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Default 1931 De Luxe Roadster - Canadian built

City: Victoria
State: British Columbia
Price: $49,500

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1931 De Luxe Roadster – Canadian built (Windsor, Ontario). One of 1,973 built in Canada in 1931. This is a high points vehicle with a top score of 480 points.

Vehicle/Engine Serial Number: CAS5495 (May 1931)
Mileage: 292 miles
Asking price: $49,500

Restoring this roadster took over six years from the ground up and included every screw, nut, bolt and washer! Restoration took longer than the average USA Model A, because of the extremely limited supply of original Canadian parts. Canada’s production of Model A’s was 1/6th that of USA production, with an estimated 273,000 total units over four years. Thirty percent of Canadian production was exported to the British Commonwealth leaving a very limited inventory in Canada. Because of this, Canadian Model A’s are much more difficult and much more expensive to restore than their USA counterparts. Many parts, such as “Made in Canada” Champion 3X spark plugs, tire Stems, covers and caps are extremely rare.

Engine: Professional rebuilt 200.5 cubic inches Model A engine. Complete with shell bearings, balanced crank, high compression head and touring cam for improved performance and durability. This engine idols nicely and performs well on hills and at highway speeds. A complete engine build sheet is available upon request.

Paint: Professionally painted, the body, doors and deck lid were painted separately and then assembled. Once assembled the body paint was buffed, similarly to what was done originally at the Ford factory. Paint on the underside of the hood, engine side of the firewall, door openings, etc., has a slightly reduced sheen, as these areas were never buffed.

Paint Scheme: Body - Washington Blue with Rivera Blue Belt line.
Pin Stipe: Tacoma Cream
Wheels: Tacoma Cream
Fenders: Black

Transmission: Model A 3-speed Transmission (Mitchell Synchromesh)

Rear Axle: 3.54 gearing for increased highway speeds.

Brakes: The brakes are excellent, there tight and work as Ford had originally designed them. The few individuals who have driven this car since restoration have been very impressed with how well the original brakes work.
1. Original Model A Cast Drums – Front (NOS)
2. Cast Iron Brake Drums – Rear

Tires:
1. 6 New - Goodyear White Wall Tires.

Battery:
1. Ford Script Battery (new reproduction for show purposes) maintained on battery tender when not in use.

Interior Trim and Carpet produced by Bill Strum. Bill is one of few professional upholsterers who take pride in producing original show quality Model A interiors, tops and carpets.
1. Front Seat - Leather seat/seat back, leatherette door and cowl panels.
2. Fitted carpet with proper colour/pattern, openings and edge binding.
3. Rumble Seat - Leatherette seat/seat back & panels. Black floor mat
4. Top & Side Curtains: Green on Green Stayfast fabric.
5. Top Boot: Green on Green Stayfast fabric with hold down leather straps.
6. Original door straps (show). These are extremely rare and very expensive to acquire. Only used for show purposes.

Original Parts/Features:
1. Robertson square drive fasteners (screws)
2. Keys (2) and key ring (loop design, this is an original and not reproduction).
3. Single thickness 2 blade fan.
4. Canadian Autolite cutout with “C” trademark.
5. Generator with date code on band.
6. Starter with date code on band.
7. Engine splash pans
8. Zenith-2 carb
9. Coil (SP)
10. E.P. Water Inlet and Outlet
11. E.P. Intake and Exhaust manifolds.
12. A complete set of four original Champion 3X “Made in Canada” Spark Plugs (curved 3), these are very rare and very expensive to acquire.
13. “TR83” Schrader Tire Stems, Covers and Caps, “Made in Canada” nickel-plated (6 sets). The complete set took years to collect. The stems, covers and especially the caps are extremely rare.
14. Trunk rack with Mahogany wood grained metal slats, as per Canadian Service Letter #748.
15. Trico script driver side mirror. Excellent script on arm.
16. Dual side mounts.
17. “Triplex” safety glass trademarks on glass.
18. “Trico” Vacuum wiper, chrome plated with correct arm, wiper and black textured vacuum hose. The vacuum was professionally rebuilt and works flawlessly.
19. Eaton trademarked Gas and Radiator caps, beautifully restored, used only for show.
20. Rootlieb running boards. Correct, beautiful show quality.
21. Canadian bumpers and bumper clamps with polished faces, dull back, top and bottom edges, simulating Watts’s nickel.
22. Hand wrapped black era fan belt.
23. Windwing glass (safety glass) with black sealant on edge. Glass is cut correct with proper angles.
24. Canadian headlamps with recessed stampings and matching numbers on glass lenses.
25. Canadian dual tail lamps with recessed stampings and matching lenses.

Original Tools:
1. 1931 Canadian Instruction Book (Blue, complete – Mint Condition)
2. Canadian Tools include – Original Top Material Tool Bag, Grease Gun, Adjustable Wrench, Spark Plug and Cylinder Wrench, Pliers, Open End Wrenches and Screw Driver.
3. A-17080-C1 Jack and folding handle
4. Crank

Touring equipment:
1. Touring carpet (same as show)
2. Protective upper door covers, Green on Green Stayfast matching fabric.
3. Reproduction door straps
4. Alternator
5. Interstate Battery
6. Reproduction black trunk with leather straps
7. Reproduction 6 Volt Coil
8. Reproduction Champion 3X Spark Plugs
9. Passenger side rear fender cover – protection when accessing rumble seat.
10. Reproduction Quail thermometer
11. Reproduction Gas & Radiator caps
12. Reproduction fan belt.
13. Custom fitted cloth car cover


The roadster is located on Vancouver Island, near Victoria, British Columbia. I will assist with documentation should the car be exported to the USA or overseas.

There are very few Canadian Model A’s restored to this level. My asking price is less than half of what has been invested in this vehicle. Please email me at cbecker@cmaff.com or call (250) 655-1276 evenings after 5:00 pm PDST. Serious inquires only.
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