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Taking A Spin In A Model A Ford

The last few days in Central New York have been beautiful.  So many people have been out taking advantage of the sunshine and the unusually warm temps.  I  too took advantage of the nice weather and did something I’ve never done before but hope to do again.

I went for a ride in a 1930 Model A Ford and sat in the rumble seat, feeling the wind blow my hair and wondering how people back then  got in and out of this car easily.  I’ve never been in a car from the 30′s and it was a blast but no easy task to get in or out of the rumble seat, which is in the back where a modern car’s trunk would be.  You have to hoist yourself up and step up and kind of throw your leg over to get in the seat.  Getting out proved to be even tougher.  The rumble seat is pretty small and requires some twisting to get out of, as well as climbing down and out without falling on your face.  No, I didn’t do that, thankfully.  My friend Bob, who owns the car, said it would’ve cost between six and seven hundred dollars in 1930.  He bought it for $25 as a teenager and has had it ever since.  It was such fun to ride in and I hope to do it again before the snow arrives.  Check out some pics I took of the car.

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This certainly doesn’t look like the dashboard of cars today.

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Getting in and out of the front seat was much easier than the rumble seat but I still like the rumble seat better.

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This is the rumble seat.  You can close it if you’re not using it.

 

 

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Bob’s car is in great condition.  He takes really good care of it and has definitely gotten back his $25 investment!

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Now those are nice tires.  Love the red hubcaps.

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