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Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale June 2nd – 4th, 2017 at Russo and Steele’s 5th Annual Newport Beach, California Auction. Please contact us for more information. The introduction of the Ford Model A in late 1927 represents one of the most significant business turnarounds of the 20th Century. While many believed by late 1924 that Henry Ford’s manufacturing genius had seen better days, Edsel Ford, Henry’s visionary son and President of the Ford Motor Company, successfully lobbied for development of a new car to replace the venerable Model T. When it finally debuted in 1927, Ford Motor Company’s long-awaited and all-new Model A was more complex, yet simpler to operate than the beloved old Tin Lizzie. A new four-cylinder engine produced twice the power output, while the exterior featured a number of modern and upscale Lincoln design cues, inspired by Edsel Ford. Other advances included welded steel wire wheels, Houdaille-type double-acting shock absorbers, and more. Departing even further from the basic Model T concept, the Model A was also available in a choice of several colors. Priced from just 460, the Model A was initially available in nine body types and as before with the Model T, they provided buyers with immense value. As expected, the debut of the new Model A was highly anticipated event, featuring personal comments by Henry Ford in a flurry of pre-launch advertisements and media interviews. Early customers included eventual U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, as well as several noted Hollywood stars who posed for photos with their new Model A’s, enthused by the fresh styling and sprightly performance. Indeed, with the Model A, Ford had perfected the art of effective product placement in one of the most successful new product launches in all of automotive history. Retaining all Ford steel, this 1929 Ford Model A Tudor Sedan benefits handsomely from a comprehensive frame-off restoration resulting in the vehicle capturing a number of Model A Club trophies. Among its many highlights, it features restored brightwork, a new interior, new glass, a professionally rebuilt power team including the 40-horsepower inline 4-cylinder engine, transmission, and rear end, plus new brakes and a new 6-volt battery. Riding on a new set of 21-inch spoked wheels mounting new inner tubes and new Firestone whitewall tires, this 1929 Model A Tudor Sedan is a wonderful example of the salvation of Ford Motor Company during the late 1920s.