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.