Saturday 26th November 1927
The Ford Motor Company announced the introduction of the Model A, the first new Ford to enter the market since the Model T was introduced in 1908. Prices ranged from $385 for a roadster to $1,400 for a top-of-the-line Town Car. The water-cooled, L-head, 3.3-litre, 4-cylinder engine provided 40 bhp, giving the car a top speed of around 65 mph. Transmission was a conventional 3-speed, sliding-gear, manual, unsynchronised unit with a single-speed reverse.