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TV’s Allen Funt once owned Ford Model A now in Danville

How can anyone not like this issue’s car? It’s a 1929 Model A Ford Roadster that has been restored and is period correct. This was Henry Ford’s second big automotive success. The first, of course, was the Model T Ford of which more than 15 million were built and sold between 1908 and 1927 with very few changes. It was the car that put Americans on the road.

The Model A Ford was a much more refined car. It had a standard three-speed, floor-mounted transmission with the clutch, brake and accelerator pedals arranged like most competitors and as they are still today. Different colors such as green, blue, brown and maroon were available, as compared to the Model T, for which the only color available was black. The first Model A was built in October 1927 but introduced in December that year as a 1928 model. It had a

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