AACA Winner: 1931 Ford Model A Truck – Sold!
January 28th Update – while preparing for this week’s Truckin’ Thursday features, we came across a fresh listing for this AACA winning 1931 Ford Model A pick-up we first featured back on November 26th. The private seller remains firm on their asking price of $23,500. Good luck with the purchase!
As we peruse Craigslist posts searching for vehicles to feature, every so often it’s not the car that captures our attention but rather the “Hero Shot” of it in action. That’s exactly what happened when we came across a fully restored 1931 Ford Model A closed cab pickup listed on Craigslist in Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania where the current caretaker is asking $23,500. The NADA Guides Classic Car Online Valuation Tool currently lists its “Low”, “Average”, and “High” retail value range for these trucks as $11,400, $15,300, and $29,300, respectively.
Ford launched the Model A to replace its 18-year-old Model T in the fall of 1927. Unlike the T, however, production of the A lasted until 1932. The Model A was the first Ford to use the standard set of driver controls with conventional clutch and brake pedals, throttle, and gearshift. Previous Fords used controls that had become uncommon to drivers of other makes. The Model A’s fuel tank was situated in the cowl, between the engine compartment’s firewall and the dash panel. It had a visual fuel gauge, and the fuel flowed to the carburetor by gravity. A rear-view mirror was optional. The Model A was the first car to have a safety glass windshield.
The fact this Model A was an AACA Senior First Class winner means this wasn’t the owner’s first restoration of these historic Fords, so you’re likely buying a well-sorted pick-up. The switch to more familiar controls makes these Model As much easier to adapt to driving versus the older T. Good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s description:
“1985 AACA at Hershey Senior Class First Place Winner
Full Ground Up Restoration
All Gauges, Lights & Horn Work
New Distributor, Spark Plugs, Condenser, Rotor & Points Contact Set
Drives Great & Head Turner!!
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