Model A Roadster
1931 Ford Model A Roadster
1931 Ford Model A Roadster
A Coupe is distinguished from a Roadster by the inclusion, (on the Coupe), of glass windows that roll up and down. The Coupe is less sporty and considered slightly more luxurious because of its ability to keep the passengers out of the bad weather. It was a more expensive car. The Roadster is the sporty version of the Model A.
This nearly perfect example of the Model A from 1931 with a rumble seat, is classified a Roadster. Beautifully restored to original condition, an extremely nice example of early Ford manufacturing with lots of extra options to really make it sing!
A Camel Tan body and for contrast, mixed with black fenders show all correct for a 1931 version. Straight steel panels with this near perfect paint are attached all around. Straw spoked steel wheels, with not 1 but 2 spares are tucked into each front fender. These wheels are covered with authentic wide white sidewall tires. A rear-view mirror tops the passenger side spare, and one adorns the driver side windshield frame. These give the driver an extra view on each side as to what is following and were deemed extra add on options. Wind wings are on both sides, and divert air from the cabin, and help with the lack of roll up windows. Running lights are attached to each cowl on the sides of the hood. In the rear are 2 brake lights and double as turn signals. Also on the back is a luggage rack, adorned with a trunk complete with a canvas cover. A matching medium tan top is in excellent condition. Lastly, a rumble seat replaces the trunk. THE perfect place for a Mother-in-law, hence its nickname!
Burnt, (saddle), Brownish Orange artificial leather is stitched perfectly onto the bench seat, the door panels, and the rear rumble seat, and presents in excellent condition. Tan carpeting floods the floor and is very clean. Hanging above the carpet is a near perfect camel tan metal dash, with a chromed ribbed medallion attached perfectly in the center. This houses the original working gauges. Original restored steering wheel with spark advance lever, and throttle control, front the dash which has an eye shaped slightly deeper insert on the front of it, surrounding the cluster. An original horn blurts out the old ahhhhooga sound just for giggles, but also to tell cows in the middle of the dirt road to get the heck out of the way!
The original period 4 cylinder, (201ci), engine is seen in a fairly clean engine bay, and is showing some rust on the head gasket area. Consigner states it was recently rebuilt. A 1-barrel for the carburetor now on this engine, and a 3-speed manual transmission is on back. All working and definitely KISS, (Keep it simple stupid!), format.
Immaculate is the word of the day for the undercarriage of this car. Obviously, an older frame off restoration. Leaf springs for all 4 corners, and mechanical drum brakes all around as well.
It took a bit to come to life, but the consigner did tell us it has been sitting for a while. The more we ran it the better it got. All was deemed working. Noted a new top was just put on.
This really nice example can be driven off the showroom floor, or kept as a garage queen, taken to shows, and still has the ability to win awards. All showroom excellent, it's a wonderful example of throwing yourself back in time and imagining something other than a world in black and white. All maintaining the ability to go for a drive, in living color.
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.