1931 Ford model A Huckster used in the Thornbirds TV movie

Price: - Item location: Wake Forest, North Carolina, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Model A
  • Type: Huckster
  • Trim: Huckster
  • Year: 1931
  • Mileage: 999,999
  • VIN: N/A
  • Color: Tan
  • Engine size: 4 cylinder
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: 3 speed manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Brown
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1931 Ford Model A

1931 Ford Model A (indented firewall) used in the Made for TV movie The Thorn Birds in 1983. I purchased the car from the granddaughter of the gentlemen that owned it in Hawaii where the movie was made. A couple of the photos shown here are when they owned and showed it in Hawaii. There is a sign on the door referring to the movie. I also included an image from the movie itself which shows the unique windshield frame and moldings which are still on the car. When I stripped the car to paint it, I found the original blue paint from the movie on both the hood and cowl section.

In the past five years I have had a rebuilt motor put in it as the bearings were shot in the motor it came with. A gentlemen here in NC did the work which included new poured babbitt. The original motor was either a commercial block or someone removed the numbers (no grind marks that I could see). I still have the motor if the buyer wants it for an additional $200.00, as it still turns freely. A new radiator and clutch were added along with the new paint. I added a removable Plexiglas rear window to help cut down the draft during cold periods, which worked very well. I even etched in the Thornbirds logo on it (shown in one of the pictures). The car has fiberglass fenders front and rear. I had no ambition to fancy up the car, since I think it looks better as a working vehicle. I have too many cars now and no time to enjoy this one, so off it goes! It is fun to drive with all the attention it gets!

Buyer is responsible for all the shipping preparation and costs. A non-refundable $500.00 deposit within 48 hours of the close of auction. We will accept Paypal for the deposit, and require the balance in cash, cashier’s check or certified check only. I have a clear NC title for the car. Questions please call (919)812-2913.