1931 Ford A400

Streetside Classics-Tampa
4610 Pet Lane
Tampa, FL

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Tampa, FL



Year 1931
Mileage 31979
Engine 8
Doors 2
Transmission Automatic
Make Ford
Model A400

A400 1931

Title Status --
Exterior Color Fire Engine Red
Interior Color Red


This 1931 Ford A400 gives you a lot to get excited about. It's a rare two-year only convertible body, and this one has also been upgraded to a thoughtful hot rod with V8 power, a bucket seat interior, four-wheel discs brakes, and more. It's the kind of custom that you'll want to drive, show, and talk about everywhere you go.

The A400 is a sought-after body style for the Ford Model A. It was said that Henry Ford wanted a premium open-top car that had the sounder structure of a sedan. They started with the Victoria body and gave it a full roll-back roof. Not only did they achieve their better structure, but today we'd also compare the full roll top design to some stylish Europeans. The A400 was only in production for 1931 and 1932 less than 5,000 were made in 1931 for the USA. So you have a vintage car with rarity and beauty, which makes it the ideal starting point for a street machine. It starts with eliminating the fenders so that you can really see the sleek Ford lines. And a quality application of bright red not only tells you how this one earns its nickname of "The Heat", but it also shows off the quality of the 90-year-old sheet metal. Real Ford enthusiasts will be able to tell that this now has a 1932 Ford frame, grill, hood, headlights, tail lights, etc. A true street machine like this deserves plenty of custom pinstriping. It's a thoughtful package where the silver outlines the black, and the black coordinates with the special folding roof. And those tires are so prevalent, they basically go with the black package, too. And did you notice how the wheels have a red line to match the body? That's what we mean about a thoughtful build. The bright waterfall grille, polished suspension components, polished exhaust tips, and a forward-leaning stance are all about this street machine's total appearance.

You know you're going to spend plenty of time with the roof rolled back, and so they made sure the interior was ready to be displayed. It's done in a bright red that matches the exterior, and you have great hot rod touches, like the silver/black pinstriping and tuck & roll pattern for the upholstery. This was a car that was built to be enjoyed, and so you have an AM/FM/CD stereo with USB input for the best driving tunes. And it's easy to get comfortable with well-bolstered front bucket seats, a wood and chrome steering wheel on a tilt column, and full gauges mounted into a steel 1940 Ford dash. Don't forget the tach mounted under the dash. Not only do you have the roll-back roof, but also a functioning cowl, working heater, and a pop-out windshield, so there's plenty of the right ventilation options no matter if you're cruising a sunny Sunday afternoon or want to be up at dawn for the car show.

A butterfly hood is always fun to put up, especially if the powerhouse inside is ready to be displayed. As a true hot rod, you have been upgraded to Chevy small block power. It has been thoughtfully presented with a bright red block to match the exterior and plenty of shine, including the ribbed valve covers. And the Cadillac air grabber that's custom-matched to all the pinstriping is a masterstroke. More than just style, this motor has substance. It's a 350 cubic-inch V8 that inhales deeply with an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor. Shorty headers allow this to exhale with added power and rumble from the glasspack style dual exhaust. The undercarriage shows a clean color-matched build on a strong chassis. You'll also spot good suspension pieces, like the polished four-link drop axle front and a four-link rear with adjustable coilovers. And as good as this look, features like the three-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel disc brakes mean it also drives with confidence.

This is an award-winning build of an attractive and rare Model A. So if you're looking for true hot rod distinction, call today!


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