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Great Cars along the Highway: 1930 Ford Model A

05 1930 Ford Model A

Ford released the Model A following a successful 18 year production run of its Model T, which was becoming a little technologically outdated. The Model A was released in late 1927. It was well received and in less than two years, Ford had sold two million Model A’s.

Over the years of Model A production, Ford released a number of different color and body style options, with the sales price ranging from around $400 up to $1400 depending on how the car was configured. Besides in the USA, the Model A was also made in almost a dozen foreign plants ranging from Argentina to Japan to Germany. So it enjoyed global success.

Model A production ended in 1932, after nearly 5 million Model A’s had been made. It’s successor was Ford’s Model B (4 cylinder engine) and Model 18 (flathead V8 engine), both cars highlighting advances that consumers were beginning to demand in their vehicles.

The Ford Model A is popular with collectors and hot-rod enthusiasts. This was a nicely preserved specimen I found in Calgary.

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