In the early twenties Ford Motor Company dominated the automotive market with the Ford Model T model. However, in the mid-twenties, this dominance in the mass market was rapidly declining due to competitors such as General Motors. Falling sales of the T model forced Henry Ford to agree to start developing a new model. So there was Ford Coupe 1930, which was produced from 1927 to 1931. The model was manufactured in a variety of variants: Coupe, Business Coupe, Sport Coupe, Roadster Coupe, convertible, phaeton, Tudor, Town Car, Fordor (2 windows), Fordor (3 windows), “Victoria”, wagon, taxi, pick-up, etc.
Prices for Ford Coupe 1930 ranged from $ 385 for the model with a roadster to $ 1400 for the modification of the “Town Car”. In addition to the US production, Ford produced this model in Argentina, Canada, France, Germany and the United Kingdom. In Europe, where cars were taxed according to the engine’s engine capacity, Ford equipped the car with a 2033 cc engine. The volume of the engine was still quite large and lead to an annual car tax of £ 24 in the UK and similar taxes in other major European markets. So the car was unable to compete in the low-cost mass car sector. The model was too crude to act as luxury goods. Production of the car ended in 1931. In total 4849340 models were produced in all variants.
Ford Coupe 1930 was equipped with a 4-cylinder liquid-cooled engine with a working capacity of 3.28 liters, developing 40 horsepower. This car was the first Ford car that used a standard set of controls with conventional clutch and brake pedals and an accelerator and a gearshift lever. The fuel tank is located in the torpedo, between the engine compartment and the instrument panel. It had an optical fuel gauge, the fuel was fed into the carburetor by gravity. The model was the first car with safety glass in the windshield. The Ford Coupe 1930 used mechanical drum brakes on all wheels.
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The Ford automaker has functioned since 1906 and was listed among the five largest car manufacturers in the world. Modern Ford model range includes automobiles, trucks, buses, tractors, motorcycles and even Formula One sport cars. Having subsidiaries worldwide, the Ford company produces all types of automobiles. An impressive list of other automakers operate under the Ford brand nowadays.
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