11th Mar, 2023 13:00

March 2023 Classic & Performance Car Auction

 
Lot 13
 

1931 Ford Model A Coupe
*** NO RESERVE ***

Registration - 229 XUT

Chassis No. - A2840455

M.O.T. - Exempt

Odometer - TBC

We understand from the vendor that all major aspects of this handsome, late Model A Ford have been inspected within the last six months, and that any remedial work required has subsequently been carried out. It now features cast iron brake drums rather than the pressed steel originals and any worn items in the braking and steering systems have been renewed. The engine is said to ‘run well’ following attention to the distributor and carburettor (a later type from the Model B). The chassis is said to be in ‘very good condition’, as is the suspension and the wire wheels, which are shod with ‘almost new’ tyres that have travelled less than 200 miles. In summary, the vendor presently views the 3285cc four-cylinder engine, three-speed manual gearbox, coupe bodywork complete with dickie seat, cream over black paintwork and grey cloth interior trim as all being in ‘good’ condition. An altogether pleasing example of period Americana that comes complete with a new (but yet to be fitted) headlining.

The Model T phenomenon lasted 18 years, but by 1926 even Henry Ford had to admit that the car that ‘put the world on wheels’ had finally run out of steam. No follower of convention, he terminated T production on May 26, 1927 immediately after the 15 millionth example had rolled off the line, despite having nothing to replace it with. Henry himself directed the development of: a new longer, lower-slung chassis; a Howard Hicks-designed 3,285 cc, four-cylinder engine; three-speed manual transmission and novel electrical system. His son Edsel was appointed to mastermind a scaled-down version of the Lincoln he had guided to success. By the time the Model A made its debut on December 2, there was a backlog of 400,000 orders for a car nobody had seen. Nearly five million Model As were produced by the time the range gave way to the Model B in 1931.

In summary:

  • A well-presented lefthand drive example
  • Recently treated to a thorough inspection and overhaul
  • Comes complete with new, ready to be fitted, headlining

 

'A Buyer’s Premium applies to the Hammer Price of this Lot if your bid is successful, as per the following;  Motor Cars 12.5% + VAT (minimum £150 + VAT), Motorcycles and Bicycles 12.5% + VAT (minimum £150 + VAT); Registration Numbers 15% + VAT (minimum £50 + VAT); Automobilia 15% + VAT (minimum of £5 + VAT).'

 Potential buyers should satisfy themselves with the description and condition of each lot prior to sale. Each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ as per the terms and conditions for the auction, buyers are asked to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out the service. Any disputes over descriptions will not be entertained.

 

Sold for £10,125

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


 

Registration - 229 XUT

Chassis No. - A2840455

M.O.T. - Exempt

Odometer - TBC

We understand from the vendor that all major aspects of this handsome, late Model A Ford have been inspected within the last six months, and that any remedial work required has subsequently been carried out. It now features cast iron brake drums rather than the pressed steel originals and any worn items in the braking and steering systems have been renewed. The engine is said to ‘run well’ following attention to the distributor and carburettor (a later type from the Model B). The chassis is said to be in ‘very good condition’, as is the suspension and the wire wheels, which are shod with ‘almost new’ tyres that have travelled less than 200 miles. In summary, the vendor presently views the 3285cc four-cylinder engine, three-speed manual gearbox, coupe bodywork complete with dickie seat, cream over black paintwork and grey cloth interior trim as all being in ‘good’ condition. An altogether pleasing example of period Americana that comes complete with a new (but yet to be fitted) headlining.

The Model T phenomenon lasted 18 years, but by 1926 even Henry Ford had to admit that the car that ‘put the world on wheels’ had finally run out of steam. No follower of convention, he terminated T production on May 26, 1927 immediately after the 15 millionth example had rolled off the line, despite having nothing to replace it with. Henry himself directed the development of: a new longer, lower-slung chassis; a Howard Hicks-designed 3,285 cc, four-cylinder engine; three-speed manual transmission and novel electrical system. His son Edsel was appointed to mastermind a scaled-down version of the Lincoln he had guided to success. By the time the Model A made its debut on December 2, there was a backlog of 400,000 orders for a car nobody had seen. Nearly five million Model As were produced by the time the range gave way to the Model B in 1931.

In summary:

  • A well-presented lefthand drive example
  • Recently treated to a thorough inspection and overhaul
  • Comes complete with new, ready to be fitted, headlining

 

'A Buyer’s Premium applies to the Hammer Price of this Lot if your bid is successful, as per the following;  Motor Cars 12.5% + VAT (minimum £150 + VAT), Motorcycles and Bicycles 12.5% + VAT (minimum £150 + VAT); Registration Numbers 15% + VAT (minimum £50 + VAT); Automobilia 15% + VAT (minimum of £5 + VAT).'

 Potential buyers should satisfy themselves with the description and condition of each lot prior to sale. Each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ as per the terms and conditions for the auction, buyers are asked to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out the service. Any disputes over descriptions will not be entertained.

 

Auction: March 2023 Classic & Performance Car Auction, 11th Mar, 2023

Our March auction of classic, modern classic and prestige cars and motorbikes will take place at Mavericks in Holywell, North Wales (half an hour’s drive from Chester). Mavericks, 8 Moyston Road Business Park, Llannerch-y-Môr, Holywell, CH8 9DQ

There will be free parking for auction attendees.

Entries are now being invited, and sellers will benefit from Hampson’s unique offering of zero sellers commission for physical auctions, meaning that vendors keep 100% of the hammer price achieved for their vehicles.

If you wish to consign your vehicle to this auction, you can request a valuation here or by calling one of the Hampson Auctions team on 01606 828124

 

Viewing Days:
Friday 10th March 2pm - 7pm
Saturday 11th March 9am - 1pm

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