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1931 Ford Model A Town Car Delivery

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1931 Ford Model A Town Car Delivery

1931 Ford Model A Town Car Delivery

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After the success achieved by the sale of over 7,000 Sedan Delivery bodies of 1928-1929. Ford decided to go "up-scale" in 1930, with the Town Car Delivery. The LeBaron division of the Briggs Manufacturing Company also built a Town Car Delivery similar in styling to the Sedan Delivery. However, the body of the Ford model shared nothing in common with its lesser cousin being formed entirely of hand formed aluminum.

"Intended for the exclusive shop that wanted something ultra-smart for boulevard use" the 1931 Model A Deluxe Town Car Delivery made its first appearance in January 1931 and was the most elegant commercial vehicle ever produced by Ford. Mated to the standard Model A chassis, it was the most expensive in the light car line. Even though it was a commercial model it featured the nickel-plated radiator shell and headlight bodies of the passenger models. Standard features included locks on all three doors, a pair of seats upholstered in Spanish brown leather, side view mirror and side-mounted spares in the front fenders. In addition to the open driver's compartment, the car featured natural wood veneer in the parcel space, a wide rear door, a rakish slanting windshield and ornamental carriage lights in either side of the body. It was available in forty exterior color schemes. This one appears to be painted an off-Ford maroon with vermilion stripe and wheels.

Engine Specifications: Four cylinder - in line -L. head, 200.5 Cubic Inch Displacement, 3.875 inch Bore - 4.25 inch Stroke, 40 Brake hp @ 2200 rpm; Compression Ratio 4.22 to 1. Transmission - Sliding gear 3F/1R (Manual), Clutch - Dry, Multiple Disc - Shaft drive - 3.75 to 12 Axle Ratio, Wheelbase - 103.5 inches, Weight - 2680 pounds, Tire size - 4.50 x 21. ; List Price - $1,150 - only 191 produced in 1930 and 1931.

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