1930s / Ford

1931 FORD MODEL A GULF TANKER


YEAR: 1931
MAKE: Ford
MODEL: MODEL A GULF TANKER
DOORS: 2
BODY COLOR: Orange Blue
INTERIOR COLOR: Black

  • Gulf Tanker Tribute
  • Two compartment steel tank body
  • Comprehensive frame-off restoration
  • Model A two compartment tanker
  • 40 HP L head inline 4-cylinder engine
  • 3-speed manual transmission
  • Orange and Black exterior
  • Black leatherette seats
  • Appropriate decals and lettering
  • Dual cowl lights and taillights
  • Chrome stone guard and ornament

  • Chrome front and rear accessory bumpers
  • Authentic brass nozzle with hose
  • Non-functional brass fire extinguisher
  • Rear doghouse doors
  • Moto Meter ornament
  • Spartan Model A horn
  • Wiper
  • Front and rear chrome bumpers
  • Side-mount spare
  • Firestone wide Whitewall tires
  • New side curtains


Ford brought the automobile to the masses with its affordable Model T, and, by 1931, it was a truck like this Ford Model A Gulf Oil tanker tribute that brought fuel from the local refinery to mom-and-pop single-pump gas stations. The Model A pickup underwent a comprehensive restoration from the frame out to the chrome radiator stone guard and Moto Meter cap. The pickup body panels, fenders and two-compartment steel tanks were painted in period-correct orange and blue Gulf Oil livery. Vintage logos, decals and lettering complete the visual journey to America’s automotive past. Dual amber-lens cowl lamps, front and rear accessory bumpers, dual tail lights and an ornamental polished brass fire extinguisher add a touch of polish to the paintwork. Opening up the rear doghouse doors reveals a filling hose with polished brass fitting, and the hardwood rear bumper is topped with simulated fuel tank hose couplers. The no-nonsense cab interior has a black leatherette bench seat and door panels over durable black rubber floor covering. A single windshield wiper and spartan horn add a measure of convenience. The factory-issue four-spoke steering wheel and floor-mount shifter work together with the 201/40 HP L-head 4-cylinder engine and 3-speed sliding-gear manual transmission to get the tanker hauling that good Gulf gasoline down the road. The famously durable Ford banger under the louvered hood is finished to original detail from the two-blade cooling fan to the finned exhaust manifold. The Gulf Oil tanker tribute is ready to deliver motoring history to any event or collection on body-color-keyed steel wire-spoke wheels and Firestone wide whitewall tires. A matching driver-side spare ensures delivery so no tank will run dry.