Above is a 1929 Ford Model A, but the story of the Model A begins on this day in 1893 when Henry Ford and his wife, Clara, had their only child, Edsel Ford.
Edsel grew up to follow in his father’s footsteps, eventually taking over as the president of the Ford Motor Company in 1919 — a position he held until his death in 1945.
After the popularity of the Model T began to wane near the end of its extremely successful 18-year production run, the company decided to produce a new model. Henry Ford turned over the body design to Edsel, who maintained an interest throughout his life in the flashy styling that could be applied to automobiles.
Edsel took the idea and ran with it, elaborating on and enhancing the look of the former Model T. What resulted was the beautiful Model A seen above, which became the Ford company’s second rousing success.
The Model A sold nearly five million units in its five-year production run from 1927 to 1931.
This version is a 1929 Model A Deluxe Roadster. It is a convertible with the rumble seat in the back.
This bad boy has been completely overhauled with a new factory rebuilt engine. It is currently listed at $36,500. Is that too much or right in your wheelhouse for this beauty?
Also, check out this sweet story about a 1929 Model A that was bought for $35 and once stolen, but is still a member of one family: