1931 Ford Model A
1931 Ford Model A
The Ford Model A can be found in many iterations: coupe, to a roadster, to a sedan to a pickup. Henry Ford had a solid base in the Model A and appeased the masses with various options on that frame. Also, as with many older versions of cars, so many visual customization modifications have been done, that the original showroom look has been long gone. In the case of this car though, mostly original intent as well as actual visual parts to this build, have been retained.
Shown here is a “Late” 1931 model year sedan. This is known because a change to the firewall giving it an indentation, as opposed to earlier builds is seen on this vehicle. Also, an upgraded engine to a “diamond” block power plant is noted. Restored to pristine condition, all is right in the world of this Model A sedan.
Copra Drab, Chicle Drab, and Straw wheels are the color scheme for this fully restored vehicle. Wheels were sandblasted, and powder coated (including spare) present with new lug nuts and hubcaps and are wrapped with new Firestone wide whitewall tires and new tubes. Running boards connect the front and rear fenders that are covered in black, and the boards have a Ford step plate installed. Fog lights, and parking lights are seen on this car, and a single tail light brings up the rear. Chromed bumpers in original style, are added bling to either end of the car, and are true Ford bumpers. A louvered front windshield can be pushed out for a nice flow air as you are motoring through the city. A new vinyl textured top has been installed, and a sun visor is seen above the windscreen on the exterior.
Yards of brown Mohair cover the front buckets which have been relocated backwards 2 inches. Door panels, and rear bench seat sport this same Mohair fabric, and the doors offer expandable pockets for storage. A felt headliner stretched from front to rear, and door to door, and is in excellent condition. Rebuilt floors, covered with new rubber mats will allow you to drive in non-sunny weather if you desire, and don't have to worry about carpet stains. A Chicle Drab dash, and a front metal panel to this dash painted black, houses the Ford chromed instrument cluster in the center. Within this cluster are a rebuilt gas gauge, and a new amp gauge.
This diamond block engine has recently received some upgrades as well. Included in these are: a new 6.5:1 Snyders cylinder head, hardened valve seats, S/S valves, guides, springs, and retainers. New adjustable tappets, an aluminum timing gear and a new 6V battery have been installed. A leak less water pump with top and bottom hoses, a rebuilt starter, distributor and carburetor were installed as well. The entire transmission has been rebuilt as needed, and is driven by a new clutch disc, pressure plate, and throw out bearing. The shift tower was rebuilt, and a new shift lever was attached. Drum brakes are seen all around. The underside of this car is noted as very clean and mostly rust free, excepting an occasional patch of surface rust.
This car comes with a good title, lots of rebuilt and installed to current car parts, and a quality repaint job. Careful attention was paid to the restoration process, and the results are very noticeable.
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 150 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. A 450 barn find collection is currently also on display.
This vehicle is 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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