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1931 Ford Model A Cabriolet

Classic Car Addiction of Marysville, WA
Price: $32,500  Vin: Click Here for VIN
Mileage: 1 Miles  Stock #:  
Exterior: Red  Engine: Other Other 
Interior: White Leather  Transmission: Automatic 
Trim/Package: Cabriolet  Fuel Type: Gasoline 
MPG City/Hwy: N/A



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“ THE CANDY CABRIOLET”,
Featured in Rod and Custom Magazine in the December 1961 issue.
1931 Ford Model A Cabriolet
Bought by father and son in 1957,.leonard (Len) albert was only 15 years old when he got some help from his dad and together they did a complete frame off rebuild and had the car ready to show, in 1959. The car was shown from 1959, thru the 1960's. This car was featured in the 1961 Rod and Customs magazine and also featured in the Popular Hot Rodding magazine in 1962. The Cabriolet was also used to tow a 1965 Hillborn injected corvette to the starting lines at Lyons drag strip back in the late 60's. After only putting 2500 miles on the car, Len had a issue with the engine and decided to put a cover over his baby and move on to the next project which he had plenty of. Len has restored dozens of classic car's since then. Approximately 40 years later, Len now in his late 70's and dealing with health issues, he decided to finally part with his first car that he ever owned or built.
In February, 2014 my dealership Classic Car Addiction was lucky enough to be the next care taker of this Cabriolet Hot Rod, what an truly amazing find.
Car spent its remaining life in Dry southern California. Capturing many peoples attention and winning a number of trophies for it’s build. The car unintenaly remained untouched in a “time capsule” ever since in Lens garage, In arguably the best climate controlled environment southern california for the past 40 + years.
There is no doubting the facts that this car would not be in it wonderful preserved Period Correct condition, had it not been stored and untouched for so many year’s avoiding any natural or other unexpected harm. Which as we all know is unbelievable in itself. This is an exceptional piece and we at classic car addiction are honored to be a part of this piece of hotrod history.
“The Build”
In late 1957’ car was stripped down to the frame as seen in the early photos.
"Juice brakes" from a 1940 Ford were added in place of the original mechanical brakes for a more efficient braking system. The steering box was also swapped out and the front axle was dropped 2 1/2"
The low HP model A engine was removed and replaced in there build, with a model B engine, that was bored .060 over.
Some speed equipment of the period were added, such as a Weiand finned aluminum high compression head and an aftermarket aluminum downdraft Zepher intake manifold, topped off with a Stromberg downdraft "97" carburetor and helmet style chromed air cleaner. Custom choke linkage was made up and installed to accommodate the new downdraft carburetor. A custom bent split header was made and fitted to the engine for a true dual exhaust system, with glass pack mufflers that are still on the car today. One big thing that doesn't show in the pictures is the loving care and pains taken in making many little fittings- plus the many parts no longer available over the counter.
The "B" engine was mated to the original model A transmission
Alot of attention was given to the details on this car even before the body was prepped for paint.
Candy paint was a new thing in the 50’s when this car was built. father and son teamed up to do their own prep and "candy apple" paint job, 20 coats of candy apple red lacquer was applied at there house in So Cal. (see photos) which remains in incredible original condition. White paint was applied under each of the fenders, on the oil pan, on the radiator and other accent pieces preserving them beautifully still today. Including the steering wheel which has a smooth finish and custom made horn button.
Many parts were chrome plated including the custom made shift knob, dash panel, garnish moldings, latches, entire steering column, running boards, wheels, bumpers, windshield frame and more.
The interior and top were done at the same time frame. Interior is white naugahyde tuck and roll, don by Gils Top shop in the late 50s and remains all original and in am                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

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