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Ebay Find: 1931 Ford Model A Snow/Mud Track Coupe

Scott Ith June 6, 2012 eBay Insanity, For Sale 19 Comments

When it comes to cigarettes, the more descriptors in the name, the more likely they are meant for women.  For example, Virginia Slims Ultra Light Menthol 120s are surely not something an XY human should ever buy.  This rule does not apply – in any way – to this car.  It is a 1931 Ford Model A 6-wheeled snow and mud track coupe.  That’s about as manly as it gets. 

This Model A is currently up for sale in Puyallup, Washington.  You might not know that you need it, but you need it.  It was converted for mud/snow use sometime in the 1930s, according to the seller, and was used to convey guests of the Northwood Club in Ishpeming Michigan on ice fishing and hunting forays in the Lake Erie area. 

More on this six-wheeled freak after the break. 

The stripped fenders, the flat black paint, and the shiny red spoked wheels add up to a fantastic look for this classic bit of history.  (Admittedly, it sounds fun to drop a hot small block in it and really have some off-road fun.) 

This A has all the options too. For example, the front-wheels-converted-to-snowmobile-skids option is included and pictured here. 

The A is seen here in environs not generally suited to Model A driving.  This mule can handle anything you throw its way.  You can even steer it through the standard wheel or through a skid-steer system.  Also, the owner claims that it runs like a “striped-a$$ed ape”, so there’s that too.

It is the coolest thing I’ve ever seen and completely unable to answer my question, “what the hell would I do with you?”  Find the ad here on ebay with an opening bid of $10k. 


Here’s hoping that it won’t get scooped up and converted to an ordinary hot rod.


Scott Ith is an Associate Editor with Hooniverse.com, but he also contributes to his own site NeedThatCar.com.  Head over there for more hoony goodness.

  • MVEilenstein

    What would you do with it?

    Better question: what WOULDN'T you do with it?

  • Scandinavian Flick

    I read this just after reading about someone who converted his dead cat into a remote control helicopter.

    Thank you for restoring some of my faith in human creativity and innovation.

  • Stu_Rock

    Ishpeming and Lake Erie? Does the seller mean Lake Superior? Ishpeming is in the UP.

    • dcs

      It's only about 500 road miles. He said it ran like an "striped-a$$ed ape" didn't he?

  • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/pages/Tombstone-AZ/Goodenough-Mine-TourTCMC/205373899689 CptSevere

    We rarely get enough snow for a decent snowball fight, and I still want this contraption.

  • http://hooniverse.com/ Batshitbox

    "…environs not generally suited to Model A driving"?!

    The Model A retained all of the legendary off road capability of the Model T, you know. In fact, they only had to start paving roads when Chevrolet started making cars.

    Also this…

    <img src="http://retrothing.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/07/23/jaymodeltsnowmobile.jpg"&gt;

    • MVEilenstein


  • MVEilenstein

    This Model A is about an hour down the road from me. I need to go check it out.

  • FuzzyPlushroom
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    • BlackIce_GTS

      Isn't that the slogan for Atomic Toasters?

      • The Professor

        It's just one of many.

  • aastrovan

    Proof Positive that the "hoon" has been with us since the beginning.

  • Buickboy92

    This is amazing! I love it.

  • Hal Johnson

    Awesome!, Thanks for posting this. Not sure how fast a striped assed ape is but I'm betting pretty f***ing fast! We need to see this thing in action.

  • RahRahRecords

    Apparently [ redacted] has now run a piece on this as well. I just spotted a link to their article on neatorama. Said link took too long to open so I didn't bother to read it.