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Lot 190 - 1931 Ford Model A Doctor’s Coupè

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ESTIMATE €30,000- €35,000

Auction 2016 mondial de l'automobile paris
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Lot Number 190
Reg. Number None
Chassis Number 2256396
Year 1931
Make Ford
Model Model A

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Replacement for the ubiquitous Model T, the Model A went on sale in December 1927. A more complex car than its predecessor, the ‘A’ was also more powerful, its four-cylinder sidevalve engine producing 40bhp – double the output of the T – which was good enough for a top speed of 65mph. A three-speed sliding gear transmission replaced the T’s planetary gears, there was coil-and-battery instead of magneto ignition and at last there was a brake for each wheel. The T’s ungainly styling was abandoned, and the eagerly awaited Model A’s up-to-the-minute looks, choice of colors and, needless to say, competitive pricing, helped ensure its success. Ford priced the new Model A at just $450 and would go to build 4.8 million over the next four years despite the prevailing economic gloom.

After two years in production the Model A was face-lifted for 1930, receiving wider tires on smaller-diameter (19”) wheels and being mildly restyled with wider mudguards to achieve a lower, more modern look. Ford outsold Chevrolet 2-to-l in 1929/30 when more than 1.4 million were sold – the Model A’s best year – and production continued until the V8’s arrival in 1932 saw Ford’s four-cylinder car renamed ‘Model B’.

This Model A Doctor’s Coupè is in general good conditions. Restored about 10 years ago, this car is finished in an elegant combinatiotion of grey, dark grey and black, with yellow wheels. It comes to the sale with English registration papers, where it was registered in the 1989 coming from the USA, and it’s ready to enjoy its next owner.

Cette modèle A Doctor Coupè est dans de bonnes conditions générales. Restaurée il y a environ 10 ans, cette voiture est terminée dans une combinaison élégante de gris, gris foncé et noir, avec des roues jaunes. Elle est à la vente avec des papiers d’enregistrement en anglais, où elle a été enregistrée en 1989 en provenance des USA, et elle est prête à profiter de son prochain propriétaire.


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