1931 Ford Model A Roadster | Shiny Side Automotive Photography

1931 Ford Model a Roadster

Tin Lizzy Car / March 12, 2019

RARE DELUXE ROADSTER, NICE RESTO, GREAT TRIM, RUMBLE SEAT, GREAT DRIVING MODEL A

Not all Ford Model A roadsters were created equal. Not only is this one a rare sight because it was not turned into a hot rod, but also it's the extraordinary Deluxe model that has a more regal appearance. And with the excellent color combination and condition of this 1931 example, it's hard to find a better way to experience vintage motoring.

The Model A was the Ford Motor Company's dive into style, and the 40-B Deluxe roadster like this one was one of the best ways they showed it. This starts with the two-tone yellow paint with glossy black fenders. These colors are bold on their own, and they also do a great job of highlighting the red wire wheels with whitewall tires. And part of what makes it a Deluxe model are the spares mounted in each fender. But this one even gets the details right like the great-looking folding roof, and the red pinstriping that matches the wheel color (and Model A people know good ones have this.) The rear folding luggage rack is made of wood with a chrome surround. And if you like that brightwork, the Deluxe model not only came with the classic bumpers and grille that make the Model As iconic, but also the Deluxe's exclusive sports-style windshield has a great-looking bright appearance.

Peek inside and you'll see the seats and door panels have been restored in a great looking and durable brown vinyl. The exterior color scheme continues on this dashboard, including the pinstriping. All the gauges in the bright center panel look great, and the auxiliary readouts below that do a great job of providing more info while fitting in with the motif. The driver gets the classic four-spoke steering for that true jaunty feeling. This is the ideal sunny day friend, and if you have more than one companion on your ambling road trips, there's even a rumble seat upholstered to match the front seats.

When you open the hood, you'll see a very honest and correct 200 cubic-inch Ford four-cylinder motor. The historic Ford powerplant 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 with the top down on a country road, this makes an industrial symphony of simplicity. The three-speed manual transmission shifts cleanly with a quick double-clutch and the brakes are effective for a vehicle with modest performance and light weight. So, in total, this classic Ford is still a fun runabout.

Every inch of this Model A Deluxe is an authentic and interesting roadster that makes you want to drive to every car show. It's turnkey ready to transport your senses to a bygone era. Call today!!!

Features

Manual Convertible Top, Vinyl Interior

Drivetrain

Engine Type Gasoline

Engine Size 200.5 CI 4 Cyl

Transmission Type 3 Speed Manual

Fuel Specification Gasoline

Body

Body Color Sunlight Yellow

Body Style

Doors 2

Basic

Year 1931

Make Ford

Model Model A

Miles 10, 461 (Unknown)

Interior

Source: www.streetsideclassics.com
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