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Rail, auto, and aviation innovations at The Henry Ford history museum

Tech of the past: Model A Touring

By 1927, innovations in automobile technology forced Ford to face the truth: The Model T was obsolete. Beginning in 1928, Ford released the new Model A. The Model A touring car from 1930 pictured here cost $645 (5.5 months average salary) and had 40 horsepower. Henry Ford and his son Edsel designed this car, borrowing looks from more expensive cars like the Lincoln.

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