Images by Bruce Caldwell and Jerry Heasley.
The Model T Ford overstayed its welcome at dealerships, so the 1928 introduction of the Model A Ford was highly anticipated. The Model A was produced for four years in two variations – the 1928-29 and the 1930-31. For our purposes, we’ll lump the years together, but if you want to be a stickler, the most iconic of the four years is the 1929.
The 1928 and 1929 are essentially identical, but the 1929 models were produced in greater quantities. The 1928/1929 design is distinguished by a pinched cowl, whereas the 1930/1931 is less tapered. The 1931 Model A was a progression to the famous 1932 Ford. Using a 1932 Ford chassis is a very popular way to build a Model A. When a 1930/1931 A is used with a Deuce grille shell, it becomes tougher to tell an A from a Deuce.
One of the most iconic Model A combinations is known as an “A V-8.” That term refers to the early hot rod trick of mounting a lighter A body on a 1932 chassis and including its desirable flathead V-8 engine. The Model A roadster and roadster pickup are the most popular body styles, but the coupe and Tudor sedan are also street rod favorites.
Street Rod Icons
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Street Rod Icons - Model A Fords
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Street Rod Icons - 1939-1940 Ford Coupes
Street Rod Icons - 1933-1934 Fords
Street Rod Icons - 1933-1935 Chevys
Street Rod Icons - 1932 Ford Coupes