MODEL A PHAETON DELUXE THE RAREST VERSION – BEAUTIFUL.
Last two years of the Model A’s Production, the Deluxe Phaeton represented the top of the line and offered the pinnacle in sporting design, with a 1931 Ford Model A Deluxe Phaeton
One of the rarest and most desirable Model A’s produced, presented in Washington Blue with Riviera Blue belt line and Tacoma Cream strip and wheels. Subject to engine overhaul in June of 2020 at a cost of £2, 037 in2020. Part of an impressive collection and now offered for sale.
The Model A’s introduction was a highly anticipated event, as Ford proved that it had perfected the art of effective product placement in one of the most successful new product launches in automotive history. The Ford Model A was manufactured between 1928 and 1931 and was the second huge success for Ford after its predecessor. The Model A was offered in a wide variety of body styles and was the first Ford to incorporate the standard set of driver controls with a conventional clutch, brake pedal, accelerator and gearshift. The engine was a water cooled in-line four cylinder arrangement with a capacity of 3. 3 litres. With a conventional three speed gearbox, (plus reverse), the top speed was around 65mph. Stopping was by four wheel drum brakes operated by rods. Manufactured in the lower roofline. Perhaps one of the most desirable Model A variants, out of the 4, 858, 644 Model A’s manufactured, only 2, 229 were manufactured in the final year. To put into perspective, these cars are one in 2180, or as a percentage, these cars represented 0. 00046% of model A’s. Nowadays not many remain worldwide.
Presented in Washington Blue with Riviera Blue belt line and Tacoma Cream strip and wheels, BF 7219 was restored to a very high standard some 45 years ago. As the story goes, the car was transported from concours event to event over a 30 year period covering a mere 200 miles (presumably just positioning the car). It was then sold to the next enthusiastic owner in River Falls, Wisconsin and he covered around 700 miles before it headed to the UK in 2015 for the princely sum of $65, 000 where it spent the summer receiving numerous awards on the show field before being purchased by its current owner that year, who has since kept the vehicle as part of a private collection. This deluxe has twin side mount wheels, deluxe side lights, deluxe wind deflector glass, Luggage rack with period luggage, Beautiful chrome search light which all functions and works, stainless footplates, tonneau cover, stainless spare wheel covers, stainless radiator stone guard, electric wipers, and so much more. American column mounted indicators have been fitted. This is truly one beautiful car that is mechanically and cosmetically excellent.