Sold for £9,000
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: SV 7418
Chassis No: RBA030148
Amid rumours that several States were preparing to ban his Model T due to its 'unsafe' hand-operated braking system, Henry Ford begrudgingly succumbed to pressure and authorised development of a successor. Introduced in December 1927, the Model A was greeted with unprecedented demand. Longer and lower-slung than the Model T, it retained transverse-leaf suspension but proved significantly more refined. Designed by Howard Hicks, its 3285cc, L-Head four-cylinder engine developed 40bhp (twice the Model T's output) boasting niceties like coil ignition and integral water pump. Mated to a three-speed manual gearbox, it gave a top speed of 65mph necessitating the fitment of four-wheel brakes.
This handsome Model A Tourer resided in Argentina for the majority of its life before eventually being imported to the UK where a restoration was carried out. Having formed part of a large collection for the past few years, the car has not been used since approx. 2013, although we are informed it remains in running condition whilst the hood and frame will require attention. Rated as having “very good” bodywork with “good” engine, gearbox, paintwork and interior trim, it is accompanied by a V5 registration document.
Vendor Condition Ratings:
Bodywork: 'Very Good'
Electrical Equipment: 'Good'
Interior Trim: 'Good'
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All successful bids must be paid in full by midday the day after the auction at the latest.
You can collect your new pride and joy from our venue until 1pm the day following the sale or our partners are on hand to help arrange safe transportation:
Auction: Imperial War Museum Duxford, Wed, 26th May 2021
Imperial War Museum
Tuesday 25th May from 12pm to 6pm
Wednesday 26th May 2021 from 9am
12.5% (plus VAT @ 20%)
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