The Alexander Brothers' 1931 Ford Model A Pickup - The Grasshopper

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1931 Ford Model A Pickup restyled by the Alexander Brothers in 1958. Larry and Mike built the car in order to promote their business and attract high end customers. They gave the car a clean shave, proper stance, Oldsmobile Fiesta Hubcaps with whitewalls, and a Glade Green Metallic paintjob. The car was called the Grasshopper due to its Glade Green Metallic paintjob. Paul Hatton did the lettering and pinstriping on the truck.

Once completed the car won a trophy for best paint at the 1958 Detroit Autorama. Larry and Mike showed the car for the 1958 season, and sold it in 1959 in order to buy a brand new 1959 Chevrolet El Camino.

About 1964, Don Boeke of Dayton, Ohio bought the Grasshoper from the Alexander Brothers. He showed it, used it as a shop truck, and sold it back to Mike Alexander 37 years later.[1]

Paul Hatton pinstriped and lettered the restored version of the truck.

Early in 2021 the Grasshopper was owned by Tom Abrahms of Reliable Carriers in Detroit.[2]

Magazine Features

Rodding and Re-styling October 1959


RM Auctions


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