1931 Ford Model A

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6180 Morgantown Road
Morgantown, PA

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Morgantown, PA



Year 1931
Mileage 1221
Engine 4
Doors 2
Transmission Manual
Make Ford
Model Model A

Model A 1931

Title Status --
Exterior Color Brewster Green
Interior Color Camel


1931 Ford Model A

Henry Ford was always convinced that people should satisfy themselves with nothing more than a good, simple and economical car. At the price of great efforts, his inner circle finally succeed in eroding his stubbornness, and in May 1927, after having produced more than 15,000,000 Model Ts since 1908, Ford closes his plants for many months in order to retool his assembly lines for the production of his next legend: the Model A. The latter will ultimately be produced in 5,000,000 copies between 1928 and 1931. This new miracle is equally attributable to Henry and his son Edsel. Henry will dedicate himself to the mechanical aspects and Edsel will bring a whole new look to the design of the Model A. The Model T was nicknamed "TIN LIZZIE" the Model A will be known as the "BABY LINCOLN"

No new automobile has ever been so expected in History. The competition sharply felt the hurt of this waiting period, (as much as tens of thousands of Ford employees which were temporarily laid off), since many were putting off their purchase of a new car in order to see what Henry was going to pull out of his hat this time. He literally made a lady out of a lizzy, so we offer you for consignment a 1931 Ford Model A "Baby Lincoln" which was restored in the past and shows some nice patina and age.


Brewster Green paint bathes this all-steel bodied example. This paint job accentuates the wonderful lines of this car which have been retained. A black roof helps with this too, especially the taught black vinyl roof insert. Just the right colors in just the right places it presents nicely with some a good shine to the paint. Black fenders with some notable paint chip offs frame the light green colored wire wheels which are wrapped in noticeably dry rotted rubber. A cowled hood and chromed grille surround with a wire protective front is topped by a standard flying goose radiator cap/hood ornament. On either side perched atop a curved bar are large round headlights with nice chrome bezels and on the driver's side the horn. A dual bar curved is on front and rear, and in addition to the rear bumper a trunk rack which already is holding its steamer trunk can be folded up when not in use. Running boards are covered with rubber and a cast plate with a boot scraper is in the middle. In back is the rumble seat all in good condition so if you are putting your mother-in-law back there, she might as well be comfortable! Aaaahhhoooooga!


Swinging open the doors we are met up front with an eye shaped dash, in sprayed Brewster Green metal and topped with a wood finish painted steel framing. In the center is a ribbed cast metal plate that houses the original instruments. A big black bakelite steering wheel is fronting this original dash and sitting on the large bench inside is comfy. This is covered with a dark camel colored mohair that has been tufted and buttoned into a tuck and roll pattern. The doors are adorned with this as well and are nicely preserved. Above and on the interior roof sides we see what may be original mohair, and it is showing a few stains possibly due to the canvas roof leaking at some point in the past. Tan Berber style carpeting is on below the seat. Hey Haw!


Lifting the vented cowled hood and we see a 201ci 4-cylinder engine. It presents in a glossy dark green, almost matching the body color, and has a 1-barrel carburetor to feed it fuel and air. On the back is a 3-speed manual transmission with a 3.78 rear axle. Overall condition is good for this power plant so see drivability to find out how it runs...I'm keeping you in suspense!


Due to this being an older restoration a coating of surface rust has accumulated on some of the untreated components and where the paint has chipped away but all remains structurally sound. Correct wood flooring, in good condition, is noted under the passenger's compartment. Body hangers and running boards are in a glorious coat of black and remain as solid and strong as they were new. Transverse leaf springs and mechanical drum brakes are on front and back.


Thanks for waiting! This car took a bit of coaxing to fire up but when it did it ran fine. It goes along fine, and all functions were working at the time of my test ride.

An older restoration that is drivable and still looking good with a rust-free body, a comfy interior with original dash and instrumentation. A 2-door sports car if you will, all in 1931 style and garb. With a little bit of work, you could win a show with this example.


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