• Stock:

    2320-CHA

  • Engine Size:

    201 Flathead I4

  • Transmission Type:

    3 Speed Manual

  • Miles:

    42,105 (Unknown)

  • Location:

    Charlotte, North Carolina

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DELUXE MODEL, VERY NICE CAR, RUNS EXCELLENT, DUAL SIDE MOUNTS, WELL OPTIONED!

Closed Model As always look more substantial and expensive than they really are. In 1931, this Model A Deluxe Tudor sedan was affordable transportation and made its owner look and feel like a million bucks (particularly important during the Depression). Today, it does much the same thing, with elegant styling that looks like it should cost thousands more than it does.

The restoration is now several years old, but it was done quite correctly. Thorn Brown was a late addition to the color chart, just like the Deluxe Tudor sedan was, and with contrasting black fenders, moldings, and top, it looks simply fantastic. Someone spent a lot more than the asking price getting it into this condition and it shows; the paint is glossy, the doors fit well, and aside from some minor checking due to age, it has held up extremely well. Accessory dual side mounts are a desirable upgrade that also allow the installation of a rear-mounted trunk, which enhances this Model A's touring capabilities. A straw-colored pinstripe highlights the subtle curves of the bodywork without looking gratuitous and the long-grain vinyl top adds a dash of formality to the low-cost Ford.

The Deluxe Tudor got lots of upgrades inside, where it feels as luxurious as its big brothers over at Lincoln. Correct mohair upholstery, an adjustable front seat, and woodgrained moldings all contribute to the upscale look and feel. Materials and patterns are correct, and this is a comfortable cruiser for four passengers. The standard Model A instrument panel is a late-31 piece with round speedometer and the dash has been properly pinstriped to highlight its shape. The hard rubber steering wheel with center-mounted horn and headlight controls makes you feel like you're at the wheel of something significant, and control efforts are light, so this car is a joy to drive anywhere, anytime. Proper carpets with heel pad for the driver were installed over the original-style wood floorboards, and thanks to restored weather seals, it closes up tightly and feels hushed inside. Can you believe that a car this nice costs so little?

The little Ford inline-four makes big torque and moves the relatively lightweight sedan with ease. 45 MPH cruising is not unusual for these cars, and their reliability and fun-to-drive quotient are legendary. How else do you explain that there are still millions on the road today? While many have been haphazardly restored and feel ancient from behind the wheel, this one is tight and confident, with good brakes, and after you master the art of the double-clutch, shifting is fun and easy. The engine bay was obviously detailed at the time of restoration but has been driven a little since then, making this a tour car, not a complete show car, but that's where Model As really shine. It's much the same underneath: clean and functional with signs of a lot of restoration work in the past. Handsome 19-inch whitewall tires complement the upright body and have lots of life left in them.

Who doesn't love Model As? This tudor makes a convincing argument for simply getting into an old car and heading out on the road, just to see where it leads. Call today!

Features

Cloth Interior

Documentation

Drivetrain

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
201 Flathead I4
Transmission Type
3 Speed Manual

Body

Body Or Basic Color
Brown
Body Style
Sedan
Doors
2

Basic

Year
1931
Make
Ford
Model
Model A
Miles
42,105 (Unknown)

Interior

Interior Or Basic Color
Brown
Seat Material
Cloth
Shifter Type
Floor
Center Console
No

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