Let’s travel back in time to 1929, the United States just celebrated ten years since its victory in the first World War, the Roaring Twenties, the first public demonstration of color TV, the dreadful Prohibition, and ultimately the great Stock Market crash on Wall Street. So many things made America what it is today in the 1920s, but perhaps the most important thing of all is what happened in that decade that made the automobile industry what it is today. Let’s take a look at the Ford Model A.
In 1928 Ford produced its first Model A, the successor to the Model T with improvements such as four-wheel brakes, improved fuel economy, laminated safety glass windshield, hydraulic shock absorbers, and a four-cylinder engine rated at 40 hp and enough to reach speeds up to 65 mph. Not to mention the elegant styling, available in seven body styles, and priced comparably to its predecessor at $395. Today, that’s equivalent to $6,856. Not a bad price for a new vehicle!
Ford Motor Company defied all odds, selling over 5 million units by 1931. By 1932 the Model A saw the end of its production, even amid the hardships of the Great Depression, the Model A generated over $4.3 million in sales helping Ford transition from pioneer to a modern automaker.
MaxMotive is pleased to offer an amazing piece of automotive history, a 1929 Model A Sedan – Murray from our flagship Pittsburgh Showroom. A purists dream, it is believed to possess its original engine and drivetrain, and original sheet metal, paint and trim. It starts and runs beautifully with a new battery and carburetor. Brown cloth seats are quite comfortable and even the pull down window shades are present. Beautifully preserved, patinated, driveable, and complete, this 1929 Ford Model A 4-door Sedan – Murray is an exciting find. Please be sure to see the detailed photos at www.maxmotive.com.