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On May 26, 1927 Ford announced that it would replace the Model T and by December 2, 1927 the Ford Model A was introduced.

The Model A was a much more complex American Automobile when compared to the Model T. The Model T had about 5,000 components while the Model A had 6,800 different parts.

There were however, some similarities between the Model T and Model A. Both automobiles had a four cylinder engine and semi-elliptic front and rear springs. Beyond that the Model A was a superior product and customers recognized the passing of the Model T as the end of an era.

1928 Ford Roadster
1928 Ford Model A Roadster

The new styling of the 1928 Model A Ford included a high belt line and crown fenders similar to the Lincoln automobiles. In addition the body work of each model had contrasting body colors and pin striping. The 28 Ford had a new radiator shell and curved crossbar for the headlights. A new type of safety glass was installed on all windows of the Ford Model A.

1928 Ford Phaeton
1928 Ford Phaeton

Total production for the 1928 Ford was 833,514. The number was up over 200,000 automobiles from 1927 due to the retooling for the Model A. Body type and seating for the 1928 Ford included the following - 2 door 2/4 passenger Roadster, 4 door 5 passenger Phaeton, 2 door 2 passenger Business Coupe, 2 door 2/4 passenger Coupe, 2 door 2 passenger Business Roadster, 2 door 5 passenger Tudor and a 4 door 5 passenger Fourdor.

1928 Ford Coupe
1928 Ford Coupe

Selling price of the 1928 Ford was up when compared to the last year of the Model T. The Roadster was priced at $480.00, Phaeton $460.00, Business Coupe $550.00, Coupe $550.00, Business Roadster $480.00, Tudor $550.00 and Fordor $585.00.

1928 Ford Tudor Sedan
1928 Ford Tudor Sedan

The first Model A engine was completed on October 20, 1927. It was an inline L-head four cylinder engine with a displacement of 200.5 cubic inches rated at 40 horsepower. The Bore was 3 7/8 inch and stroke was 4 1/2 inch. This engine used a either a Zenith or Holly carburetor.

1928 Ford Fordor Sedan
1928 Ford Fordor Sedan

Additional features included a sliding gear three speed transmission, disc clutch, shaft drive3/4 inch floating rear axle, 103 1/2 inch wheel base and 4 1/2 inch x 21 inch wheels. Options included minor items like external sun shade, radiator ornament, radiator stone guard, rear view mirror, rear luggage rack and spare tire lock. The 1929 Ford Model A cars and trucks followed the 1928 Fords.

1928 Ford Panel Delivery Truck
1928 Ford Panel Delivery Truck

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