The Ford Model A was the second major success for the Ford Motor Company, following its predecessor Model T. Model A was first produced in late 1927 and replaced the legendary Model T, which had been produced for 18 years. This new Model A was designated Model 1928 and was available in four standard colours.
One million Model As had been sold by February 1929, and two million by July 1929. The range of body styles went from the Tudor to the double-hooded Town Car. By March 1930, three million Model As had already been sold and there were nine body styles available!
Production of the Model A ended in March 1932, after 4,858,644 had been made in all versions. Its successor was the Model B, with an updated 4-cylinder engine, and the Model 18, which introduced Ford's new flathead V8 engine.
A further 376,271 Tudors were built in 1930.
By the way, the name 'Tudor' has nothing to do with the English royal family. It is a corruption of 'two-door'. Just as the type designation of the four-door version is also a play on words: 'Fordor'. Pre-war marketing!
Technical data :
Length (cm): 437
Width (cm): 177
Wheelbase (cm) : 264
Weight (kg) : 1077
Engine : 4 cylinder in line 3284 cc, front
Valves : 8
Petrol system : 1 carburettor
Gear box : manual, three steps
Transmission : at the rear wheels
Maximum power : 40 hp at 2200 rpm
Maximum torque : 173 Nm at 1000 t/m
Top speed : 100 km/h