1931 Ford Model A Roadster Pickup - Hot Rod - Donovan Model D - Pro Built
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Fresno, California, United States
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|Engine:||Donovan Model D|
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1931 Ford Model A Roadster Pickup
Brookville Steel w/ Wescott Glass Cab
Donovan Model D Aluminum Engine
REM Twin Cam Top End
Twin SU Carburetors
Pete & Jakes Chrome Drop Axle
Rootlieb Style 3 Way Hood
Halibrand Knock Off Wheels
9" Rear End
Front Disc Brakes
Copper Radiator w/ Evan's Coolant
Electric Cooling Fan
Twin Fuel Tanks w/ Cross-Over
2,800 Miles Since Built
This car was built in southern CA about 12 years ago, it was a no expense spared build to be one of the best (about $75K). The car probably will draw the most interest because of what's under the hood, possibly the only one like it anywhere!
The body is smooth as glass, the paint shines like new. The cab is a Wescott, it was ordered with the 32 style dash to install the gauges used and went with 29 style doors for inside handles. The bed is Brookville Steel, with hidden latches, has a maple bed floor that accents the red color and chrome strips to finish. The front clip is of an unknown manufacturer but is steel. It does have the Rootlieb style 3 way hood and removable side panels to show off the engine at shows. It has a chrome waterfall grill w/ hidden turn signals along the sides. The tail lights are led and molded into the body for a clean look. It even has a fold up license plate to show off the rear end at shows. The headlight setup is the smaller style w/ H4 modern lenses for better visibility at night. All fenders and running boards are steel. It has never had a top installed. There are a couple of small chips along the top of the side panels, someone used the drivers running board and a tiny scuff on the leading edge of the left fender. I consulted with a painter and he quoted $500-$600 to touch up so you couldn't tell. There are a couple chips underneath that could be brushed in, if you drive it you'll have more under there in the future.
The interior is near perfect, it has virtually no wear since built. It features full white face gauges, tilt column, glide seat, hidden switches, carpet and seal belts. The battery is hidden under the driver side of the seat and has a shut-off when not in use. It has billet turn and tilt arms, billet door handles, billet shifter and the e-brake handle is mounted sideways in front of the seat to not be in the way. It does have a LeCarra leather steering wheel but wouldn't it look better with a maple one to match the bed wood?
The engine and transmission is the difference for the true Hot Rodder that wants that one off car. This is a Donovan Model "D" block and head, there is a folder included in the car with pictures and information on the engine. The top end is a rare REM twin cam setup, the man that built these only made 10 (from my research). The block has ribbed side covers, it has an oil pump that runs off the cam drive and it has ceramic coated headers. There is an electric water pump and electric fan to cool it and it has Evan's Lifetime coolant. It had sat in the garage for a couple of years after the owner passed, I changed the oil, filter, drained the fuel tanks and put in 98 octane gas, installed a new battery and fired it up. This thing sounds incredible, something like a cross between an Indy and Sprint car. I tried to find out approximate hp with no luck, it does respond when you step on the pedal.
If you're looking for something that is not the typical, this might be right for you. Of course there are the Bangers out there that live and breath these early styled engines, it's something special.
There is a Buy-It-Now, you can make an offer also and I'll present it to the owner. I welcome inspections, the car is located in my shop in Fresno, CA and can be viewed by appointment. The owner of the car has no interest in trades. The winning bidder will receive a Clean California title, clear of any liens with the car. I can assist with arranging shipping to your location or make recommendations for shipping, of course it can be picked up in person after we have received funds. It does run, move, brake and steer for transport information. Thank you.
Terms and Conditions Of The Auction
The winning bidder agrees to provide an immediate $500 deposit via PayPal, too many auctions have ended with non paying bidders unfortunately. The balance is due within 7 days but if you need a little more time to arrange something you can call me. The balance is to be paid through a bank transfer to eliminate any delays for shipping. Please don't bid if your funds are not readily available, if you are applying for a loan please give the bank ample time for an inspection.
The auction is to purchase a car, the winning bidder is entering a contract to purchase this car and not to look it over after the purchase, please arrange any inspections before auction end. Please ask all questions necessary to make a decision before auction end.
If we arrange transportation for the vehicle, open or enclosed, the buyer pays for the shipping.
While every effort is made to provide complete and accurate information regarding each vehicle being auctioned, bidders are advised to rely upon their own research. I personally look at these vehicles and write these auction listings, I also gather as much information from the car owner. The above description is as I see the car, it may differ from your opinion. I have over 35 years of experience but as you, I am human and it is possible for me to miss something. PLEASE ASK, your questions will be answered and if I don't know I will find out.
The car is listed locally and we reserve the right to cancel the auction at any time should this vehicle be sold before auction ending time, before the reserve has been met and shall not be held responsible or liable for such cancellation. No auction will ended early once the reserve has been met.
Normal Business hours are Mon.-Fri. 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM PST
I can be reached after hours as well.
Call if you have questions but understand leave a message if I don't answer, sometimes I have my hands full of grease or holding something in place in the shop. I will call you back as soon as I can.
Through the "Ask Seller a Question" link above,
By phone (559) 252-7742