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My 1931 Ford Model A live on B.a.T. Auction

The Ford Model A was sold at U$D 26,250!

Bid for the chance to own a 1931 Ford Model A Deluxe Roadster at auction with Bring a Trailer, the home of the best vintage and classic cars online. Lot #45,332.

FEspecially since Covid hit and everyone’s stuck at home and on the computer!!!

The 1931 Ford Model A Roadster Deluxe in a side view. Photo ©️Dimitris Mourtzis

This 1931 Ford Model A is a rumble seat roadster that is said to have been refurbished during previous ownership in Ohio before it was acquired by the seller and imported to Greece in June 2013. The car is finished in green with black fenders over brown upholstery, and power comes from a 201ci side-valve inline-efour mated to a three-speed manual transmission. Equipment includes dual taillights, turn signals, a rear-mounted trunk, a tan soft top, lap belts, a rearview mirror with an inset clock, a Brantz RetroTrip rally timer, klaxon, vacuum, and exhaust-driven horns, tempered glass wind wings, and a radiator stone guard. This Model A roadster is now offered in Nea Ionia, Greece, with a car cover, side curtains, literature, and FIVA A/3 documentation in the seller’s name.

1931 Ford Model A Deluxe Roadster
The 1931 Ford Model A Roadster Deluxe in an aft quarter view. Photo ©️Dimitris Mourtzis

The car is said to have received bodywork during previous ownership before a repaint in its current green with lighter pinstriping and black fenders. Features include bumper-mounted turn signals dual taillights, a rear trunk, tempered glass wind wings, spare tire-mounted mirrors, an electric windshield wiper, cowl lamps, leather covers on the hood edges, a MotoMeter “flying quail” radiator cap, a chrome mesh grille cover, and a Sparton klaxon, a vacuum-operated Wolf horn, an exhaust gas-driven eight-flute horn. A 2013 video of the car being unloaded in Greece can be viewed here :

The Apocalypse Now moment with a lot of excitement and smells 👍

While an aerial footage of the car at a 2016 car show can be seen here:

A drone video from the “2016 11th Antiques & Flowers Show” with scenes of the FMA.
1931 Ford Model A Deluxe Roadster
1931 Ford Model A Deluxe Roadster

The tan soft top features varnished wooden bows and a glass rear window. The 19″ green wire wheels are mounted with bias-ply whitewall tires, and matching spares are fitted on both running boards. The mechanical drum brakes were reportedly adjusted in 2020.

The FMA in her cabriolet side view. ©️Dimitris Mourtzis
1931 Ford Model A Deluxe Roadster

The cabin features a bench seat trimmed in brown upholstery with matching door panels. Equipment includes a rearview mirror with an inset Ford clock, lap belts, a turn signal switch and a Brantz RetroTrip rally timer.

The four-spoke steering wheel sits in front of a body-matching steel dashboard with green pinstripes. The central gauge cluster includes an ignition switch, an ammeter, a barrel-type speedometer and Rex-A-Co water temperature and oil pressure gauges. The five-digit odometer shows just under 6k miles, 2,500 of which were added by the seller. Total mileage is unknown-TMU.

1931 Ford Model A Deluxe Roadster

The tan soft top features varnished wooden bows and a glass rear window. The 19″ green wire wheels are mounted with bias-ply whitewall tires, and matching spares are fitted on both running boards. The mechanical drum brakes were reportedly adjusted in 2020.

The folding rear rumble seat features brown upholstery that matches that of the primary bench seat in front, and it is fitted with lap belts.

1931 Ford Model A Deluxe Roadster

The 201ci flathead inline-four was factory rated at 40 horsepower. An air filter is fitted along with a battery cutoff switch. The car retains a 6-volt electrical system, although a high-output alternator and 12-volt inverter are installed. An oil change and a coolant flush were performed in 2020, refilling with the Evans Waterless high performance coolant. https://youtu.be/IbIZXgjwg3U

1931 Ford Model A Deluxe Roadster
The undercarriage shows no rust whatsoever 👍

Power is sent to the rear wheels via an unsynchronized three-speed manual transmission.

Aft view with the quite useful trunk

Photos of the car at several different classic car events in Greece can be seen in the gallery.

A cold start plus a walk around and a drive video presentation
A montage of photos taken during the seller’s ownership can be seen in this video.
Click here to see the actual posting in Bring a Trailer, enjoy the full photo gallery, the various comments and to place your Bidding. Note: the Auction ends on Sunday, March 28 at 11:25pm ATHENS TIME!

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