1931 Ford Model A Roadster Deluxe  Chassis no. 4296387 Engine no. to be advised
Lot 343
1931 Ford Model A Roadster Deluxe
Registration no. to be advised Chassis no. 4296387 Engine no. to be advised
Sold for £18,975 (US$ 29,479) inc. premium

Lot Details
1931 Ford Model A Roadster Deluxe  Chassis no. 4296387 Engine no. to be advised 1931 Ford Model A Roadster Deluxe  Chassis no. 4296387 Engine no. to be advised 1931 Ford Model A Roadster Deluxe  Chassis no. 4296387 Engine no. to be advised 1931 Ford Model A Roadster Deluxe  Chassis no. 4296387 Engine no. to be advised 1931 Ford Model A Roadster Deluxe  Chassis no. 4296387 Engine no. to be advised 1931 Ford Model A Roadster Deluxe  Chassis no. 4296387 Engine no. to be advised 1931 Ford Model A Roadster Deluxe  Chassis no. 4296387 Engine no. to be advised
1931 Ford Model A Roadster Deluxe
Registration no. to be advised
Chassis no. 4296387
Engine no. to be advised

Footnotes

  • 'The gift of being able to sugar the "pill" of utility with an attractive coating has always been a notable facet of the Ford Motor Company... Ford could make a utility car still look like a "car", low purchase price often being accompanied by a lively performance and good fuel economy...' - Bruce Hudson,British Light Cars 1930-1939.

    Replacement for the ubiquitous Model T, the Model A went on sale in December 1927. A more complex car than its predecessor, the 'A' was also more powerful, its four-cylinder sidevalve engine producing 40bhp - double the output of the T - which was good enough for a top speed of 65mph. A three-speed sliding gear transmission replaced the T's planetary gears, there was coil-and-battery instead of magneto ignition and at last there was a brake for each wheel. The T's ungainly styling was abandoned and the eagerly awaited Model A's up-to-the-minute looks, choice of colours and, needless to say, competitive pricing, helped ensure its success. Ford priced the new Model A at just $450 and would go to build 4.8 million over the next four years despite the prevailing economic gloom.

    Various improvements had been made to the Model A by the time this Roadster Deluxe was built in 1931, the final year of the model's production. Not the least of these was the adoption of smaller (19") wheels for 1929 as part of a major facelift, resulting in a lower, sleeker look. This car retains its original engine and three-speed gearbox, while other noteworthy features include dual side mounts, chromed luggage rack and a stone shield. Subject of a 'frame off' restoration in 2010, it is finished in Tacoma Beige with Washington Blue reveals and black fenders. We are advised that the high quality 'clear-over-base' repaint involved complete wet sanding and buffing to a mirror finish, giving a result better than new. Said to run and drive very well, just like it did when factory fresh in 1931, this beautiful Ford Model A is offered with current MoT/tax and Swansea V5C document.

Saleroom notices

  • The Registration number for this vehicle is 937 YUY.
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