In addition to its incredible performance and looks, this 1931 Morris Bros. Ford Roadster will turn any garage into a mini Petersen Auto Museum. Built by the Morris Brothers and flying the colors of the legendary So Cal Speed Shop, this ’31 Ford Roadster competed in drag races and dry lake events from the early ‘50s well into the mid ‘80s. Dick Morris, one of the Morris brothers who originally built the car, shared stories with the current owner about hooning around LA in the car and meeting up Alex Xydias for impromptu and illegal speed trials. It is, in short, a legendary hot rod with the period paperwork, photos and magazine features one expects of a museum quality car. We particularly like the car’s restoration, which returned it to its early 50s spec. This includes the Model A body over a ’32 chassis, Halibrand quick change rear end, ’39 Ford transmission with Lincoln gears, and most importantly, a ’49 Mercury flathead V8 spinning an Isky camshaft and breathing through 4 Stromberg 97s on and Edelbrock manifold. As an added bonus, the roadster also comes with most of the trophies won over its decades-long career. Few cars are as well suited to drives in town, in vintage drag races, on the Bonneville salt, and across the concours grass. Find the roadster for sale here on eBay in San Bruno, California with a Buy-It-Now price of $160,000.
Rolling History – 1931 Morris Bros. So Cal Ford Roadster
June 27, 2012 by Leave a Comment