Used Car of the Day: 1931 Ford Model A

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

Today's UCOTD is a rare one -- a 1931 Ford Model A that apparently needs almost no work.

Apparently, the only problem is a rip in a seat.

There's not much else to say since the ad says very little and is just picture happy.

So go there and check out this Michigan-based car that's on sale for $13,000.

[Images: Seller]

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for, CarFax,, High Gear Media, Torque News,,, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as,, and He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • Arthur Dailey Arthur Dailey on Apr 26, 2023

    Now if it was a 1932 Ford 5 window coupe, painted yellow, well then .................

    • Jeff S Jeff S on Apr 26, 2023

      True but its not a bad price for a Model A in that condition. I might change the color it would look nice in a royal blue or red.

  • ToolGuy ToolGuy on Apr 27, 2023

    Back when the dash was more accessible.

  • EBFlex No they shouldn’t. It would be signing their death warrant. The UAW is steadfast in moving as much production out of this country as possible
  • Groza George The South is one of the few places in the U.S. where we still build cars. Unionizing Southern factories will speed up the move to Mexico.
  • FreedMike I'd say that question is up to the southern auto workers. If I were in their shoes, I probably wouldn't if the wages/benefits were at at some kind of parity with unionized shops. But let's be clear here: the only thing keeping those wages/benefits at par IS the threat of unionization.
  • 1995 SC So if they vote it down, the UAW gets to keep trying. Is there a means for a UAW factory to decide they no longer wish to be represented and vote the union out?
  • Lorenzo The Longshoreman/philosopher Eri Hoffer postulated "Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and ends up as a racket." That pretty much describes the progression of the United Auto Workers since World War II, so if THEY are the union, the answer is 'no'.