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Original-Steel-Bodied 1931 Ford 5-Window Coupe

Highest Bid:
$32,700

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Original-Steel-Bodied 1931 Ford 5-Window Coupe

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Original-Steel-Bodied 1931 Ford 5-Window Coupe

Highest Bid: $32,700 (USD) by: Cool_Beans

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Auction Type:  Reserve

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Chassis/VIN:

6E1140

Location:

PLEASANTON, California

Odometer:

1,042 (Mi)

Lot Number:

8103976

Engine:

350ci V8

Seller:

Transmission:

Automatic

Carfax:

TITLE/VIN CHECK  

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Highest Bid: $32,700 (USD) by: Cool_Beans

Auction Type:  Reserve

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Chassis/VIN:

6E1140

Location:

PLEASANTON, California

Odometer:

1,042 (Mi)

Lot Number:

8103976

Engine:

350ci V8

Seller:

Transmission:

Automatic

Carfax:

TITLE/VIN CHECK  

Confirmed

 

If a bid is placed within the last two minutes of an auction, an additional two minutes is added to ensure all bidders have a fair chance to bid. Bid carefully. The highest winning bidder will enter into a legally binding purchase contract.

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Vehicle Story

This 1931 Ford 5-Window Coupe is a custom righthand-drive example that sits on a TCI chassis. Power comes from a Chevrolet 350ci small-block backed by a Turbo-Hydramatic 3-speed and highlights include an Edelbrock carburetor, Hooker headers, an MSD ignition, and a Magnaflow exhaust system. The original all-steel body is finished in bright red over a grey cloth interior and this 1931 Ford 5-Window coupe is offered on a clear California title in the owner's name.

This custom 5-window coupe is said to have been a long-term resident of California under a former employee of the Ford Motor Company. The build is the result of a frame-off restoration that reportedly began with an all-steel body when the car was acquired by the seller in 1992. The project involved a conversion to right-hand-drive, using components that were sourced from New Zealand. With a TCI chassis serving as the basis, the car’s original roofline was retained and the body features a 1932-model year grille and gas tank, rear-hinged doors, a windshield visor, sideview mirrors, a rumble seat, and running boards. The seller says the bright red paint was professionally applied with subtle airbrushed blue and gold pinstriping and airbrushed graphics on the fenders, while the running boards were refinished in black. An exhaust system running Magnaflow mufflers exits through polished tips at the rear. The seller notes that windshield wipers are not installed.

A set of chrome wire wheels with spinner caps are mounted in a staggered setup with a 14" diameter up front and 15" in the rear, and come wrapped in 235- and 275-section BFGoodrich Radial T/A tires respectively. Suspension enhancements include a polished 3” drop front axle, a four-link setup front and rear, and Panhard bars. Power disc brakes are also present at the front.

Seating was reportedly reupholstered on the original seat frames as part of the restoration, with a gray color theme for both the interior of the cabin as well as the rumble seat. The metal portions of the dash are color-matched in red and the carpeting is gray. Amenities include a Lokar-style shift lever, a La Carrera tilt-adjustable steering wheel, and a center-mounted cupholder under for  front seat. A Sony AM/FM/CD head unit is mounted beneath the instrument panel in a carpeted enclosure. Safety latches were added to the suicide doors.

A brushed aluminum panel houses a series of six Dakota Digital gauges with digital readouts at the center of the instrument panel, consisting of a speedometer and tachometer, and additional gauges for fuel level, voltage, oil pressure, and coolant temperature. The seller notes that the fuel gauge functions intermittently. The digital odometer shows 1,041 miles, reflective of the distance covered since completion of the restoration.

A center-hinged hood with leather straps covers the Chevrolet small-block 350ci V8 that has received a number of performance enhancements. These include an Edelbrock carburetor, Hooker jet-coated headers, MSD ignition components, Magnaflow mufflers, and a stainless-steel battery box. Brightwork in the engine bay consists of a polished air cleaner assembly and valve covers. The seller adds that the fuel tank was sourced from a 1932 Ford. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a Turbo-Hydramatic 3-speed automatic and a Ford 9” rear end.

Photos showing the underside are available in the carousel.

The sale includes the car’s side panels for the engine bay.

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Comments & Questions

June 07, 2021
12:37 PM
Bidder

Having problem getting onto you site to bid. Please advise alternative if possible. Email john.briggs82@yahoo.com Thanks John

June 07, 2021
12:21 PM

West coast shipping ships out of San Francisco on a weekly basis to New Zealand and Australia. Contact Alex . Hope that helps.

June 06, 2021
09:34 PM
Bidder

Hi from corvetteleo My email address is percy.ewins@yahoo.com.au my cell is 610414976173. Percy Ewins Hervey Bay Queensland Australia. 4655

June 06, 2021
05:00 PM
Seller

@johnboy123 – I understand the buyer pays 6.5% cost for cars that reach reserve. What is the cost to buyer if car does not reach seller reserve?? Thanks John ...

John, if I understand your question correctly, the buyer does not pay anything if the car doesn't hit reserve. You only pay a percentage if the car meets/exceeds the reserve and you are the high/winning bidder.

June 06, 2021
04:52 PM
Seller

@johnboy123 – Can you please advise estimate to freight car to LA. Thanks John ...

We regularly ship cars to LA for $600-$650 in an enclosed trailer.

June 06, 2021
02:07 PM
Bidder

I understand the buyer pays 6.5% cost for cars that reach reserve. What is the cost to buyer if car does not reach seller reserve?? Thanks John

June 05, 2021
08:16 PM
Bidder

Can you please advise estimate to freight car to LA. Thanks John

June 05, 2021
08:39 AM
Seller

@johnboy123 – Have you got the certification papers from TCI. If I win car it would be shipped to New Zealand and would require TCI cert for compliance in NZ . How far away from LA are you, Kiwi Shipping has storage in LA. Thanks John ...

Hi John, I do not have any certification documents. I will check with the owner and determine if he has them although I do not believe he does. Possibly something that can be acquired from TCI? We are near Oakland/SF CA and there are a number of global transport companies that work out of the Oakland shipping ports as well. That said, we have worked with many transport companies out of the LA ports as well over our 28 years in business.

June 04, 2021
10:54 AM
Bidder

@johnboy123 – please advise what is chassy, original or box section etc. Thanks John ...

Have you got the certification papers from TCI. If I win car it would be shipped to New Zealand and would require TCI cert for compliance in NZ . How far away from LA are you, Kiwi Shipping has storage in LA. Thanks John

June 03, 2021
08:34 PM
Seller

@johnboy123 – please advise what is chassy, original or box section etc. Thanks John ...

The chassis is from TCI. Here is a link to the version they offer today: https://totalcostinvolved.com/product/1928-1931-ford-car-truck-dropped-axle-front-4-link-rear-chassis/ Please let me know if you have any additional questions.

June 03, 2021
01:36 PM
Bidder

please advise what is chassy, original or box section etc. Thanks John

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