1931 Ford Model A Pickup

Condition Used
Body Truck
Make Ford
Model Model 78
Mileage 598 mi
Fuel type Gasoline
Year 1931
Transmission Manual
Exterior Color Blue
History Yes
VIN: A4721182

This unmodified, triple Antique Automobile Club of America Senior Award-winning 1931 Ford Model A pickup truck has only 598 miles since a complete restoration by the previous owner. It represents the final year of Model A production and benefits from all the engineering and styling updates and refinements that Ford implemented through the Model A production run. The truck presents in “excellent condition inside and out,” with factory-correct paint colors, and “runs and drives perfectly.” Ford’s original specification rated the Model A’s 201-cu.in. L-head four-cylinder engine with a 4.22:1 compression ratio at 40 horsepower. The seller states that the engine is unmodified and original to the vehicle, with less than 600 miles since its restoration, and “cold starts require only a retarded spark and full choke,” with a good idle and no smoke. There are no leaks from the engine and the three-speed manual transmission has no issues. The restored, original all-metal body of the truck is finished in factory Ford Model A colors thought to be Lombard Blue with black body moldings and fenders and Hessian Blue pinstriping and wheels, per the Model A Ford Club of America (MFACA). The finish appears to remain beautiful and is described by the dealer as “95 percet,” with no swirl marks in the paint and only minor chips by the tailgate latch. All glass is described as “perfect,” and windows operate correctly. All lights work properly. In maintaining the originality of the truck only a left-side taillamp is present. Seals are also described as being in “excellent” condition, and no rust is reported on the body. The seller notes that the 16-gauge steel covering a hardwood subfloor of the pickup bed is painted as it came from the factory. The interior is restored to all-original specifications and AACA Senior Award standards, per the seller, and the Brown grained leatherette seat covering and door panels were new with the restoration, as was the floor covering. All controls and interior trim are complete, and present to the highest standards, per the provided photos. That includes the steering wheel and hub-mounted ignition control, pedals, shifter, and hand brake; the center ignition switch and gauge cluster; windshield, window, and door hardware; and the headliner. The dashboard and other interior panels are painted black and maintained to the same AACA standard. The undercarriage and running gear are also unmodified, and they present as well as the exterior and interior, as is to be expected in a vehicle with this level of judging history. The steering is “straight, with no play” in the steering wheel. The suspension was serviced at the time of the restoration.