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Imperial War Museum Duxford

  Lot 39

c.1931 Ford Model A Roadster Pick-Up

Sold for £14,625

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: UN-Reg
Chassis No: A45I4072
MOT: Exempt

  • Fitted with an open pick-up body
  • Recently imported from America and ready for registration with first UK keeper
  • Wooden-stake pickup bed and driver’s side-mounted spare tyre
  • The self-evident subject of an older restoration

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:

Bodywork: 'Good’
Engine: 'Very Good'
Electrical Equipment: 'Very Good'
Paintwork: ‘Average to Good'
Gearbox: 'Very Good'
Interior Trim: 'Very Good'

For more information, please contact:
Paul Cheetham
07538 667452


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