1929 Ford Model A Roadster

Summary

Falling sales and pleas from his staff finally convinced Henry Ford to retire the Model T in 1927. Workers and factories sat idle for six months while Ford retooled for the replacement car. The new Model A was more mechanically advanced and stylish than its predecessor. It was a hit too, with nearly five million sold over four model years.

Falling sales and pleas from his staff finally convinced Henry Ford to retire the Model T in 1927. Workers and factories sat idle for six months while Ford retooled for the replacement car. The new Model A was more mechanically advanced and stylish than its predecessor. It was a hit too, with nearly five million sold over four model years.

Artifact

Automobile

Date Made

1929

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Object ID

82.85.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of John and Helen Morse.

Material

Steel (Alloy)
Metal
Rubber (Material)
Imitation leather
Nickel (Metal)

Color

Green
Black (Color)
Cream (Color)
Brown

Dimensions

Weight: 3.875 lbs

Horsepower: 4.25 hp  (3.17 kW)

Length: 13.268 in  (Stroke)

Diameter: 40 in  (Bore)

Height: 68 in

Length: 103.5 in

Width: 155.5 in

Wheelbase: 2050 in

Specifications

Make & Model: 1929 Ford Model A Roadster

Maker: Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan

Engine: Inline-4, L-head valves, 201 cubic inches

Transmission: 3-speed manual

Height: 69 inches

Wheelbase: 103.5 inches

Width: 68 inches

Overall length: 155.5 inches

Weight: 2050 pounds

Horsepower: 40 at 2200 revolutions per minute

Price: $450

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