1931 Ford Model A
Deluxe Rumble Seat Roadster
Frame Off Restoration
South Jersey Classics is pleased to offer this beautiful Model A. Not all Ford Model A roadsters were created equal. Yes, each original one is a rare sight because it was not turned into a hot rod, but there were extraordinary Deluxe models that had a regal appearance. And with the excellent color combination on this 1931 Ford Model A Rumble Seat Roadster, it's hard to find a better way to experience vintage motoring.
The Model A was the Ford Motor Company's dive into style, and the 40-B Deluxe roadster like this one was one of the best ways they showed it. This starts with the two-tone tan and black paint that looks great while still appearing period-correct. Even with these simple colors, the whitewall tires and yellow wheels are nice standouts. That's a good thing, because part of what makes it a Deluxe model are the spares mounted in each fender. The rear folding luggage rack is made of wood with a chrome surround. And if you like that brightwork, the Deluxe model not only came with the classic bumpers and grille, but also the Deluxe's sports-style windshield has great-looking chrome plating. And you'll really love all the details on this example, such as the crisp tan folding top with artful wood bracing ( Not Pictured But Included), etched side wind deflector glass, and step plates for both the front and iconic rumble seat.
The interior gives you that classic Model A feeling with the large four-spoke steering wheel, cushy but durable seating, and the gauges all centrally housed in a bright panel. There are even some nice details, like how the exterior's two-tone returns on the dash. This is the ideal sunny day friend, and if you have more than one companion on your ambling road trips, the rumble seat is even upholstered to match the front seats.
Under the hood is a well-maintained package that still has the classic look you love. It's a period correct 201 cubic-inch four-cylinder motor. You can spot the right vintage pieces like the green block and downdraft carburetor. When you're driving with the top down on a country road, this strong-running Ford makes an industrial symphony of simplicity. The three-speed manual transmission shifts cleanly with a solid mechanical feel that makes you love pre-war motoring. So, in total, this classic Ford is still a fun runabout.
There's less than 3000 miles on this Ford since completing its restoration around 2005. So you get a sharp-looking Model A with the desirable rumble seat. That's the kind of irresistible icon you need to get your hands on right now. Look at the photos and detailed undercarriage!