1931

Ford

Model A

Police Paddy Wagon

500

3-speed

A3445396

050721

Inline

Leatherette

Black

Black

RWD

Classic Car

CA


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Collector-owned, totally restored and highly-collectible 1931 Ford Model A Paddy Wagon. The current owner, an eclectic collector, bought this vehicle at an classic car auction in 2019; this vehicle was one of dozens of classics that a  mega-collector was selling from his huge collection. This is a perfect Event Vehicle: weddings, Prohibition Parties, parades, car enthusiast associations, automobile dealers, retail businesses, charitable organizations, municipalities, motion picture productions, wholesale liquor conventions…you name it. This unique vehicle is in just-restored condition with no visible flaws. It starts right up and runs smoothly and can be driven on secondary roads easily; take it to town and likely be surrounded by people....and police. 

Offered at $30,800. It's stored in the Coyote Valley just south of San Jose and just north of Monterey. If not sold it will be auctioned at Monterey Car Week in August. 

Features:
  • Tommy Gun and steel holder
  • Steel frame and window bars
  • Custom rear fold step
  • Chrome stone guard
  • Sireno Siren
  • Red Lights
  • Black exterior and interior
  • Dual side mount spare tires
  • Oak Billy Club
  • Rear prisoner benches
  • Prisoner shackles
  • Wanted poster clipboards of Al Capone and Baby Face Nelson
This vehicle is a  tribute to the Chicago Police Department, this 1931 Ford Model A two-step Paddy Wagon looks the part, ready to haul in troublemakers. It’s complete with steel frame and window bars, custom rear folding step, chrome stone guard, rear prisoner benches and floor-mounted shackles. Ensuring the job can get done, a Tommy Gun sits in a steel holder within easy reach of the driver or passenger, much like the oak Billy Club mounted nearby. Red lights and a Sireno siren alert everyone nearby that the coppers are on their way. Two clipboards hang in the cab reminding officers to BOLO for Al Capone and Baby Face Nelson. What a fun truck this is, the hit of any car show or cruise-in for sure. Two schools of thought surround the origins of the term “Paddy Wagon.” The first came about in Lower Manhattan with the New York City Draft Riots of 1863, when working-class men, mostly Irish or of Irish descent, protested the recent laws passed by Congress to induct men to fight in the Civil War. The protests turned violent as emotions quickly raged out of control and became a more complex race riot with anti-draft undertones. While largely overwhelmed, police and military worked to contain the crowds and one of the tools at hand was the Paddy Wagon, named because so many Irish men were hauled away in them. A second school of thought maintains that the Paddy Wagon got its name not for arresting so many Irish people, but rather because so many policemen at the time were Irish or of Irish descent. 

Engine: Inline L-head 4-cylinder, 40 hp
Transmission: 3-speed manual
VIN: A3445396

Video of a very similar vehicle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQDHUN5u6lQ


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1931

Ford

Model A

Police Paddy Wagon

500

3-speed

A3445396

050721

Inline

Leatherette

Black

RWD

Classic Car

CA

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1931 Ford Model A Police Paddy Wagon

500 miles, RWD, 4 Cyl Inline

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