• April 27, 2015

1931 Model A Roadster

1931 Model A Roadster

1931 Model A Roadster Automobile Driving Museum

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Body Style: 2-4 passenger w/ rumble seat
Factory Price: $455
Production: 7,793 roadsters only (626,579 total)
Weight: 2,230 lbs.
Engine: 4-cylinder L-head In-line
Horse Power: 40 @ 2,200 rpm
Cubic Inches: 200.5
Wheel Base: 103.5 in.
Transmission: 3 speed floor shift
Brakes: 4 wheel mechanical

[column grid=”2″ span=”1″]The Ford Motor Company founded in 1903 floundered for a while until Henry Ford settled on the Model T for mass production as every man’s car in America. The success story of the Model T is amazing. Between 1908 and 1927 15 million were produced. In spite of the phenomenal record of the Model T keeping up with the industry was a high priority of Edsel Ford, Henry’s eldest son. Hence there was a new model introduced in 1928, the Model A. Again very successful with the public the Model A was produced from 1928 through 1931 with over five million sold.
The final year of production of the Model A was 1931 which brought about revised styling. Heading the list of styling changes was a radiator shell with relief effect, running boards fitted with single piece splash aprons, and the sedans introduced a smoother roof line and a revamped Cabriolet line. However the star attraction was the convertible sedan which had fixed window frames over which the top rode up or down on a set of tracks.