Ford Model A Deluxe Roadster
Henry Ford actually did not want to stop producing the Model T; rather, he was forced to do so by rival Chevrolet who was building far sprightlier cars. Thus, the new Model A became available for the 1928 model year. It was first introduced to the public on December 2nd, 1927. Newspaper accounts told of nearly ten percent of the American public having gone to view the new car. Much more complex than the Model T that preceded it, the Model A was comprised of 6,800 parts compared to its simpler predecessor, which was made up of 5,000 parts. The ruggedly constructed Model A featured Ford’s first installation of safety glass in all windows. Ford continued to build the Model A through 1932 when it introduced its new V8.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in August of 2010 at the Portola Hotel & Spa and Monterey Conference Center, Monterey, California.
40 hp, 200 cu. in. L-head four-cylinder engine, three-speed sliding gear-type transmission with floor shifter, mechanical four-wheel brakes, transverse leaf springs and solid axles front and rear. Wheelbase: 103.5".
Source: RM Auctions
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