Super Rare, Clean Find: 1931 Ford Model A Roadster Pickup

Jul 8, 2019 2 min read
Super Rare, Clean Find: 1931 Ford Model A Roadster Pickup

Heads will turn and mouths will drop.

Stop whatever you are doing, because you’re not going to want to miss your chance to own this 1931 Ford Model A Roadster Pickup. Merely calling this a rare find is an understatement, as vintage Fords from this era are hard to come by – let alone one in such great condition! That is why Streetside Classics is excited to offer up this 1931 Model A for sale at $29,995. That is definitely a reasonable price tag for this beautifully restored soft-top convertible pickup. This example has been thoroughly refurbished both inside and out, and is definitely one of high show quality. This vehicle in its particular configuration and condition is a needle in a haystack and a classic collectible at that.

This beloved antique has been revitalized with serious attention to detail and admirable tender loving care. The deep green paint and tan stripes complement the smooth body panels that effortlessly blend together from the cabin to bed area – no small feat for a car that was produced nearly 90 years ago. The chrome counterparts (particularly on the front bumper and headlight rings) are bright and add an accented look to the exterior.

Even when parked in a garage, the exterior paint emits a luster that will put a smile on your face that forces you to look back at it each and every time. The full-size spare tires mounted on each side of the vented hood were originally put there as a precautionary measure for drivers taking on unpaved roads, but also gives the roadster pickup a nice touch. The canvas manual convertible top with clear rear window rests at the back of the cabin and functions just as it should.

The refurbished interior on this 1931 Model A is another noteworthy feature, with its dark tan vinyl-clad bench seat, functional gauges, and detailed door and kick panels. There are no unusual signs of wear and tear to be found, and suggests that very little time has been spent in the cockpit since its restoration. The bed of the pickup sports freshly-prepped wooden slats with color-matched steel tie-downs for a remarkable appearance.

This example is powered by a period-correct drivetrain that fires up immediately and runs well. The heart and soul of this Model A roadster pickup is a 201 cubic-inch flathead 4-cylinder engine mated to a three-speed manual transmission that shifts with no problem. The whole build sits on newly refurbished 19-inch wheels wrapped in new 4.75/5.00-19 rubber. Even the undercarriage has been thoroughly detailed and painted.

As aforementioned, this 1931 Ford Model A Roadster Pickup is an exceptionally well refurbished classic with a seldom-seen configuration that makes it a truly rare find.


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