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Signage: 1931 Ford Model A Cabriolet: The Model A Cabriolet was originally introduced in early 1928. This luxury model offered most of the advantages of both a closed car and a roadster and soon reached a fairly high popularity. The Cabriolet continued to be offered until the end of Model A. production. Trunks and rumble seats were optionally available during the year. The slant windshield Model A Cabriolet was introduced in the spring of 1931 in a modernizing attempt by Ford. Deliveries did not take place until almost summer. The slant windshield change, while subtle, established a styling trend that carried directly into the new V-8 model produced in the early part of 1932. Options that were available on this sporty car included windshield wing, luggage rack and a spotlight. As 1931 came to a close, more than five million Model A's had been produced but the end was in sight for this popular model car. Sales had continued to decline slightly due to competition from Chevrolet and a relatively new car called Plymouth. Chevrolet was offering a six-cylinder engine and the Plymouth featured four-wheel hydraulic brakes. According to Edward Towe, an interesting fact about the Cabriolet is that all of them are painted yellow. That was the only color they were offered in and it was the only car that was painted yellow. .
Engine Specifications; Four cylinder - in line - L head; 200.5 Cubic inch Displacement; 3,875 inch Bore - 4.25 Inch Stroke; 40 Brake Horsepower @ 2200 rpm; Compression Ration 4.22 to 1; Transmillsion - Sliding gear 3F/1R (Manual); clutch - Dry, single plate - Shaft drive - 3.77 to 1 Axle Ratio; Wheelbase - 103.5 Inches; Weight - 2,273 pounds; Tire Size - 4.75 x 19"; List price - $595