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Ford Model A

Year: 1931|Miles: 33,127|Ext: Red/Black|Int: Black|

#A4445963

By the late 1920?s, Ford?s ubiquitous Model T was beginning to show its age. Nearly 20 years in production and with over 15 million sold, the T would remain a popular sight for many years to come, but Ford Motor Company knew that it needed a drastically new model to maintain their position at the top of the market. Introduced in 1927, the Model A retained the T?s spirit of accessibility for the masses, but little else remained. The new four-cylinder engine was mated to a conventional gearbox and the controls were now via a typical 3-pedal arrangement. The complex Model T controls were now a thing of the past. The Model A was powered by a 3.3 liter, 201 cubic inch L-head inline four cylinder engine. The stout little engine produced 40 horsepower and propelled the little A to a top speed of approximately 65 mph. A wide variety of open and closed body styles were offered, as were pickups and delivery vehicles. The Model A was a huge success for Ford, and though it was only in production for four years, it sold nearly as well as the T on an annual basis. Nearly 5 million examples were sold before production ended in 1931.

  • 1931 Model A
  • Absolutely nice
  • It runs very strong

Featured here is a lovely 1931 Model A Pickup, finished in a very attractive two-tone red over black fenders. The body color is offset with yellow wire wheels and correct blackwall tires. Restored some years ago and very well-maintained since, this is a great driving Model A that runs strong and performs very well on the road. The body and paint is in very nice condition, our in-house experts having recently polished and buffed it to a fine gloss. Panel fit is good and consistent for what a Model A should be. There is no evidence of any corrosion or serious repairs. It is all steel, with no rust or rot. There are a few minor flaws visible, but it is overall very honest and attractive. The oak bed floor has been restored and presents in nice condition and a set of oak bed rails installed for a pleasing period touch. The chrome front bumper is in good order, straight and presentable. Black headlight buckets and the black radiator shell are correct for a pickup/commercial chassis Model A.

The exterior is accessorized with a Ford script side-mount spare wheel cover, proper Ford script headlamp lenses, a Ford Moto-Meter, and a Sparton horn. A set of compact modern tail lights and turn signals have been discreetly mounted for a welcome bit of additional safety in today?s traffic.

The L-head engine is tidy and clean in the engine bay. It runs strong, cool and exhibits no smoke or excessive leaks. A very cool Auto-Lite heater is fitted to help keep you warm on crisp fall mornings. Few Model A trucks have survived the abuses of their early lives, and it is rare to find a pickup as pleasingly straight and usable as this. Tidy, honest and ready to be enjoyed, this Model A is an excellent choice for regular use in anything from club tours to weekend ice cream runs.

Please contact Alex Ruozzi or Geoff Isabelle at RB Collection at 610-398-9700 for more information. Offers and trades are always welcome.