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Category Archives: Ford Model A # 189

EARLY Ford Model A cars are always interesting

To help you finding more information about the very early pre serie cars that arrived to Scandinavia please look under the tag A189 –

 

Here is a rear lamp that is correct for the very EARLY MODEL A

 

More very interesting information can also be found at :

http://www.forda1927.dk/ford-a-1927—ve-1928.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ford Model A 189

For(d) more information please click at the categories above. There are lot of more to read under each section. At the front page ju find the latest posts at Netclassics.                               Feel free to send us pictures and stories about your car or boat. We are also interested to buy a  Ford Model T or Model A so please mail us at info(at)netclassics.com if you have a fair deal to offer us. The car is aimed for our Museum at Gotland.

För  mer information, klicka på ovanstående kategorier. Det finns massor av mer att läsa i varje avsnitt. På förstasidan kan ni hitta de senaste inläggen på Netclassics. Vi är mycket intresserade av de tidigt tillverkade A-Fordarna med 3 eller 4-siffriga chassinummer/motornummer så vet ni om någon sådan A-Ford hör av er till info(at)netclassics.com (at)=@ . Den Norska A-Fordklubben med Chris i spetsen söker också information om de tidiga A-Fordarna.      
Välkommen att skicka oss bilder och berättelser om din bil eller båt. Vi är även intresserade av att köpa en Ford Model T eller modell A så maila oss på info(at)netclassics.com  (at)=@ om ni har något förslag till oss. Bilen är tänkt för vårt Museum vi nu bygger upp på Gotland

 

…………………………………………………..A189 Restored……………………………………..

A189 in USA

A189 Ford Model A in USA

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This car is one the Model A´s that has been in my focus since I first saw it in Västerås in Sweden many years ago.
Herbert Moitzi was the owner and I did follow his restoration of the car rather closely. It was found at an auction with a 1930 engine mounted in the car.
The original motor was to be seen beside the car. The 189 engine was then sent for restoration and the 1930 engine was replaced.
As the body came off, the chassis number was very clear and easy to read. The engine number and frame number was the same, A189.
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I had lots of contacts with Doc Kalinka and Fred Gooding to find out how it was possible that a early series car had found its way to Sweden late 1927.
First date of registration in Sweden was early in Mars 1928 ! Calculate backwards and with minimum of 30 days of transport over the ocean + all handling give us the fact that the car must have been sent from the US already late 1927. That is even earlier than most dealers in the US. Most dealers did not even have a car for display !
I know when the first load of Model A´s did arrive to Denmark for distribution to Sweden- Norway and Finland. That info can be found under the Model A section here at Netclassics Model A site.
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On the same boat were Model A´s with 4 digit engine numbers ! We have to look more into that and study the Danish newspaper ads with articles from the first Model A arrival in Denmark that you also can find at Netclassics site.
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One part on the very early Model A´s that is special (among others) is the rear light…. look at the pictures of one extremely rare rear lamp that the very first Model A series supposed to have….I still have the light lying at my desk here in Sweden….Notice the special Ford Logo on top !

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The wiper that was at the windshield frame of the A189 !!!!
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…………………………………………..Original radiator A189 still in Sweden………………………………
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This radiator was on the A189 and was replaced during the restoration of the car here in Sweden
I still have the original one sawed among my other parts. It is marked with A 189 so I will not mix it up with other Model A parts
I also have some of the original body wood pices from this car. Nice to display at my small museum at Gotland / Sweden
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A189 unrestored

A189 unrestored

 

A189 in Sweden

A189 in Sweden

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http://netclassics.com/early-ford-model-a/ Some more material about the Early Model A´s

Ford Model A – Number 189

The oldest known existing model A in the world is A 189 A189 , one of the 200 very first prototype cars from 1927. This is a presentation of a 1928 Ford Model A Roadster, the earliest known Model A Ford.

The serial number is 189, and that number was found on both the engine and theframe. Number 189 was assembled in November 1927.
In January or February of 1928, this car was exported to Sweden and has been here since March 1928.

The car is in good running condition. We don`t think that any other of the first 200 Model A Fords were sold to customers, as they were not supposed to be sold on the open market.
The demand for the new Ford car was very high during 1928, and as late as June, most of the Ford dealers still didn’t have a single Model A in their showrooms.

It is extremely interesting that this early car managed to get sent overseas. What made it possible for a Swedish buyer to get a New Ford Car as early as in February, 1928? So far, we don`t know. Do you have any spare parts that fit early A’s? For example. we need the rear taillight with the Ford logo stamped on it to restore this car to its 1927 appearance. If you have any information, please let us know.