201 CID 4 CYL, +MITCHELL 2 SPEED, 3 SPEED MAN, PERFECT RESTO, HENRY FORD STEEL!
Let's get to the most important aspect of this 1931 convertible Ford Model A Roadster Pickup...this is absolutely the NICEST Model A we've seen. Believe us, we're pretty jaded to high quality cars here at Streetside Classics and this Roadster absolutely stands out at the top of the list of nicest vehicles we've seen.
The beneficiary of a complete cosmetic and mechanical restoration that was done with a rust-free body, real Henry Ford steel, indented firewall, with no patch panels, and the factory correct Brewster green paint over black fenders is near flawless. Fit and finish is very good, and it's quite likely that no Model A was even this nice coming out off the assembly line in 1931. It also carries twin sidemounts, which were optional, and a beautiful bed mounted cargo trunk made out of teakwood that makes it quite practical as a touring vehicle. The rest of the bed is finished in outstanding oak wood with matching side panels. Elegant pin stripping complements the powdercoated wheels, intricate glass etching adorns the side windows, and the legendary winged radiator cap is simply a piece of art.
The interior is restored in brown leather, making for a handsome contrast against the dark green sheetmetal. The Model A is simplicity itself with no unnecessary components, but somehow Ford managed to make it stylish as well as functional. The interior is cozy for two, offering plain door panels covered in brown leather and a body-matched dashboard that is highlighted with more classy pin striping, and centers a bright instrument panel. That instrument panel offers only the basics, but what else do you expect on a vehicle without any windows? The tan canvas top folds easily giving this pickup the sporty roadster look, while optional matching door top covers keep that glossy paint looking fresh.
The torquey little 201 cubic inch four cylinder engine is a delightful machine. Reliable and tough, it over-performs given its modest specifications. And this one fires right up! The engine bay presents a clean appearance, and given the reliability of these cars and the vast network of parts suppliers out there, it shouldn't be a surprise that these little engines tend to run basically forever with minimal maintenance. Speaking of that, there is a host of spare parts, as well as the original Model A tool kit, so any necessary maintenance on this one will come fun and easy. The 3-speed manual normally requires double-clutching, but with the addition of a Mitchell 2-speed rear end, shifting is smooth at any speed. This one is even capable of running comfortably at highway speeds.
The charm is undeniable, both in looks and on-road performance. Certainly the nicest Model A we've offered, this one is ready to bring home some trophies and turn heads in the process. It's not everyday you get a chance to sign the papers on an excellent condition open cab Model A Roadster pickup. Call today!
- Leather Seats
- Manual Convertible Top
- Numbers Matching
- Interior Color
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