Model A Roadster
1931 Ford Model A Roadster
1931 Model A Roadster
A roadster (also spider, spyder) is an open two-seat car with emphasis on sporting appearance or character. Initially an American term for a two-seat car with no weather protection, usage has spread internationally and has evolved to include two-seat convertibles.
Once fire damaged, now fully brought back to life and then some, being even better, this 1931 roadster from the Blue oval is enough to pull you out of any depression, great or not!
Coffee with Cream (Tan) panels in very good condition, with well minded gaps make up this all steel car. Black covers the running boards and fenders Chrome is nearly perfect and covers the radiator surround, front “grille” and headlight casings. A flying goose radiator cap is atop the shiny surrounds and frames the cowled hood in tan directly behind it. A small door on either side allows access to this 30's style 2 seat sports car, if you will. A mother in law seat is on the curved rear which also sports a spare tire and wheel completely restored like the other 4 corners in straw colored wire wheels. A very nice and easy up and down convertible top in Tan and nearly showroom is on top to protect the passengers.
A dark brown vinyl bench stretches from dark tan door panel to dark tan door panel. Nearly new looking it will accomodate 3 if needed but it will be tight. A super simple dash with chromed “mask style“ instrument cluster, shows no rust, and is functional. An original steering wheel with spark advance lever and throttle/idle lever attached to the column, is fronting the tan painted metal dash. The rumble seat, matching the interior bench is accessible with a turn and pull of the winged chromed lever. There is a top boot which is included as well as 3 of 4 side curtains for that downpour necessary drive. Also, a rear tire cover is on board.
A flat 201ci 4-cylinder engine all gussied up and fully operational sits in the engine bay, and is backed by a 3-speed manual transmission, and fed by a 1-barrel carburetor. The tail end of the driveline shows up a rear axle with 3.78 gearing.
Structural integrity, and a good frame rust free is noted underneath. Floorpans, and rockers, and running board supports are sturdy. All is looking good including the transverse leaf springs on all 4 corners and the mechanical drums, which do stop but you'll need to plan ahead!
Drives like its new and has surprising acceleration and smooth steering and suspension. All functions are working as they should, and it was a pleasant drive.
A classic roadster, a piece of Ford history, which can be used immediately, with the turn of the key. Overall a working, good looking, restored, example of a 90 year old car. You would not expect your grandmother to be in such good shape!
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 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 our 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 our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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