1931 Ford Model A

Streetside Classics-Phoenix
614 E. Auto Center Dr.
Mesa, AZ

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Mesa, AZ



Year 1931
Mileage 9988
Engine 4
Doors 2
Transmission Manual
Make Ford
Model Model A

Model A 1931

Title Status --
Exterior Color Maroon
Interior Color Brown


You're truly looking at the cream of the crop. This 1931 Ford Model A Victoria (190-A) was one of the most distinctive designs of its time. So to find one of these in such a stock and quality condition today is just as much of an advertisement of unique taste now as it was back then.

This desirable Victoria has been through a thorough multi-year restoration to get it back to stock. That was a few years ago, but quality work and responsible care mean the admiration endures. The colors of this two-tone are for lovers of details. The maroon is interwoven with black on the roof, fenders, and painted wire wheels. It gives this one a darker and more sophisticated presence. Plus, the bright red pinstriping and attention to good panels highlight the unique design of the Victoria body. And with the right brightwork touches on the bumpers, grille, and cowl trim, this one looks like it's ready for the parade route right now.

Open the door and you'll see the seats have been refreshed with a great-looking mohair cloth pattern. And with the carpeting, door panels, and headliner all feeling fresh and coordinating in shades of brown, this interior feels like a true time capsule. Everything feels authentic from the classic four-spoke steering wheel to the bright instrument panel. You do get a few nice additions like the red pinstriping on the dash (to match the exterior) and a handy engine temperature readout. But no one has tried to spoil this time machine atmosphere with bulky aftermarket parts like air conditioning or a radio. Instead, this thoroughly correct interior means tilting the front windshield and rolling down the side windows to get your ventilation the way families did a few generations ago.

When you look under the hood, Ford's 201 cubic-inch four-cylinder engine looks amazingly correct and authentic right down to the green paint on the block. This is the correct motor for the car and is suspected to be original. And when you look at the full restoration photos and build receipts, you'll understand the level of time and care that went into getting it looking so authentic. But keen eyes will spot the right upgrades, like a modern steering box and an 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 on a country road, it feels like an industrial symphony of simplicity. The three-speed manual transmission has a terrific mechanical action, and the factory brakes are effective at stopping this lightweight classic. So this restored Victoria has been built to stay on the road.

There is an impressive amount of paperwork documenting what it took to get this Model A Victoria to this level. So if you love driving your history, it's time to hurry up and call today!


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