HIGH QUALITY RESTO, 200 CI 4 CYL, RUMBLE SEAT, SLICK PAINT, NICE INT, VERY NICE!
You're truly looking at the cream of the crop. This 1931 Ford Model A Sports Coupe (50-B) was one of the most expensive cars off the line, and that was because it combined open top style, closed coupe comfort, and plenty of luxury touches. So to find one of these in such great condition today is just as much of an advertisement of affluence now as it was back then.
The top quality condition of this coupe is as clear as black and white, literally. The gloss of the paint is your first indication of a high quality restoration. It has a commanding luster with a paint that's modern in application, but does not take away from the period-correct appearance. The white wheels and whitewall tires are so nicely pristine that it's hard to tell where the metal ends and the rubber begins. The black vinyl roof is in excellent condition. The landau sides are pure decoration since this provides the protection of a fixed hardtop. But not all the trim is purely ornamental. The bright side bars on the rear are quite helpful to those utilizing the rumble seat. So yes, you've got the iconic foldable seat that makes this the perfect car for everything from parade routes, to just impressing the younger generations.
More evidence of the quality restoration is apparent the moment you open the door. The gray cloth that's on the seat also matches the door panels, and looks great. The way all of this feels to the touch tells us there was an investment here. This Model A is all about being authentic – from the classic four-spoke steering wheel, to the bright instrument panel. In fact, this thoroughly correct interior means raising the front windshield and rolling down the side windows to get your ventilation the way families did a few generations ago. When it's more than just the two of you, that rumble seat we mentioned prior, makes for a great way to give an extra couple the feeling of a convertible. Plus, it's upholstered in a durable vinyl so you don't have to worry about having it out in the elements.
When you get under the hood, Ford's 200 cubic inch four cylinder engine looks amazingly correct and authentic right down to the green paint on the block. It fires up with the kind of reliability that's the backbone of the Ford name. This motor is all about torque, and the overachieving little machine makes a distinctive sound that's been beloved for generations. It happily pulls this coupe around without working too hard, and cruises at 45 MPH, so it's not a problem on modern surface streets. 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 85-year-old is still a fun runabout.
This is the Model A for those who appreciate distinction and top-quality. The Sports Coupe was in the upper-echelon when new, and this prime example continues that tradition by providing premium motoring today. It's time to join the peak of this hobby. Call today!!
- Cloth Interior
- Front Suspension
- Leaf Spring
- Rear Suspension
- Leaf Spring
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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