239-1931 Ford Model “A” DeLuxe 2-Door Phaeton

Very rare, one of reportedly only 2,229 produced in 1931.  According to publication on the internet: “The DeLuxe Phaeton probably came closest to representing al the fine qualities of a custom car.  This addition to the Ford passenger car line was distinguished by its low, rakish lines, high sides, low seats, and a decided sport treatment throughout.”

Recently purchased from a Maine collector who used the car for summer cruising in that state.  He recently installed a rebuilt “B” 4-cylinder engine, and it runs and drives fine.  Period accessories include dual side mounts with whitewall tires, radiator stone guard, “flying quail” radiator cap, marble shifter knob, running board step plates, and trunk.  Safety upgrades include turn signals and temperature gauge.  This all-steel Model A is correctly finished in Brewster Green Medium with black fenders and Apple Green wheels and pinstripe.

You hardly find these in driver-quality condition.  Most are restored prize winners and out of most folks’ budget.  On the other side of the coin, there are the ones that need total restoration.  This rare A is very driver-quality.  Drive, tour, and enjoy as is, or restore to be a #1, your choice.

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