Sold for £14,625
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: UN-Reg
Chassis No: A45I4072
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 the 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 charming Model A was recently imported into the United Kingdom from Iowa, America and is supplied with a NOVA in preparation for registration with the first UK keeper. Fitted with the Roadster Pick-Up body, four-cylinder engine and a three-speed manual transmission, this example was the beneficiary of a self-evident older restoration. Finished in the complementary colour scheme of Blue and Black with a Black interior and hood, the Ford features a well-finished wooden-stake pick-up bed and driver’s side-mounted spare tyre.
Vendor Condition Ratings:
Engine: 'Very Good'
Electrical Equipment: 'Very Good'
Paintwork: ‘Average to Good'
Gearbox: 'Very Good'
Interior Trim: 'Very 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, 17th Nov 2021
Imperial War Museum
Tuesday 16th November 2021 from 12pm to 6pm
Wednesday 17th November 2021 from 9am
12.5% (plus VAT @ 20%)
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