1931 Ford Model A DeLuxe Phaeton

Condition Used
Body Sedan
Make Ford
Model Model 78
Mileage 5621 mi
Fuel type Gasoline
Year 1931
Transmission Manual
Exterior Color Blue
History Yes
VIN: A3659865

One of 7,281 such cars produced during the historic Ford’s lifespan, this 1931 Ford Model A DeLuxe Phaeton is notable for representing the final year of Model A production, plus its immediately recognizable two-door touring car bodywork. This Model A, an older restoration that remains in “presentable, show-worthy condition,” is said to have an “as-new-condition” interior and phaeton top, and no known rust. The Model A was powered by Ford’s 201-cu.in. L-head inline four-cylinder engine. The carbureted engine, with a compression ratio of 4.22:1, was rated by the manufacturer at 40 horsepower when new. This DeLuxe Phaeton’s engine is reported to be original to the car, with no stated rebuild history other than recent carburetor work. There are no functional issues with the engine or the three-speed manual transmission, and no known powertrain leaks. The engine bay presents as being stock and strongly clean. The finish on this Model A is older and of driver quality, it holds a shine with no indications of checking or cracking, and blemishes are limited to minor, unspecified abnormalities. The seller notes no signs of water leaks inside the interior and states that the Model A has had no known rust issues since its restoration. The chrome looks to be in very good condition. The phaeton roof looks “almost new,” with side curtains that have never been installed on the car. The rear luggage rack has a covered trunk that appears to be in very good condition. The underside presents as being strongly clean, with surface corrosion apparently limited to the exhaust system. The leather seating surfaces appear to be in excellent condition, with no visible tears or staining. The seller states that the floorboards presently have no carpeting. The painted steel dashboard is said to have complete trim and all its small controls. The seller is unaware of any issues with instrument functionality and he states the Model A is equipped with a functional heater. The date of the Model A’s most recent chassis service is unknown, per the seller, who adds that there is no damage to the suspension components and no functional issues, and that the mechanical drum brakes are in proper working order. The tires’ age is unknown, but they are described as being in good condition.