Ford’s Original Model A Car Collection

Play Audio Clip Listen to audio clip. Ford shows off an ‘old school’ version of the Model A made before gas pedals, there was no door mirror, very tall front seat, the shift lever…

Ford's Original Model A Car Collection

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Ford shows off an ‘old school’ version of the Model A made before gas pedals, there was no door mirror, very tall front seat, the shift lever was up top instead of below, the steering wheel was pushed up on the steering column in a parallel line, and the roof line meant you couldn’t get air conditioning even though it was a world-renowned car made in the 1960s.

Ford took old, dirt road maps from the 1920s and ’30s, reconfigured them to fit new designs, added new software to confirm the changes the maps accurately displayed, and, on April 29th, 1955, they published the first brochure for the ‘muscle’ of the Model A.

After a 20-year run, Ford stopped production of the Model A and sold the last 2,300 to ‘a West Coast adventure’ from California to Alaska. The Model A was awarded the Motor Trend Car of the Year award in 1958 and is still celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018.

Today, 50,580 Model A cars are driven each day, according to Ford.

James Bond used one during his First SPECTRE car chase scene with the Aston Martin, and they appear in the new movie, SPECTRE.

Ford was unable to reach Ford Motor Company to re-create the original builds or discuss the new Model A builds.

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