1931 Ford Model A
Henry Ford was always convinced that people should satisfy
themselves with nothing more than a good, simple and economical
car. At the price of great efforts, his inner circle finally
succeed in eroding his stubbornness, and in May 1927, after having
produced more than 15,000,000 Model Ts since 1908, Ford closes his
plants for many months in order to retool his assembly lines for
the production of his next legend: the Model A. The latter will
ultimately be produced in 5,000,000 copies between 1928 and 1931.
This new miracle is equally attributable to Henry and his son
Edsel. Henry will dedicate himself to the mechanical aspects and
Edsel will bring a whole new look to the design of the Model A. The
Model T was nicknamed "TIN LIZZIE" the Model A will be known as the
No new automobile has ever been so expected in History. The
competition sharply felt the hurt of this waiting period, (as much
as tens of thousands of Ford employees which were temporarily laid
off), since many were putting off their purchase of a new car in
order to see what Henry was going to pull out of his hat this time.
He literally made a lady out of a lizzy, so we offer you for
consignment a 1931 Ford Model A "Baby Lincoln" which was restored
in the past and shows some nice patina and age.
Brewster Green paint bathes this all-steel bodied example. This
paint job accentuates the wonderful lines of this car which have
been retained. A black roof helps with this too, especially the
taught black vinyl roof insert. Just the right colors in just the
right places it presents nicely with some a good shine to the
paint. Black fenders with some notable paint chip offs frame the
light green colored wire wheels which are wrapped in noticeably dry
rotted rubber. A cowled hood and chromed grille surround with a
wire protective front is topped by a standard flying goose radiator
cap/hood ornament. On either side perched atop a curved bar are
large round headlights with nice chrome bezels and on the driver's
side the horn. A dual bar curved is on front and rear, and in
addition to the rear bumper a trunk rack which already is holding
its steamer trunk can be folded up when not in use. Running boards
are covered with rubber and a cast plate with a boot scraper is in
the middle. In back is the rumble seat all in good condition so if
you are putting your mother-in-law back there, she might as well be
Swinging open the doors we are met up front with an eye shaped
dash, in sprayed Brewster Green metal and topped with a wood finish
painted steel framing. In the center is a ribbed cast metal plate
that houses the original instruments. A big black bakelite steering
wheel is fronting this original dash and sitting on the large bench
inside is comfy. This is covered with a dark camel colored mohair
that has been tufted and buttoned into a tuck and roll pattern. The
doors are adorned with this as well and are nicely preserved. Above
and on the interior roof sides we see what may be original mohair,
and it is showing a few stains possibly due to the canvas roof
leaking at some point in the past. Tan Berber style carpeting is on
below the seat. Hey Haw!
Lifting the vented cowled hood and we see a 201ci 4-cylinder
engine. It presents in a glossy dark green, almost matching the
body color, and has a 1-barrel carburetor to feed it fuel and air.
On the back is a 3-speed manual transmission with a 3.78 rear axle.
Overall condition is good for this power plant so see drivability
to find out how it runs...I'm keeping you in suspense!
Due to this being an older restoration a coating of surface rust
has accumulated on some of the untreated components and where the
paint has chipped away but all remains structurally sound. Correct
wood flooring, in good condition, is noted under the passenger's
compartment. Body hangers and running boards are in a glorious coat
of black and remain as solid and strong as they were new.
Transverse leaf springs and mechanical drum brakes are on front and
Thanks for waiting! This car took a bit of coaxing to fire up but
when it did it ran fine. It goes along fine, and all functions were
working at the time of my test ride.
An older restoration that is drivable and still looking good with a
rust-free body, a comfy interior with original dash and
instrumentation. A 2-door sports car if you will, all in 1931 style
and garb. With a little bit of work, you could win a show with this
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 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.