USA 1927-1932: Ford Model A sells 4.8 million units in 4 years!
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While looking for pictures online today I came across production figures for the Ford Model A, the successor to the Model T. And they are phenomenal, to a point where it is safe to say that the Ford Model A should be the best-selling model in the USA and potentially the world over the period. The Model A started production in October 1927 and stopped in March 1932, that's 53 months of life, a very short time indeed.
In that timeframe, a staggering 4,849,340 units were produced, that around 1 million per year on average. However after hitting its first million on 4 February 1929, it only needed 170 days to get to 2 millions (on 24 July 1929) and 230 days to hit 3 millions (in March 1930)! At this rate, the Model A's production figure for 1929, the year the Great Depression started, should be around 1.9 million which would come very close to the Ford Model T's best years (2 million produced in 1923 and 1.9 million produced in 1924 and 1925).
Something to keep in mind though is that at the time, each brand only had one model with a lot of different body styles. For example, in 1930 the Model A had 9 body style available. Prices for the Model A ranged from US$385 for a roadster to $1400 for the top-of-the-line Town Car. A rear view mirror was optional...
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See the original Ford Model A article below, as well as numerous vintage elements.