There’s arguably no better way to experience the early days of motoring than in this 1931 Ford Model A open-cab pickup (76-B)
After all, it’s the combination of a practical truck and the kind of realistic feeling that comes from a vehicle that’s open to the world. And this example really showcases that with an authentic feeling.
The bold red paint looks great with the black fenders and black accent lines. While the pickup was one of the most utilitarian of the Model As, it also has the Deluxe dual fender-mounted spares. So you not only have great-looking wire wheels that match black, but there’s also a full-size spare showcased on each side. This loves to show off its detailed style with running board step plates, yellow pinstripes, spare wheel covers, and side wind wings. And we know you love the look of the real wood bed rails. They even match with the beautiful lumber on the bed floor. The full package has the right look of a clean and complete truck with a finish and feel that’s better for the byways and parades, rather than a museum. And in fact, its history is even right for this impression. It’s coming out of a Model A private collection. So it has been cherished but driven.
The tan folding roof is stylish with its detailed canvas and wood support trim. But there’s just something extra cool about an open-top pickup. So while the top looks good and fits nicely, we bet you’ll be spending most of your time open to the world. No matter how you choose to motor, stepping inside this Ford will always feel like a time machine to 1931. That’s because all the major components feel correct. It’s everywhere from the pinstriping on the dash that matched the exterior to the clean brown vinyl that coordinates on the bench seats and sides. And while pickups don’t really need flair, there’s something quite the gauges set in the later/larger bright panel in the center of the dash.
The 201 cubic-inch four-cylinder engine is part of the Model A legend. It’s a torque-filled powerhouse with the kind of robust reputation that made these pickups quite handy. And because it was both mass-produced and beloved, it has a much stronger parts network than many other classics out there. So it’s going to be easy keeping this one on the road as it approaches its century anniversary! And speaking of on the road, those who know Model As also know they are a true vintage treat. The three-speed manual transmission is light and easy to master, and the four-wheel mechanical brakes are surprisingly effective with the Model A’s light weight. So your Sunday drives will likely even include parades.
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