Part classic car, part rolling history lesson – J.M. Keely’s 1931 Ford Model A De Luxe Coupe and custom trailer – Hemmings

An excellent article from Kurt Ernst at Hemmings

Up for auction is the mobile base of travelling marine supply salesman J.M. Keely.

The rig consists of a 1931 Ford Model A De Luxe Coupe and custom trailer

This is a fascinating glimpse into the past and the life of a travelling salesman, I’m assuming he wasn’t ever in a hurry? 🙂

Hemming's J.M. Keely’s 1931 Ford Model A De Luxe Coupe and custom trailer

J.M. Keely’s 1931 Ford Model A De Luxe Coupe and custom trailer

You can read the story here

The auction listing is here

Expected to raise between $100,000 – $150,000

 

1931 Ford Five-Window Coupe is a Labour of Love for an Entire Hot Rodding Community – Drew Hardin/Wes Alison Hot Rod Network

1931 Ford Five-Window Coupe is a Labor of Love for an Entire Hot Rodding Community

1931 Ford Five-Window Coupe is a Labor of Love for an Entire Hot Rodding Community

 

Community. The seeds of this hot rod buildup go back to when Colby Martin was a teenager in high school, scrounging around for parts to build a car.

“A guy in town built fat-fender Fords, and I asked him if he had any hot rod parts. He did, an original Ford axle with heated and stretched ends. I paid him $60 for it, brought it home, and said to my dad, ‘We can build a hot rod now.’ He said, ‘Good. Tell your mom I need tools.’

Read the article here