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1931 Model A Stored In 1958 3 Owners Runs Drives No Rust Very Solid on 2040-cars

Year:1931 Mileage:0 Color: Green /

Chesterfield, Virginia, United States

Chesterfield, Virginia, United States
Body Type:Sedan
Vehicle Title:Clear
Fuel Type:Gasoline
For Sale By:Private Seller


VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)
: 9044392
Make: Ford
Interior Color: Tan
Model: Model A
Number of Cylinders: 4
Year: 1931
Trim: Fordor
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Drive Type: RWD
Mileage: 0
Sub Model: Fordor Sedan
Exterior Color: Green

***STORED FROM 1958 TO 2012***

This is a 1931 Ford Model A fordor sedan Briggs body. It has only had 3 owners. The second owner bought it from the original owner and kept it for many years. He stored the car in 1958 and intended to restore it one day. He is in his 80s and has health problems so he sold it to a buddy of mine in 2012. Photo of it being pulled out of the garage is below. My buddy had a good Model A mechanic good through the mechanics and he got the car running, driving and stopping properly. The only problem is the transmission makes noise in second gear. The mechanic was going to fix it but he, also in his 80s, died this summer. The car was taken to a 86-year-old body man who stripped the car down to metal. Car was very, very solid. He painted the car green and the fenders black. Paint job is good but has some blems. The top and the running boards were replaced. The car had incorrect wheels so Model A wheels were located, sandblasted and painted. New tires were mounted to all 5 wheels. The cowl lights were replaced, taillights converted to LED's, new windshield gasket installed, new welting for the hood sides, new water pump on the engine. We believe the interior is original. The window frames have been painted but new interior needs to be bought and installed. The car needs the side glass for the driver and passenger door. The other side glass and back glass we think are original. Car comes with some extra parts. It is a running, driving project. The owner has decided to sell it; his wife wants it gone. I listed it for the owner. Email any question and if you'd like to speak to the owner just ask for his number.

Car is green with cream trim and wheels. 

No dings in the fenders and it has two taillights converted to LED

The owner has the missing hub cap on the driver rear wheel and some extra parts

Tires are brand new 4.75/5.00X19

Running board rubber is new

Classic Model A front end

Spare tire is also new - wheels were sandblasted and painted

We think the interior upholstery is original

Car runs and drives good

Dash was painted body color

Driver side floor

Amp gauge works, speedometer doesn't, looks like someone reset it to zero. It may need to be connected.

Could use a headliner along with new interior

Backseat looks original

Needs door panels - the door trim has been painted and is included

Light and curtain above rear window

The passenger side rear door has original door panel

Interior kits are available for this car from several places

Engine runs well

Driver side of engine


New water pump

Fan only has two blades

Up draft carburetor

Firewall with gas cut off

Briggs body number - I think 141 is for a 1931 fordor sedan

Engine number is A4768837 - built in July 1931 according to info found on the Internet

Clear title

Comes with all the parts

Box has all the interior trim that has been painted. Other box has more parts

Car in garage where it was stored from 1958 to 2012

Car being pulled out of the garage

Body was stripped, fenders removed and all painted

86-year-old body and paint man who did the body and paint

Driver side front suspension and brake

Passenger side front suspension and brake

Under the driver side front fender

Transmission and battery

Floors and driveshaft

Rear spring and driver side rear brake

Passenger side of the rear

Underside of the car

Model A grill

Hood and windshield

Driver front fender

New tires

Hood hold downs have not been installed but are included

Owner bought cowl lights from a Ford V8 Club member. We're not sure if they are originals. Doors shut solid.

We think the back glass may be original and not tempered safety glass

It has two taillights and a spare on the back.

Trim paint is same color as wheels

Five new tires on the painted wheels

Back glass

Passenger side taillight - both lights work and the brake lights work

Passenger side rear fender

Stick helps hold glass - needs the trim installed after the new interior

New top

Windshield will open

Hood side

Previous owner stated he stored the car after he got it inspected in 1958. This is the 1958 Virginia inspection sticker.

If you are seriously interested in this car my advice is to come and see it. The car is located in Chesterfield, Virginia. Car is a short drive from Route 288 which connects I-95 and I-64. Serious bidders can email me any questions or email if you’d like to make an appointment to see this car. 

Terms of sale: winning bidder should contact me within 24 hours of the auction’s end. If you cannot pick up the car right away send a 10% deposit within 3 days and make arrangements to pick up the car or have it shipped. We would like the car picked up within 14 days. If you need help with having the car shipped email me.


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