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Old 02-18-2024, 09:26 AM   #1
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Default Favorite "A" Body Style

What is your favorite Model "A" body style?
35A Standard Phaeton 1928-29
35B Standard Phaeton 1930-31
40A Standard Roadster 1928-29
40B Standard Roadster 1930-31
40B Deluxe Roadster 1930-31
45A Standard Coupe 1928-29
45B Standard Coupe 1930-31
45B Deluxe Coupe 1930-31
49A Special Coupe 1928-29
50A Sport Coupe 1928-29
50B Sport Coupe 1930-31
54A Business Coupe 1928-29
55A Tudor Sedan 1928-29
55B Tudor Sedan 1930-31
60A Fordor Leather Back, Briggs 1928-29
60B Fordor Leather Back, Briggs 1929
60C Fordor Steel Back, Briggs 1929
68A Cabriolet 1929
68B Cabriolet 1930-31
68C Cabriolet (Slant Windshield) 1931
135A Taxi Cab 1928-29
140A Town Car 1929
140B Town Car 1930
150A Station Wagon 1928-29
150B Station Wagon 1930-31
155A Town Sedan, Murray 1929
155B Town Sedan, Briggs 1929
155C Town Sedan, Murray 1930-31
155D Town Sedan, Briggs 1930-31
160A Standard Fordor 1931
160B Town Sedan 1931
160C Deluxe Fordor 1931
165A Standard Fordor, Murray 1929
165B Standard Fordor, Briggs 1929
165C Standard Fordor, Murray 1930-31
165D Standard Fordor, Briggs 1930-31
170A Standard Fordor, 2-Window 1929
170B Deluxe Fordor, Briggs 1930-31
180A Deluxe Phaeton 1930-31
190A Victoria Coupe 1931
400A Convertible Sedan 1931

To the web master: Can this post be made into a poll including all of the body style labels?


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Old 02-18-2024, 09:38 AM   #2
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Closed cab pickup.
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A400 and 180A Deluxe Phaeton!
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Tastes change over time and especially as you get older. My favorite car as a teen was the deluxe roadster. Now, at 79, I like the Fordor town car. I think my car is a 170B.
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I tried to make my post a poll, but the all of the body style numbers did not show. My favorites are the 45B Deluxe Coupe and the 190A Victoria Coupe.
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Canadian, Sport Roadster. Built for a short time starting August 1929. Although still classed as a 40-A, the following features differ from the Standard Roadster;

> Folding windshield with Nickel plated brass stanchions.

> Dust hood (top boot).

> Driver's side mounted spare wheel and tire.

> Trunk rack.

> Full length rear bumper bars.

> Rumble seat.

> Special paint colors, Mount Vernon Green, Nankeen Brown and Henna Red. Mouldings and Rear Deck were Black, with a double stripe of Cameo Cream.
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Old 02-18-2024, 10:39 AM   #7
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Hello, can I pick two? 40 B Deluxe Roadster, have a 31 , and 1931 slant windshield sedan. If I should get another Model A that’s what it would be.
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Steel back Victoria.No puffy tops.Slant windshield sedan,30-31 standard phaeton.
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Everyone loves the sportiness of a roadster, but as for touring, there's no beating a Fordor.
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68B Cabriolet- Sporty!
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55A 29 Tudor. It's what I have, and it's what I like.
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Everyone loves the sportiness of a roadster, but as for touring, there's no beating a Fordor.
Ageed, I love the Sport Roadster to look at as I mentioned above. My car of choice to actually drive is my 1930, 165-C Standard Sedan.
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190A Have one and love it!
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My Margarethe is a 160A, trying hard to be a 160C. So either of those...
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1. 68c
2. 160’s
3. A400- great looking …with the top up!
4. 190–steel top
5.180 but anyway problematic car

Regretfully those are all full of wood!
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31 Victoria
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Old 02-18-2024, 12:23 PM   #20
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Three 1931 Fords I'd like to own.. Sweet Dreams

- '31 Deluxe Roadster WITHOUT side mounts.

- E'31 Straight Windshield Blind Back, only 740 made, seen 2

- L'31 Deluxe Tudor....
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1929, 49A Special Coupe.

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Old 02-18-2024, 12:33 PM   #22
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1929 Phaeton
1930-1931 Roadster in ALL BLACK
1929 Panel Truck and Sedan Delivery
1928-1929 Sport Coupe

All cars must have black wheels and black tires!!!!
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Anything assembled in 1927.
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55B 30-31 Tudor, Best overall touring A
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Here is my all time favorite. Not on your list, Bob.
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54A business coupe with oval windows.
49A special coupe,
then speedsters and other special bodied cars, as well as...........................any A really
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68c & 180a
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Had a station wagon, and had a 30 CCPU. And while I would dearly love to have an open car, for me the most overall practical (and hence what I have) is the Town Sedan - of any flavor.
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190A - Steelback
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180A Deluxe Phaeton 1930-31
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1931 Tudor 55B & 1930 Sport Coupe 50B
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What is your favorite Model "A" body style?
To the web master: Can this post be made into a poll including all of the body style labels?


It wouldn't matter because my two favorite (-OK, three favorite) bodystyles for the Model-A that I would want for my collection are not listed anyway...

First, would be a toss-up between my choice of the Edsel Phaeton or the Drauz Cabriolet, ...and I definitely would love to own the late Ron Rude's Kentucky-bodied 1927 Ford Model-A delivery too.

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45 b
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Old 02-19-2024, 12:57 PM   #34
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1. 68c
2. 160’s
3. A400- great looking …with the top up!
4. 190–steel top
5.180 but anyway problematic car

Regretfully those are all full of wood!
My 165-C is mostly wood and that's what I like about it. Too bad it isn't visible!

A sign in a wooden boat builders shop read; "If God wanted fiberglass boats, he would have made fiberglass trees".

I don't know of any reference to wood and steel cars, so, assume both are good!
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68B Cabriolet 1930-31
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30-31 Coupe
28-29 Coupe
My dad liked the Victoria - I must admit I'd like to own a 31 slant window leatherback.
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For you who said Victoria. 31 Steelback
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140B


I believe there is only one left and in pieces.............
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Ron,

140B Two complete, restored, an additional one being restored other than the 'dream' from NY.

One restored is for sale. Any luck lately with Lottery ?
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My '28 roadster p/u longbed. Added 2' to the bed and chassis & included a '46-'48 V8 Columbia. A usable size bed w/ a removable trunk in it to lock things up.
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It wouldn't matter because my two favorite (-OK, three favorite) bodystyles for the Model-A that I would want for my collection are not listed anyway...

First, would be a toss-up between my choice of the Edsel Phaeton or the Drauz Cabriolet, ...and I definitely would love to own the late Ron Rude's Kentucky-bodied 1927 Ford Model-A delivery too.


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I'm with Brent: +1 for the 1931 Drauz bodied Model A; sporty, elegant and chic:




OK.....I'm just a little biased (nice photos Brent )

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that car looks "fat"


guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
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140B Two complete, restored, an additional one being restored other than the 'dream' from NY.


had no idea...........where may they be seen?
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Yes it is.I think 400 A's are ugly.(and I owned one) Same with the 180A phaeton,and town cars.Personal view only.I don't care for the 28-29 cars much,but love the special coupe.And,I do own a nice 28 phaeton.
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Somewhat agree on a400. Just the uniqueness of them.
Until this moment…..I’ve never heard anyone say a 180a is ugly. Problematic, yes!!
That’s why baskin-Robbin’s makes 32 flavors!!
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They've always looked kind of squat to me.A few years ago somebody offered to trade one for a 35 3 window coupe I had.I almost drove out to N.Y. to look at it,then thought,why do I want a car I don't really like the looks of?I only bought the 400A for the value,and I wanted a phaeton to keep so the value of that one was unimportant.Now I don't like my 28 phaeton and want to get rid of that one.If everybody liked the same thing there would not have been a need for more than one style car.
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I always like the Deluxe Pickups (The GE refrigerator pickup trucks). I never had the chance to buy one. Now I really feel like I am too old to take on any more projects.
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Thanks all for sharing the Model A's that you like. For newbies on the Barn, I suggest that the Tudors, Fordors & Station Wagons are the most ideal Model A's for year-round family touring.
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140B Two complete, restored, an additional one being restored other than the 'dream' from NY.

One restored is for sale. Any luck lately with Lottery ?
The Harrah’s collection had a Town Car, I don’t remember the year, back when I visited it in the late ‘60s. Much of that collection got auctioned off in the 1980’s after Bill Harrah died. Some of the original collection remains in the National Auto Museum in Reno - but not the Town Car, according to their inventory. Does anyone know what happened to that car?
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68A and 40A
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What about AA's? They are model A's too! Times two!
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55A Iv'e owned 66 years. 190a March '31.
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55A Iv'e owned 66 years. 190a March '31.
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Ya know, back in the day they all were probably a good value if a person was shopping for a new vehicle. I guess I am surprised they sold almost 5MM of them given The Depression after the crash in October of 1929.

I wonder how much of a chance Henry Ford thought he was taking rolling out a new V-8 in 1932.
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I have 1 of my favorites, 1928 Fordor Leatherback. The other one that I really like is the 28-29 Phaeton. I've always been partial to the early A's vs the 30-31's.
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“wonder how much of a chance Henry Ford thought he was taking rolling out a new V-8 in 1932”

It was my understanding it was a defense approach. Chevrolet’s six was hitting Ford hard.
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correct on the 31 chevy- outsold ford by far!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Henry couldnt wait around......
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Old 03-01-2024, 11:27 AM   #59
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85A panel delivery & 89A express trucks
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