RARE DELUXE ROADSTER, SHOW QUALITY, LOOK UNDERNEATH, RUNS EXCELLENT, SUPER NICE!
Not all Ford Model As roadster 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 more 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 blue lacquer paint that looks great while still appearing period-correct. This shade is the perfect complementing color for the yellow wheels, and part of what makes it a Deluxe model are the spares mounted in each fender. But this one even get the derails 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. If you like that brightwork, the Deluxe model not only came with the classic bumpers and grille that make the Model As iconic, but also the Deluxe's exclusive 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 leather. The exterior color scheme continues on this dashboard, including the pinstriping. All the gauges in the bright center panel look great, and more importantly, work perfectly. The driver gets the classic four-spoke steering wheel on a column that has been upgraded with 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. But then you look a little closer and keen eyes will spot the alternator that allows for better reliability and brighter lighting. This motor 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 quick double-clutch and the brakes are effective for a vehicle with modest performance and light weight. So, in total, this classic Ford is still a fun runabout.
Every inch of this Model A Deluxe is an authentic and interesting roadster that makes you want to drive to every car show. It's turnkey ready to transport your senses to a bygone era. Call today!!!
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