This was the first and last time I saw my neighbor Bill drive his 1928 Ford Model A Coupe. He was taking it for a farewell spin, honking its ooga ooga horn. The coupe has been sitting in his garage for more than two years, and now he’s sold it. It was no longer a thrill for the youngest grandkids — now young teenagers — to putt around the town. In a decade, they’ll miss the old car.
The first day the ad ran, a man from Bonner Springs bought the car. The new owner restores Model As and corvettes, and Bill predicts that after the new owner shines and improves this Model A, it’ll bring an even more handsome price than he had to pay. The cheapest Model As rolled off the assembly line for $385. Now these antiques command many tens of thousands of dollars.
Ford produced about 4.85 million Model As from 1927 to 1931 in dozens of body styles, including coupes, sedans, pick ups, panel trucks, station wagons, mail wagons, town cars and roadsters.