The true key to happy classic car ownership is finding the right vehicle that gives you the confidence to take it out whenever and wherever you want. That's what makes this 1931 Ford Model A Phaeton Replica so appealing. It might look like a nearly 90-year-old classic, but beneath the vintage appearance is a more modern V8 drivetrain and desirable features.
The people at Glassic only produced a small number of Model A replicas. In fact, there were less than 1,700 estimated built over a 15-year run, and less than 800 of this particular series. The durable fiberglass body and low mileage means this example remains looking nice and glossy. This one has all the great elements you love in a classic Model A, including the bright upright grille, full length running boards, chrome double bumpers, chrome luggage rack w/trunk, and dual spare wheels mounted in the fenders. But this is no ordinary Model A reproduction. Glassic took advantage of some upgrades to Ford's iconic design. This includes larger doors and 14-inch wire wheels, both of which make this convertible feel more practical without effecting the vintage vibe.
The full black interior looks great against the black exterior. And as you peek inside, you really start to see how this is a more modern classic. The low-back bucket seats look nice, and you slip behind a wood-rimmed sports steering wheel that's more comfortable than an original Model A. There's a full gauge package in place, which is always a welcomed sight. You even have an AM/FM/CD stereo so you can choose between 1930s flapper music or more modern tunes for your road trips. It doesn't even have to be a sunny day drive with the included full top and side curtain package. And don't you just love how the full white package coordinates with the white spare wheel covers and white rub strips to give the exterior an almost black and white two-tone look when the top is in place.
This is built to be a classic-style Ford, so it's great to have proper Ford power on display. And we especially love that they have utilized an updated and more powerful Ford legend. The 302 cubic-inch V8 has a nice look with plenty of polish, including the ribbed valve covers with matching air topper. And with the tidy wires, hoses, and smooth shining firewall, you may just run with the hood removed to really showcase this engine bay. More than just look great, the V8 has the right performance components, like a four-barrel carburetor, hi-rise intake, and shorty headers feeding an X-pipe dual exhaust. This is a strong-running V8 that even has the right supporting components, like an aluminum radiator. Plus, it's built for easy cruising with features like the three-speed automatic transmission and power brakes.
The sale comes with restoration photos, build receipts, service manuals, and the owner's manual. This is a more modern classic built for motoring, so if you love the vintage look but want a powerful driver, call today!