You're truly looking at the cream of the crop. This 1931 Ford Model
A Victoria (190-A) was one of the most distinctive designs of its
time. So to find one of these in such a stock and quality condition
today is just as much of an advertisement of unique taste now as it
was back then.
This desirable Victoria has been through a thorough multi-year
restoration to get it back to stock. That was a few years ago, but
quality work and responsible care mean the admiration endures. The
colors of this two-tone are for lovers of details. The maroon is
interwoven with black on the roof, fenders, and painted wire
wheels. It gives this one a darker and more sophisticated presence.
Plus, the bright red pinstriping and attention to good panels
highlight the unique design of the Victoria body. And with the
right brightwork touches on the bumpers, grille, and cowl trim,
this one looks like it's ready for the parade route right now.
Open the door and you'll see the seats have been refreshed with a
great-looking mohair cloth pattern. And with the carpeting, door
panels, and headliner all feeling fresh and coordinating in shades
of brown, this interior feels like a true time capsule. Everything
feels authentic from the classic four-spoke steering wheel to the
bright instrument panel. You do get a few nice additions like the
red pinstriping on the dash (to match the exterior) and a handy
engine temperature readout. But no one has tried to spoil this time
machine atmosphere with bulky aftermarket parts like air
conditioning or a radio. Instead, this thoroughly correct interior
means tilting the front windshield and rolling down the side
windows to get your ventilation the way families did a few
When you look under the hood, Ford's 201 cubic-inch four-cylinder
engine looks amazingly correct and authentic right down to the
green paint on the block. This is the correct motor for the car and
is suspected to be original. And when you look at the full
restoration photos and build receipts, you'll understand the level
of time and care that went into getting it looking so authentic.
But keen eyes will spot the right upgrades, like a modern steering
box and an alternator that allows for better reliability and
brighter lighting. This motor is all about torque, and so it gives
a rhythmic chug that feels like being in charge of a mini
locomotive as the tempo increases with the acceleration. When
you're driving on a country road, it feels like an industrial
symphony of simplicity. The three-speed manual transmission has a
terrific mechanical action, and the factory brakes are effective at
stopping this lightweight classic. So this restored Victoria has
been built to stay on the road.
There is an impressive amount of paperwork documenting what it took
to get this Model A Victoria to this level. So if you love driving
your history, it's time to hurry up and call today!
1931 Ford Model A
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