Wait- it's not black? "Any color so long as it is black" was actually ascribed to the Model T, but only after 1915 as production ramped up and black paint dried faster. The T ended production in 1927 leading up to the Model A in 1928, built through 1931. Ford built about 5 million Model A's- all around the world, and in many colors. The A is really the 1st modern mass produced car- with controls that at least look similar to today. Starting it is not similar. 1- Main fuel valve open. 2- Transmission in nuetral. 3- Parking brake set. 4- Spark advance set. 5- Throttle position set. 6- Turn key to on. 7- Open fuel adjust valve 3/4 turn. 8- Pull out choke. 9- Push starter pedal. 10- Push choke in. Wow. There are also Horseless Carriage attributes- and you can certainly see the heritage. See that trunk in the back...yep, that's where your "trunk" came from. Mechanically, your lawn mower is far more advanced. That's a good thing for cars approaching 100 year old as it is very simple and easy to work on, with just about every part available from classic car suppliers. This one went through a pretty thorough restoration from the previous owner. It's fun to have a really important part of automotive history, juxtaposed next to something like the i8 in the barn.
- 40 HP
- 3.3 Liter In-Line 4
- Curb Weight 2,265 lbs
- Top Speed of 60 or so MPH
The best American car ever made: