1931 Ford Model A 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 mid restoration 1931 Ford Model A Cabriolet literally could be
bought and used as a daily driver with some minor upgrades. Close
attention has been paid to the exterior as well as the mechanicals
on this car, and it truly is usable on a regular basis. Beautiful
color combo, and roll top windows as well as a secure convertible
top, assures you of yearlong all season driving...
Green paint, nice chromed trimmings and accenting and a white
canvas convertible top 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 lime green
spoked wheels are on all four corners, as well as an additional
spare tire uncovered hanging off the back of this car between the
split rear bumper. A bottom hinged trunk lid can be flipped
backwards to reveal an all-steel green painted trunk area that is
awaiting the installation of a new rumble seat. In front a flying
goose radiator cap ornament sits proudly on the shiny radiator cowl
surround complete with blue oval Ford badge. A dual curved flat bar
bumper is framing the bottom of the front end and as we move back
on the vented cowled hood, we see a set of running lights for extra
night vision. A pop out hinged windshield allows for airflow and
works perfectly. Glass wing windows are noted off of either side,
however, the roll up windows are missing. This includes the
regulators and the glass. Paint shows some minor chipping
particularly at the gaps. The canvas top is stained just a bit in
the center near one of the supporting ribs underneath. It has a
chromed landau bar on the back.
A covered seat, in off white broadcloth material is on the front
bench. This grabs you into the single bench seat and allows for the
driver and passenger to sit close and spoon while driving, (Not
recommended!). A body matching dark green metal dash front houses
the Ford shiny "mask styled" instrument cluster sitting in the
center. It's framed on top by a beautiful brown painted metal
nicely curved dash. Below tan carpeting is flooding the floors and
is fairly clean. Inside the convertible are some water stains from
previous leaks. As stated above, the door glass and window
regulators are missing as are the interior door panels.
A 201ci 4-cylinder single carb engine, produces 40hp, and is
connected to a 3-speed manual sliding gear transmission. On the
back is a 3.70 rear axle. The engine bay is very simply appointed
and has most new electrics as it is now a 12-volt electrical
Underside viewing of this car shows some surface rusting on the
bottoms of the running boards. Floor pans, tube steel framing and
other undercarriage bolt ons are clean and rust free. Transverse
leaf springs are the simple suspension, and mechanical drum brakes
are on all 4 corners.
The old gal starts right up and putters along nice and smoothly.
Tight steering, and a little bumpy ride make it all worth it when
the top is down. If it rains or gets too cold, put the top back up
and head for shelter unless you've finished the restoration this
Harken back to 1931, 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. But
this one leaves us green with envy!
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.