1931 Ford Model
Lot : 464
1931 Ford Model A Roadster
Auctioned on SAT, 2021-06-11
Auctioned at The Toronto Spring Classic Car ONLINE Auction 2021
Sold at $ 26,880
Exterior Color: Blue
Location – Blenheim, Ontario
Photos and condition report prepared by CCP Auctions
The Model A was Ford’s second market success after its predecessor, the Model T. Many technological improvements were associated with the Model A. The engine is a water-cooled L-head inline 4 cyl. With a displacement of 201 cu.in. capable of producing 40hp and a top speed of 65mph. The transmission is a conventional unsynchronized 3-speed sliding-gear manual. The Model A was the first Ford to use the standard set of drivers controls with conventional clutch and brake pedals. The brakes are 4-wheel mechanical drum, and the 1931 model came with stainless steel radiator cowlings and headlamp housings. The Model A’s fuel tank is situated in the cowl, between the engine compartment’s fire wall and dash panel. Traditionally, fuel flowed to the carburetor by gravity. A rear-view mirror was optional, as was a cast iron heating unit that could be secured to the exhaust manifold for manually controlled heat. The Model A was the first car to have safety glass in the windshield. This particular example was treated to a fabulous restoration a few years ago and remains in great condition today. It was refinished in Washington Blue with black fenders with a canvas tan top. Upon close inspection, there are a few very minor imperfections in the paint, but it is close to perfect. The car is well-equipped including stainless grill guard, dual side mounted spares, cowl lights, etched wind-wing glass, rear-mounted leather trunk, www tires and quail rad cap mascot. A new interior was fitted at time of restoration and is in excellent condition. The car runs and drives very well, the various operating components function as intended and it comes complete with a car cover. The owner commissioned to have a jigsaw puzzle made from a photo of this actual car and it is included in the sale of the car.
Selling to the Highest Bidder at No Reserve!