Car: Ford Model A 5-Window Rumble-Seat Coupe
What makes it special: After the success of the Model T, Ford’s Model A was the second success story for the Ford Motor Company beginning in 1927. The models originally ran in two different body styles: Tudor or Town Car with dual cowls. By the 1930 model year and 3 million sold, there were nine body styles available.
What made it famous: The Model A was the first production Ford using standard driver controls of a clutch, brake, accelerator pedal and manual gearshift. A 40 hp, water-cooled L-Head 201 cu in Inline-4 cylinder powered the Model A, with a top speed of around 65 mph. Model A’s came in a Standard and Deluxe Coupe, Business Coupe, Sports Coupe, Standard and Deluxe Roadster Coupe, Convertible Cabriolet, Convertible Sedan, Standard and Deluxe Phaeton, Standard and Deluxe Tudor Sedan, Town Car, Five-Window Standard and Three-Window Deluxe Fordor, Victoria, Town Sedan, Station Wagon, Taxi Cab, Truck, and Commercial body styles.
Why I would want one: It’s a piece of history. It’s an icon.
Fun fact: Ford’s production of the Model A ended in 1932 after close to 5 million were made to make way for the Model B.
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