1931 Ford Model A Cabriolet  Chassis no. AF4791095

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Lot 103
1931 Ford Model A Cabriolet
Coachwork by Salmons & Sons Registration no. EV 3757 (see text) Chassis no. AF4791095

Sold for £ 11,500 (US$ 14,376) inc. premium
1931 Ford Model A Cabriolet
Coachwork by Salmons & Sons

Registration no. EV 3757 (see text)
Chassis no. AF4791095

Footnotes

  • Replacement for the ubiquitous Ford 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 3.3-litre 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. After two years in production the Model A was face-lifted for 1930, receiving wider tyres on smaller-diameter (19") wheels and being mildly re-styled with wider mudguards to achieve a lower, more modern look. Model A sales peaked in 1929 when more than 1.4 million were sold.

    Purchased in San Diego in 1990 from Classic Investment Autos (bill of sale on file), this example has an unusual coachbuilt body by Salmons with crank-handle fold-down roof. Also on file is a 1990 letter from the Society of Automotive Historians verifying this car as being sold new in the UK and thus entitled to the registration 'EV 3757'. Prospective purchasers should check with the DVLA to determine whether or not this number is retrievable.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note, the image of the engine as shown in the catalogue is incorrect.
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1931 Ford Model A Cabriolet  Chassis no. AF4791095
1931 Ford Model A Cabriolet  Chassis no. AF4791095
1931 Ford Model A Cabriolet  Chassis no. AF4791095
1931 Ford Model A Cabriolet  Chassis no. AF4791095
1931 Ford Model A Cabriolet  Chassis no. AF4791095
1931 Ford Model A Cabriolet  Chassis no. AF4791095
1931 Ford Model A Cabriolet  Chassis no. AF4791095
1931 Ford Model A Cabriolet  Chassis no. AF4791095
1931 Ford Model A Cabriolet  Chassis no. AF4791095
1931 Ford Model A Cabriolet  Chassis no. AF4791095
1931 Ford Model A Cabriolet  Chassis no. AF4791095
1931 Ford Model A Cabriolet  Chassis no. AF4791095
1931 Ford Model A Cabriolet  Chassis no. AF4791095
1931 Ford Model A Cabriolet  Chassis no. AF4791095
1931 Ford Model A Cabriolet  Chassis no. AF4791095
1931 Ford Model A Cabriolet  Chassis no. AF4791095
1931 Ford Model A Cabriolet  Chassis no. AF4791095
1931 Ford Model A Cabriolet  Chassis no. AF4791095
1931 Ford Model A Cabriolet  Chassis no. AF4791095
1931 Ford Model A Cabriolet  Chassis no. AF4791095
1931 Ford Model A Cabriolet  Chassis no. AF4791095
1931 Ford Model A Cabriolet  Chassis no. AF4791095
1931 Ford Model A Cabriolet  Chassis no. AF4791095
1931 Ford Model A Cabriolet  Chassis no. AF4791095
1931 Ford Model A Cabriolet  Chassis no. AF4791095
1931 Ford Model A Cabriolet  Chassis no. AF4791095
1931 Ford Model A Cabriolet  Chassis no. AF4791095
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