Last updated on December 30, 2022
Today’s car is the 1931 Ford Model A 400 convertible sedan, owned by Dave Fields. It is finished in Real Red with a Tan Interior and a tan convertible top. The A 400 is unique because it is a sedan convertible and the rarest of all Model A’s. The car has an all original steel body with a 1932 Ford radiator shell, front bumper and rear bumper. The car was built by a street rod shop in San Diego, CA in 1983. I saw this car at the Caffeine Cruisers Cars & Coffee located in Torrance, CA that meets every Saturday. It is powered by a small block Chevrolet V8 with GM 4-speed automatic transmission and delivering that power to the rear wheels through 3.70:1 rear end. Slowing it down are disc brakes in all four corners. The car has an all Corvette drive train. The total number of 1931 Ford Model A’s produced was 615,455 of which 5,093 were Model A 400’s. The original MSRP was $625.00.
I have never seen an A 400 before imperson, so I was quite intrigued by this body style. This is a great car for car shows, and Cars & Coffee events, or just cruising around town with the top down, of coarse. Thanks for riding along. Frank