beauty. It’s a 1930 Model A Coupe hardtop. I really enjoyed the fact it hasn’t been restored, this is it! I talked to the owner who bought it (as is) back in 1968 and it’s completely stock! It still runs great and looks pretty darn good too for 85 years old!

1930 Ford Model A Coupe 4 cylinder engine, Return to Renton Car Show, July 12, 2015.

So thanks Ed, this one’s for you and I learned a few things about Ford Model A’s and B's this weekend.

1930 Ford Coupe, Return to Renton Car Show, July 12, 2015.

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Comments (13)

Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

They just don't built them like that anymore, awesome that it's still running. Looks like a great weekend.

Jul 14, 2015 03:55 AM
Ronald DiLalla
Century 21 Discovery DRE 01813824 - Anaheim, CA
No. Orange Cty Real Estate

H Rene;,  always enjoy attending these type of showings.  tks for sharing with us in AR Land.

Jul 14, 2015 04:35 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

René,

I cannot tell the difference, but they distinct and very interesting.  We are always fascinated by the design of the classics.  A

Jul 14, 2015 04:44 AM
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi René - That's a beauty and amazing that it is in such good condition after all these years. Nice show!

Jul 14, 2015 05:03 AM
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

No kidding Stefan Winter ! I remember working on one years ago with my cousin Jim. Getting those engines to run was beyond my old car skill level!

Ronald DiLalla me too! Funny, now days those "antiques" are mostly the cars I remember being around when I was a kid!

Jul 14, 2015 07:29 AM
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Hi A... Ron and Alexandra Seigel When I was chatting back and forth with Ed Silva I miss took a 31 for a 30... After that I did a little research and funny I should run into this 1930 Model A at the car show!

Jul 14, 2015 07:32 AM
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Hi Dick Greenberg ... It is in amazing shape for never having any major work or restoration to it! I've got a bunch of photos from the show. Trying to get a slideshow together to share.

Jul 14, 2015 07:33 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Rene - that has to be a record, an antique car show with over 300 models.  I would have been in 7th heaven

Jul 14, 2015 09:49 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Rene Fabre   That 5 window coupe was also called a Doctor's coupe as it was typical for a country doctor to use them for house calls.  It also had no rumble seat as there is no step on that right rear fender.

That round unit on the firewall is the fuel filter and the gas tank is right behind it.  Imagine driving down the road with 10 gallons of gas right over your knees.

Jul 14, 2015 10:49 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I'm looking at that engine and thinking how simple it looks.  Heck, I think I could even work on that.  Ah, the day before computers in cars, and catalytic converters!

Jul 14, 2015 12:38 PM
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Hi Grant Schneider ... It pretty much took up all of downtown Renton! There's a lot of car lovers around here! Especially from our generation.

Jul 15, 2015 03:15 AM
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Hi Ed Silva ... Love it. Thanks! Imagine being a doctor in the 1930s drving one of those around. Wow, a lot of roads (looking at old photos) weren't even paved yet around these parts! No, I don't think I'd care for having the gas right in front me!

Jul 15, 2015 03:19 AM
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Ha! Myrl Jeffcoat ... One of the first things that came to mind for me was, "I actually know what that is!" Nowadays when I look under the hood I often have no idea. :O)

Jul 15, 2015 03:24 AM