Lot 217

Hershey 2017

1931 Ford Model A Chassis


$4,950 USD | Sold

United States | Hershey, Pennsylvania



Engine No.
  • Restored Model A display chassis
  • Fascinating to examine
  • The ideal counterpoint to one’s Ford collection

After dominating the American scene for nearly 20 years, production of the Model T ended. Could Ford come back with a subsequent model? The answer was yes! The Model A proved to be immensely popular, and its shorter longevity was more a reflection of the times and fierce competition from the likes of Chevrolet and Plymouth.

For 1930, the Model A Ford received a significant facelift that brought it up to date for the new decade, and an estimated nine million turned out to see the latest version. Ford followed the trend toward larger tires on smaller 19-inch wheels, which reduced the overall height and added to the sleekness and stance of the design. Adding to its good looks was a larger, chrome-plated vertical radiator grille, wider fenders, and a heftier cowl area. More nickel and stainless steel gave the second generation Model A an overall brighter look.

This older restored Model A chassis displays all of this famous model’s renowned engineering and finishes to the public and would be an ideal exhibit at one’s Ford museum or for Model A shows. Alternatively, it would be the perfect basis for an authentic body, or one of its new owner’s own exciting design. It could also be fitted with a “test seat” and enjoyed as-is. Indeed, the opportunities are truly endless, something that Henry Ford most certainly would have appreciated. Few automobiles offered this weekend have quite so much potential.