It might hard to believe that the Ford Model A was only in production from late 1927 through 1931, because in the course of those four years, over 4.8 million Model A’s were built. In a triumph of mass production, no fewer than fifteen factories produced the car – from locations such as Dearborn, Michigan, and Chester, Pennsylvania to places as far off as Russia and Australia. The little Model A was a tough machine that was monumentally simpler to operate than the outgoing Model T, thanks to a conventional 3-pedal arrangement and sliding-fork transmission. The chassis was a simple leaf spring and beam axle affair, with four wheel brakes and a torque rich 3.3 liter L-head four cylinder engine. Henry Ford had famously expressed his disdain for stylistic vanity in automobiles, so thankfully he passed the responsibility of designing the body off to his son Edsel, who did not share in his father’s beliefs about form strictly following function. Edsel created an icon with the Model A. Simple but handsome, it is a design that still finds fresh ideas in the world of hot-rodding.
With approximately 2,200 pounds to move around, the Model A has very respectable performance for what was essent
left-hand-drive 1928 ford model a sport coupe blue cloth restored
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