Curbside Capsule: 1931 Ford Model A – Canada’s Capital, Eh?

31 Model A Main

Spring has arrived in Canada’s Capital – Ottawa, Ontario. Although the naysayers may object, the sighting of this 1931 Model A Ford at a Tim Horton’s on Innes Road near Hwy. 417 confirms the fact. Indisputable.

31 Model A Back

This example sports Ontario historic plates and has had some electrical enhancements like the CHMSL and a string of running lights mounted below the trunk. Yes, a trunk. That strapped, removable appendage seen here that is still used as a term of reference denoting the back end of cars today. The circuitry upgrades are nicely integrated into the design.

31 Model A Parrot

The vehicle is guarded by the endangered Eastern Ontario Toucan. The toucan’s bill is useful as a feeding tool. The birds use them to reach fruit on branches that are too small to support their weight, and also to skin their pickings. In addition to fruit, they eat insects and are prone to nip at the protruding fingers of Model A admirers. Look; but don’t touch!

31 Model A Front

1931 was the last year of production of the venerable “A” – the car that pulled the Ford Motor Company from the brink of bankruptcy. Over 4.3 million A’s were built from 1927-31. Final MY production ended on August 31, 1931 with 626,579 Model A’s manufactured.

31 Model A Plate

This bounder is a member of the Canada’s Capital A’s automobile collector’s club. More fine examples can be found here, A!