1928 Ford Model A Roadster
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The Model A, introduced in 1928, was the
successor to the wildly successful Model T. A far more sophisticated
automobile, the Model comprised 6800 different parts as opposed to the
under 5000 for the last Model T. It also put out double the hp--40
hp as opposed to only 20 hp for the Model T.
While the Model A was well-received, it did not allow Ford to reclaim the sales lead it lost to Chevrolet in 1927. For 1928, Ford sold 633,594 cars, while Chevrolet, much vaunted as a reliable automobile and great value, sold an impressive 1,193,212 cars.
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