About this 1930 Model A Ford
The Model A displayed in this storefront window is representative of the delivery vehicles that would have been scurrying around Downtown St. Louis delivering food and goods from the neighboring countryside during the 1920s and 1930s when this building was originally constructed.
This Model A is a 1930 Open Cab Pickup. Model A production ran from 1928 (the Model T had just been discontinued the year before in 1927) through 1931. The 1930 and 1931 production models varied from their 1928 and 1929 predecessors with different front ends, grills, and cowl panels. In addition 1930 and 1931 production models offered stainless steel radiator cowling and headlamps, as seen in the truck before you.
This particular Model A was lovingly restored and shown in car shows by a Mr. Clark from Linn, MO prior to being obtained for this display. The trunk next to the vehicle showcases many of the awards and trophies awarded to this vehicle and Mr. Clark.
Other interesting facts about the Model A:
- prices ranged from $385 to around $1400.
- 4,858,644 Model As were produced.
- production peaked at 9,200 car per day in June 1930.
- was the first vehicle to feature safety glass in the windshield.
- top speed was around 65 miles per hour.
- It inspired a popular 1928 song...
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