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Engine
Inline 4
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Transmission
Manual
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VIN
416955

Description

40 HP, 200.5 cid, L-Head In-Line 4-Cylinder Engine, 3-Speed Transmission Engine No. A416955 After the long run of the Model T, Henry Ford was a bit reluctant to bring out another car, but when his Model A hit the showroom floors in late 1927, it appeared that he had scored a winner. Ford realized that despite his company's vast resources and facilities, that it might be more expedient and ...

40 HP, 200.5 cid, L-Head In-Line 4-Cylinder Engine, 3-Speed Transmission Engine No. A416955 After the long run of the Model T, Henry Ford was a bit reluctant to bring out another car, but when his Model A hit the showroom floors in late 1927, it appeared that he had scored a winner. Ford realized that despite his company's vast resources and facilities, that it might be more expedient and economical to field some components of the Model A to outside firms. It was decided that the Briggs Body Company would build the bodies for the new Fordor sedan. Distinctive because of their fabric covered tops and blind quarter panels, according to one source a total of 82,349 Model A's carried this body in its initial model year. This example appears to have been given a fairly complete restoration a number of years and ago and has been a part of the museum for at least 20 years. The body in a shade similar to Manila Brown the fenders are complimented in a deeper brown while the wire wheels are done in a color similar to English Coach Vermillion. Fitted with dual side-mount spare tires and the Quail hood ornament, it looks like it would take just a little effort to make this grand old car ready to hit the road. In recent months there has been a renewed interest in these cars and it is examples like this Briggs sedan this that let people see why they were so popular when new.

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