Description

  • Only 3,500 of this body style were built.
  • Scarcity of this design makes it second only to Ford’s Town Car as the rarest Model As.
  • Upgraded interiors included deeply cushioned mohair and painted wood graining on metal that simulated mahogany.

Story

Story

In April 1931, Ford modernized its ForDor Sedan with a slant windshield.  The new model was called a Type 160-C.  With 1931 being the last year of production for all Model As, it was strange that Ford would upgrade a traditional model in mid-year, but so it goes.  No more than 3,500 Type 160-Cs were built and their scarcity makes them second only to the Town Sedan as the rarest Model As.  This car is a Type 160-C.

There was very little structural wood in the 160 type bodies, with the exception of the front header and some of the top ribs, and wood was used only for tack strips.  The seats were deep-cushioned brown mohair.  Window frames, garnish moldings and the dashboard were finished in mahogany wood graining, a painted simulation of wood grain over metal.

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