While we’re routinely enticed by all sorts of cool Blue Oval auction offerings on a daily basis, there are a number of amazing rides up for grabs right now as part of the George Foreman Collection sale hosted by Hagerty. As one might have guessed, this auction consists of a host of rides owned by Olympic gold medalist, two-time heavyweight champ, car collector, and purveyor of the “George Foreman Grill” – George Foreman himself, and includes a super-low-mile 1995 Saleen Mustang, a barely used 2005 Ford GT, and a very nice 1941 Ford De Luxe Coupe. For those that prefer something a bit more vintage, this 1931 Ford Model A Cabriolet A400 might just hit the spot, too.
This 1931 Ford Model A Cabriolet A400 is a bit nicer than the average Model A of this vintage, a model designed to slot in the lineup in between that and pricier luxury offerings in this era, when the Great Depression had everyone pinching pennies. Thus, the A400 was born, named after the Four Hundred, a social register that listed the 400 most prominent members of New York high society at that time.
The A400 was only available in one configuration – as a two-door, five-passenger sedan with a fabric roof that folded back to create an open air drive. Inside the cabin, passengers were treated to a more opulent experience complete with leather upholstery, carpeting, and woodgrain trim.
As one might imagine, not too many A400s were built in total – just 5,085, in fact – making this a pretty rare machine. Foreman’s example was restored under prior ownership and features a four-cylinder engine that was also upgraded during that process to help it run a bit better, all while retaining its original look – and with a car this special, that’s obviously a good thing.