The Ford Model A
of 1927–1931 (also colloquially called the A-Model Ford
or the A
, and A-bone
Bianco, Johnny, "Leadfest" in Rod & Custom
, 9/00, p.86.) was the second huge success for the Ford Motor Company
, after its predecessor, the Model T
. First produced on October 20, 1927, but not sold until December 2, it replaced the venerable Model T, which had been produced for 18 years. This new Model A (a previous model
had used the name in 1903–1904) was designated as a 1927 model and was available in four standard colors, but not black.
By 4 February 1929, one million Model As had been sold, and by 24 July, two million.
The Model A was produced through 1931. When production ended in March, 1932, there were 4,849,340<!-- Model As made in all styles. Its successor was the Model B
, which featured an updated 4-cylinder engine
, followed by the Model 18
which introduced Ford's new Flathead V8 engine
Prices for the Model A ranged from US$385 for a roadster to $1400 for... Read More