1931 Ford Model A 2-Door Depot Hack
Engine no. A4696227
200.5ci flathead inline 4-cylinder engine
40bhp at 2,200rpm
3-speed manual transmission
Solid front axle with transverse semi-elliptic leaf spring and ¾-floating rear axle with transverse leaf spring
4-wheel mechanical drum brakes
*Unique bodywork in the style of a Depot Hack
The Ford Model A
The Model A had big shoes to fill in succeeding the legendary Model T and the very timidity of its changes reflected both Henry Ford's reluctance to put the Model T behind him and the corresponding reluctance of Ford's legions of satisfied customers to take anything but baby steps away from the tried, true and familiar Model T.
When it was finally introduced in December of 1927, the Model A was substantially different from the Model T, but at the same time it was still a 4-cylinder and it still had transverse leaf spring suspension. There were many improvements, important evolutionary elements like pumped water cooling, coil ignition, sliding gear 3-speed transmission. The 103 1/2 inch wheelbase was longer, making room for bigger, more luxurious, bodies.
However many of the visual changes incorporated in the Model A had been foreshadowed in the styling evolution of the Model T in the late Twenties. The Model A was different, but it still looked like a Ford, and that was probably a very wise and sensible thing for Ford to do.
1931 saw a milestone passed at Ford: the production of the 20 millionth Ford automobile, only 23 years since the first, hand-assembled Model T rolled out of Ford's shop and only about 17 years since the first moving assembly line began operation.
The Motorcar Offered
This Model A has been bodied in the style of a Depot Hack, style 150-B, but with only two doors instead of four. Nicely trimmed with a well-crafted wooden body, it is even fitted with a set of chicken cages should the desire to transport your poultry to market inspire you to do so in style. Finished in dark red with black accents, it is reported to start and drive nicely.
- Please note that this vehicle is titled under its engine number.