1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396

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1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon'

Sold for US$ 17,920 inc. premium
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon'
Chassis no. A3445396

200ci Flathead Inline-4 Cylinder Engine
Single Updraft Carburetor
40bhp at 2,200rpm
3-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Semi-Elliptic Lead Springs with Three Quarter Floating Rear Axle
4-Wheel Mechanical Drum Brakes

*Chicago Police themed Paddy Wagon
*Final year of the Model A
*Sireno siren along with other police props
*A must-have for any collector


THE MODEL A

Ford practically owned that market with its indomitable Model T that had ruled America's roadways since it first rolled into driveways in 1908. But when old Henry Ford was finally convinced that the 'Tin Lizzie's' day was done, production was shut down for the change over from 'T' to 'A'.

The similarities between the 'A' and the 'T' were great. Both were four-cylinder, water-cooled vehicles with solid axles front and rear, leaf-spring suspension and mechanical drum brakes on all four corners. They were both rugged and inexpensive to run. However, there were at least 1,800 differences between the new cars. A simple matter of arithmetic, the 'T' had 5,000 different parts and the 'A' had 6,800.
One of the biggest differences is that the Model T's flat head four displaced 176.7 cubic inches and produced 20 horsepower. The 'A' on the other hand, used a 200.5cid engine to generate double the output to go through a new three-speed transmission to the rear wheels.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This handsome Model A Sport Coupe features a jet black paint job over a fitting black interior The muted, period correct color scheme is well suited to the sporty bodywork. The car is an honest example of how Ford continued its dominance after phasing out the Model T in 1927. A thoroughly modern car for the time, it made for very useful law enforcement transportation. This paddy wagon was themed around the Chicago Police Department. Interesting features on this Model A include steel frame and window bars, rear prisoner benches including shackle mounts, Sireno siren, roof mounted red lights as well as dual side mounted spare wheels. To complete this tribute, this paddy wagon comes with the added props of a billy club as well as a replica tommy gun. This final year Model A is ready to provide its next care taker with years of motoring and even possibly at home with some other law enforcement vehicles.

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1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
1931 Ford Model A 'Paddy Wagon' <br /> Chassis no. A3445396
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