Model A Cabriolet
- Engine Size
- 200 ci 4 cylinder
- Transmission Type
- 3 Speed Manual
1931 Ford Cabriolet
A Cabriolet is distinguished from a Roadster by the inclusion (on the Cabriolet) of glass windows that roll up and down. The Cabriolet is less sporty and considered more luxurious because of its ability to keep the passengers out of the bad weather. It was a more expensive car as well.
This beautifully restored 1931 Ford Model A Cabriolet literally could be bought and used as a daily driver. Close attention has been paid to the exterior as well as the mechanicals on this car, and it truly is useable on a regular basis. Many expensive add ones are featured with this classic car, so please read on...
Bronson Yellow with Seal Brown belting and an orange pin stripe are exactly what the original car would have looked like off the showroom floor. As are all Model A's, the fenders and slash aprons are painted black. Aurora red spoked wheels are on all four corners, as well as an additional 2 spare tires with fabric tire covers. A rear luggage rack, in use holding a large trunk, filled with extras for the car (boot cover, car cover, various spare parts, a few tools, and a tire iron) is strapped together and held on to oak lath and chrome frame. Dual taillights, a Motometer radiator cap with ornate carved grips and marble swirl finials tops the large radiator that is fronted by the stone guard of interwoven chrome. Running board step plates, and wind wings will finish off the long list of extra options to this car.
A comfortable Chocolate Brown vinyl grabs you into the single bench seat and allows for the driver and passenger the sit close and spoon while driving option. (Not recommended!) Bronson Yellow dash with Ford “mask style” instrument cluster sitting in the center if framed by a beautiful burl lacquered wood. A red pin striping follows the contours of the pressed steel dash, and glove box area. Rubber flooring has aftermarket, although color appropriate, Ford badged floor mats. Doors are Chocolate vinyl with stitched in pouches for storage. A floor shifter, and handbrake are present, along with the original steering wheel covered in aftermarket leather.
A 200ci 4-cylinder single carb engine, original to the car, produces 90hp, and is connected to a 3-speed manual transmission. Underside viewing of this car shows some surface rusting, drivers tray rust through, and generally typical mechanicals for the period, and showing the car is actually used.
Harken back to 1934 and pretend you had some extra money to spend, needed an automobile and be able to drive it year-round. The Ford Cabriolet would cost you a little more, but it would fit the bill. This high option extra add on (from the dealership) is definitely one of the nicer Model A's that reside here at Classic Auto Mall. Beautiful exterior color combination takes you back to a time when you thought everything in the auto world was painted black.