20th Oct, 2022 13:00

Imperial War Museum, Duxford

 
Lot 230
 

1931 Ford Model A Roadster
No Reserve

Sold for £10,125

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: OXS 620
Chassis No: A4600087
MOT: Exempt

  • Entered from a private collection
  • Presents as an older restoration
  • Said to be in 'good overall' condition

The Model T phenomenon lasted 18 years, but by 1926 even Henry Ford had to admit that the car that ‘put the world on wheels’ had finally run out of steam. No follower of convention, he terminated T production on May 26th 1927 immediately after the 15 millionth example had rolled off the line, despite having nothing to replace it with. Henry himself directed the development of: a new longer, lower-slung chassis; a Howard Hicks-designed 3285cc, four-cylinder engine; three-speed manual transmission and novel electrical system. His son Edsel was appointed to mastermind a scaled-down version of the Lincoln he had guided to success. By the time the Model A made its debut on December 2nd, there was a backlog of 400,000 orders for a car nobody had seen. Nearly 5 million Model As were produced by the time the range gave way to the Model B in 1931.

Finished in Blue over Black with Brown upholstery, this particular example – chassis 4600087 – belonged to New Jersey resident Mr V. Bassani before being bought by the vendor for $16,500 during January 2020. Subsequently imported to the UK and road registered as ‘OXS 620’ thanks to an inspection by the Ford Model A Club of Great Britain, the Roadster presents as an older restoration. Running and driving during our recent photography session, it would nevertheless benefit from a check over / servicing prior to sustained usage. Offered for sale with V5C Registration Document, Ford Model A Club of Great Britain report, copy New Jersey Certificate of Title, copy Bill of Sale and sundry other paperwork.

 

Auction: Imperial War Museum, Duxford, 20th Oct, 2022

An auction of classic & collector motorcars

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