Introduced in November 1930, the Victoria was offered both in fabric- and steel-top guises, the former bodied by Briggs, the latter by Murray. Both coachbuilders employed the same overall design, chiefly a lower roofline and a subtle-yet-attractive bustleback rear that increased storage behind the rear seat. To increase rear headroom, the back section of the floor was lowered slightly. The rest of the interior was finished with plush accoutrements. Mechanically, it contained a 201ci four-cylinder engine, rated for 40hp, coupled to a three-speed manual transmission; the same components found within the rest of the Model A line. Collectively, 40,212 were built through 1931.
For consignment a hot-rodded Vicky (short for Model A Victoria) and it is the complete package with a matching trailer. Whether on the go or trying for best of show, this totally custom steel bodied fiberglass fendered two tone rod complete with lots of modern-day upgrades could be your daily driver, it is that good!
A little chopping, a little cropping and then adding fiberglass fenders, and a snazzy 2 tone paint job of Black topper over Turquoise bottom, just niiiiice! A small frown on the roof with some cracking of the paint. Oh, need I mention the attention to detail on this car in the form of let’s paint the entire suspension and steering Turquoise too so it can frame a beautiful black grille. And we will bring up the rear with teardrop taillights, a shaved bumper and dual pipes to peek out from way underneath. 14-inch and 15-inch American Racing Torque Thrust 5 spokers wrapped in thin rubber for the front, and wide 265/70SR15’s on the rear. Lest we forget the 5th wheel if you will, in the form of a custom fiberglass trailer which emulates the lines of the Vicki rear, and imitates it exactly on the fenders. It is lined with carpet and adds much needed cargo space that the car cannot afford otherwise. More American Racing Torque Thrust wheels for this trailer too, and a matching 2 tone black over turquoise bottom, and my friends we are buttoned up.
A swing of the door, and we can see a burlap pattern in light blue covering on the door panels which are complete with a purple accent, aluminum panels for housing the power window toggles, and a billet style actuator. Turning our attention to the interior, more light blue burlap this time covering a bench seat with a split back. A full bench is in the rear of this car in the same material. The dash has been simplified and now houses an elongated oval painted turquoise, and aluminum panel inserts for the central gauge cluster. Below a custom fabricated box in aluminum houses the Vintage air and heater controls and other pull knobs which are machined aluminum. A black dash top, and some black pinstripe flourishes complete the dash. A turquoise tilt steering column has a billet style steering wheel on top and seen below are billet style machined pedals. An interesting detail gets the award for nicest headliner which uses the light blue burlap, some embossing forming a pattern, and some snappy purple accent panels along with a built-in box for the stereo.
Pulling upward on the hood cowls, a great looking 350ci V8 circa 1969-1979 has been shoehorned into what was an engine bay that originally housed a flat head 4-cylinder, so its tight. It’s also beautiful with a turquoise painted block, aluminum valve covers, headers, and a 4-barrel Edelbrock carburetor. A TH400 3-speed automatic floats behind the mill, and this rod sports a Corvette rear.
All done right with a continuation of the mixture of black and turquoise with some chrome pipe accenting. We could literally turn this car upside down and it would present as nicely as the topside…standing ovation please!
A bit of a stretch to climb in and out, but once crammed in, it started quickly with the 3 step procedure, ran beautifully, and sounded awesome. We did not pull the trailer, but it has a nice long hitch setup which will make the maneuvering in tight places much easier. Brakes are good, and all is in working order.
A fully customized duo for the traveler, or just a snappy shower… you can haul two things with this car…cargo and ass!
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 500 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in Classic Auto Mall showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and phone number is (888) 227-0914.
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