The small but stylish Ford Model A was probably one of the most famous and reliable cars of all time. It looked great, the size was perfect, and it was affordable for the average American.
Even though the Model A only had 4 production years that started from 1927 and finally ended in 1932, in that short span of time almost 5 million Model A’s were sold. What makes it greater is that during that short time several body types were built that includes two- & four-door sedans, coupes, phaetons, roadster, and cabriolets that were also came in standard or deluxe edition. Then there are the truck version that also had a variety of body types.
1931 Ford Model AA fire truck
The Model AA was the truck counterpart of the Model A. The Ford Model AA are commercial trucks that came in all sorts of variety that was inspired by the Model A, and all Model AA had the Model A four-cylinder engine. Although not all of the Ford Model AA were produced inside Ford’s production line, some were made by outside manufacturers with Fords permission. This is probably why they came in a number of variety that are just amazing.
Both of the Model As and Model AA’s share the four-cylinder flathead Ford engine that has a displacement of 200.5 cubic inches and produces 40 horsepower with 2,200 RPM. The engine was great for the small Model A but it was not enough for the large and heavy loader Model AA. Most of the Model AA were used to carry heavy loads such as a dump truck, garbage truck, and other heavy loading versions which meant that the engine was insufficient to do the job. This was addressed by installing a high gear ratio in the hardy differentials which although very slow was able to carry the needed loads.
1931 Ford Model AA mail truck
1931 Ford Model AA tow truck
Model AA flatbed
Elliot Museum located at Hutchinson Island in Stuart, Florida holds a wide collection of Ford Model AA trucks. Aside from the Model AA trucks we’ve shown, Elliot Museum has a total of 46 different Model A cars that make up most of the museum’s historic collection which is probably one of the most valuable Ford Model A collection in the country. Model AA also come as a dump truck, funeral coach, meat packer’s truck, deluxe delivery truck, Bell Telephone truck, milk truck, and a yellow school bus are just some of Elliot Museum’s collection of Model AAs.