1931 Ford Model A Roadster
A roadster, (also spider, spyder), is an open two-seat car with
emphasis on sporting appearance or character. Initially an American
term for a two-seat car with no weather protection, usage has
spread internationally and has evolved to include two-seat
For consignment this 1931 roadster from the blue oval is enough to
pull you out of any depression, great or not!
Coffee with Cream, (Tan), panels showing in fair condition, make up
this all steel car. Paint is showing some dulling on the coffee
portions. Black covers the running boards and fenders and remains
shiny. Chrome is fairly shiny, and covers the radiator surround,
front "grille", searchlights, and headlight casings. A temperature
gauge radiator cap is atop the shiny surrounds and frames the
cowled hood in tan directly behind it. A small door on either side
allows access to this 30's style 2 seat sports car, if you will.
Seen on the driver's door is peeling paint and some rust on the
sills. Also etched glass wing windows are now installed. The canvas
top in tan is in good condition but just needs a thorough cleaning.
A mother-in-law seat is on the curved rear which also sports a wood
luggage rack. Dual spare tires tuck into the fenders and have a
chromed surround and are restored like the other 4 corners in straw
colored wire wheels with wide white side walls.
A dark brown vinyl bench stretches from dark tan door panel to dark
tan door panel. Nearly new looking it will accommodate 3 if needed
but it will be tight. A super simple dash with chromed "mask style
"instrument cluster, shows slight rust and aging, but is fully
functional. An original steering wheel with spark advance lever and
throttle/idle lever attached to the column, is fronting the tan
painted metal dash. There are black painted accenting panels
surrounding the instrument "mask" and these are showing some wear.
The rumble seat, matching the interior bench, is accessible with a
turn and pull of the winged chromed lever. Black rubber flooring is
installed in the main cabin and the rumble seat.
A flat 201ci 4-cylinder engine all operational and showing some
surface rust sits in the engine bay, and is backed by a 3-speed
manual transmission, and fed by a 1-barrel carburetor. The tail end
of the driveline shows a rear axle with 3.78 gearing.
Structural integrity, and a good frame reside in previously
restored form underneath. Floor pans, and rockers, and running
board supports are sturdy with surface rust. All is looking good
including the transverse leaf springs on all 4 corners and the
mechanical drums, which do stop but you'll need to plan ahead!
This car runs very rough. It misfires and has little to no power.
Functions are working although some you need to work at them.
A classic roadster, a piece of Ford history, and all in need of
some TLC. A paint refresh and an engine overhaul will go a long
way, but it is priced right and after a brush up and refresh, you
will have a classic that looks as good as your grandmother!
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.