Henry Ford’s contributions to the U.S. auto industry are legendary, with the Model T being the most prominent. The introduction of the Model A in October of 1927 ranks a very close second. The Model A was a rather radical change from the staid and traditional Ford Model T and ushered in a sales resurgence when the new design became available in December 1927.
Lagging Model T sales along with consumer demands for amenities like electric starters forced Henry Ford to bring the Model T production to an end after 18 years. The new car was the first Ford vehicle to adopt traditional controls (clutch, brake and accelerator pedals with hand shifting) which appealed to drivers of other manufacturers. Ford had previously used the Model A designation on a motor buggy design back in 1903-04 but revived the name because of the radical change from the Model T.
Power for the Model A was derived from a water-cooled inline four-cylinder engine displacing 201 cubic inches backed by a non-synchronized three-speed manual transmission with a single-speed reverse yielding a top speed of about 65 miles per hour. The car was first introduced with four body styles which had grown to nine body styles by the time production ceased in March 1932. By that time over 4.8 million Model A’s had come off Ford assembly lines, cementing the car’s place in automotive history.
While Henry Ford had gained a reputation for his rather austere car designs and color palettes, the Model A broke from tradition with most body styles being offered in both standard and deluxe trim levels. Due at least in part to the economic hardships suffered during the majority of the time Model A’s were produced the standard models were sold in greater numbers than their flashier chromed counterparts.
This 1931 Ford standard fordor sedan was one of the first antique vehicles acquired by the present owner’s family when they began collecting cars in the 1990’s and now is being offered for sale for the first time. The car has been driven sparingly in their decades of ownership and a buyer should anticipate recommissioning the vehicle if it is intended to be driven. The car presents in the condition one would expect from a vehicle that was likely restored fifty years ago, with some paint checking evident.
The car sports a two-tone green paint with black chassis and fenders along with black painted wire wheels and whitewall tires. The green interior is in very good condition and the limited chrome on the car is also in good condition. This Model A fordor would be an exceptional entry-level car for a person desiring to enter the hobby and would be a vehicle very much at home at local car shows and cruise events. It would be a great vehicle to make family memories in for a minimal investment!
Evergreen Digital Showroom offers this 1931 Ford Model A standard fourdor sedan at a price of $14,900 USD. A pre-purchase inspection is welcomed and encouraged. Transportation can be arranged at buyer’s expense or we would gladly work with the shipper of buyer’s choice. For additional information or to make an offer on this vehicle call sales manager Steve Russell at 417-532-8000.
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