Not all Ford Model A roadsters were created equal. Yes, each original one is a rare sight because it was not turned into a hot rod, but there were extraordinary Deluxe models that had a 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 dark royal blue and black paint that looks great while still appearing period-correct. This shade is the perfect for making the yellow wheels stand out, and that's a good thing, because part of what makes it a Deluxe model are the spares mounted in each fender. But this one even get the details right, like the yellow 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, but also the Deluxe's sports-style windshield has great-looking chrome plating.
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 theme continues on this dashboard, including the pinstriping. All the gauges in the bright center panel look great, and more importantly, work correctly. The driver gets the classic four-spoke steering wheel on a column that includes a turn signal lever. 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. This 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 solid mechanical feel that makes you love pre-war motoring. So, in total, this classic Ford is still a fun runabout.
This carefully restored Model A is ready to transport your senses to a bygone era. We know you're going to love it for everything from car shows to leading parade route, so call today!