Model “A” & Model “T” Fords

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You start with a Model “T” …

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Model T

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Strip it down and have some fun with it…

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However, you’re getting older, and it’s time for a change.  Your Model “T” has barely 20 horsepower, a top speed of 45 mph, but it cost only $260.  You want a car with 40 horsepower, a top speed of 65 mph, and so what if it costs $385 this is 1928 and the economy is booming.  

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The Model “A” Ford is right for you.

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Here’s the chassis coming down the line…

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Then they put in the engine…

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Add a steering wheel and instruments 

Model A Ford

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Almost done…

Model A

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And there you (and two million other people) have it.  A new 1928 Model “A” Ford automobile.   (And you don’t have to crank it.)

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John Dillinger also had a Model “A” Ford

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In 2010, Dillinger’s 1930 Model “A” sold for $165,000

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John Dillinger never really owned the Model “A” pictured above.  It was stolen (borrowed, he asked if he could use it) to make his escape from the Little Bohemia shootout on April 23, 1934.  

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Earl Butler and Baby Face Nelson were also at Little Bohemia, but made other travel arrangements.

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1933 Buick

During the Brainerd Bank robbery Oct. 23, 1933, described in the novel Midnight Run 1932, Earl Butler, Baby Face Nelson and others (Dillinger not present) used a 1933 Buick 8 cylinder 7-passenger sedan (like the one above) to make their escape. 

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