The History of the 19281931 Ford Model A

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The History of the Model A 1928-31

to the public in late 1927 as a Ford Car,” the Ford A could trace its roots all the way to the establishment of the Ford Motor in 1903. Actually, the first car by the developing auto manufacturer was the Model A. Henry Ford work his way through a series of designations for his automotive creations settling on the successful formula would become the Model T. In the that followed, as America’s and driveways filled with T’s, Henry Ford remain reluctant to significantly with his beloved car’s

Riding the roads and the airwaves. The Model A was the subject of the 1928 “Henry’s Made a Lady Out of which sang the praises of new addition to the road.

The first A Ford engine, stamped by Henry Ford himself on 20, 1927, was put in a Tudor Sedan Ford personally drove and before giving final to begin production of the car. At Ford’s request, the engine was placed in a 1928 Phaeton was reserved in Dearborn for the use of his friend and innovator, Thomas Edison.

The 20 Ford was a 1931 Ford A 160-B Slant Windshield Sedan. Accompanied off the assembly by Henry and Edsel Ford, the car was lettered on the sides and, so it be seen from the air, the with “The Twenty Ford.” The Sedan would be on a tour of the U.S. stopping at every Ford territory and along the way. Rumored to be in a fire sometime after the tour, the car was discovered in Michigan in

After Ford determined it was “The Twenty Millionth the company agreed to lease the car its current owner. Ford devoted their resources to a restoration of the car in preparation for their Centennial celebration. As part of the agreement, the Town Sedan be displayed at Ford World for the following 10 years.

It was only in the of plummeting sales by the mid 1920’s, the of a buying public that the modern upgrades offered by competitors, that Ford relented. In an unusual business Ford halted production of the T in May of 1927, shutting down the production operation for 6 months to for retooling and final development of the new A Ford.

Working under an deadline, Ford managed to get the and production requirements in place for the of the “New Ford Car” by of 1927. Henry’s son, Ford, had unsuccessfully tried to his father to abandon the Model T earlier. Unbeknownst to his father, had been secretly working on the of a new car and would ultimately play a role in the design of what become the Ford Model A.

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Unlike its predecessor, the T, which was the result of an evolving of design, the Model A was designed, from the ground up. The Model A was a “New Ford Car.” upgrades for the Model A Ford a new 3-speed transmission, hydraulic absorbers, and four-wheel mechanical Other significant improvements an electric starter, water speedometer and gas gauge, and the introduction of safety glass.

The styling of the Model A, elegant and integrated to the Model T, brought Ford the modern era with a vehicle looked more like a car and like a horseless carriage.

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Henry Ford created a of hype and mystery surrounding the of the Model A Ford, relying on the to reach the buying public and interest in the “New Ford Shortly after the Ford A was made available to the public on 2, 1927, orders for the new car far exceeded Ford scrambled to increase and by mid 1928, producing up to 4,000 per day, was still not meeting the public’s demand. In an effort to demand, Ford steadily production, peaking at around cars per day by June of 1930.


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During its four-year run, the Model A Ford be offered in a wide variety of car and body styles. For 1928, offered several different passenger car bodies: Standard Standard Roadster, Standard Special Coupe, Sport Business Coupe, Tudor Town Car, and Leatherback Sedan. Truck bodies Open Cab Pickup, Closed Cab Pickup (box), “A” Panel “AA” Panel Delivery, and Delivery.

In 1929, Ford the options for passenger car body by adding the Steelback Fordor, Station Wagon, both and Briggs versions of the Town as well as Murray and Briggs of the Standard Fordor. The Standard (2 window) was also introduced. for truck bodies remained the from the previous year.

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For 1930, the Leatherback and Steelback as well as the Special and Business would be dropped from the New passenger car bodies included the Phaeton, Deluxe Roadster, Coupe, Deluxe Fordor (2 and Victoria. Truck body included the addition of the Deluxe and Panel Delivery (drop Special Delivery, Town Car “AA” Panel Delivery and the Deluxe Delivery.

1931, the year of Ford Model A would mark the most offering of passenger car and truck styles in the vehicle’s brief New passenger cars for 1931 the Deluxe Tudor, Slant Cabriolet, Slant Window Fordor, Slant Window Sedan, Slant Window Fordor (Blindback) and Convertible The Standard Fordor (2 window) and Car were no longer offered.

For bodies, a Deluxe Pickup and a bed Pickup (box) were

Like the rest of the nation, the Motor Company would the effects of the economic Depression began with the stock crash in October of 1929. reducing prices for 1931, continued to see a steady decline of new car

Perhaps learning from his of sticking with the Model T after the public regarded it as Henry Ford had been working on a new design for 1932. The development of the new V8 Ford for 1932 ultimately put an end to the short but successful run for Lady,” the Model A Ford.

Let help you make the most of restoration. Whether you need a few touches for your completed or are just beginning to sort your collection of vintage from your soon to be Custom, or Cruiser, we have you need to complete your car. MAC’s has been the Ford restorer since and we carry an extensive collection of A parts, accessories, supplies, and literature. Our fully illustrated A Ford parts catalog 7,861 parts.

You will find what you need part numbers, prices, number of parts required, and the of application. Our catalog is free if you a 1928, 1929, 1930, or Ford Model A or AA. Outside the we do require a payment of $5.00 to cover the cost of postage.

Restore your Ford A Standard Phaeton, Standard Standard Coupe, Special Sport Coupe, Business Tudor Sedan, Town Leatherback Fordor Sedan, Cab Pickup, Closed Cab Pickup, (box), “A” Panel Delivery, Panel Delivery, Deluxe Steelback Fordor, Cabriolet, Wagon, both Murray and versions of the Town Sedan, as as Murray and Briggs versions of the Fordor, Standard Fordor (2 Deluxe Phaeton, Deluxe Deluxe Coupe, Deluxe (2 window), Victoria, Panel (drop floor), Special Town Car Delivery, “AA” Delivery, Deluxe Tudor, Window Cabriolet, Slant Standard Fordor, Slant Town Sedan, Slant Deluxe Fordor (Blindback), Sedan, Deluxe Pickup and Bed Pickup (box) with vintage car and truck parts MAC’s Antique Auto

A 1928 Model A at a car show.

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