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Model A Era Advertisements

Ford had advertisements of The New Ford published in many magazines and newspapers. Most if not all of the ads used drawings instead of photographs, therefore some of the cars pictured varied slightly from actual production vehicles. Still, the ads are a history of the development of the Model A, noting changes from year to year, and giving us some insight on how Ford marketed the cars to various audiences.

Many third-party manufacturers made parts and accessories for the Model A Ford during and after the 1928-1931 production. Some of those are pictured on this page. [Image]

Many of our members collect Era Advertisements.
A few of them have been kind enough to scan their ads and submit them to the web site for your enjoyment.

To view any of the magazine ads, click on the Ad Title

 

Ad Title Subject Magazine Pubication Date
Even in the Little Things ... Gray Tudor Ladies Home Journal December 1928
Consider the Unseen Value Tan Tudor Literary Digest October 12, 1929
The New Ford is an Economical Car Green Tudor Literary Digest March 7, 1931

 

From the collection of Alan DalMaso,
Redwood City, California

Ad Title Subject Magazine Title Publication Date
First Pictures of the New Ford Car New Body Styles

Boston Evening Tribune December 1, 1927

Official Pictures of the New Ford Car New Body Styles

Boston Evening Tribune December 1, 1927

Built to Endure


Sport Coupe


Hearst's International-
Cosmopolitan
June 1928


Built to Endure Left Page - Tan Phaeton Literary Digest June 30, 1928
Built to Endure Right Page - Green Sport Coupe Literary Digest June 30, 1928
Built to Endure Double Page Literary Digest June 30, 1928
Get Behind the Wheel Left Page - Blue Coupe Literary Digest July 28, 1928
Get Behind the Wheel Right Page - Tan Phaeton Literary Digest July 28, 1928
Get Behind the Wheel Double Page Literary Digest July 28, 1928
The Modern Automobile Left Page - Green Roadster Literary Digest August 25, 1928
The Modern Automobile

Right Side - Brown Sport Coupe Literary Digest August 25, 1928
The Modern Automobile Double Page Literary Digest August 25, 1928
Something Quite Remarkable Left Page - Green Fordor Leatherback Literary Digest October 20, 1928
Something Quite Remarkable Right Page - Blue Tudor Literary Digest October 20, 1928
Something Quite Remarkable Double Page Literary Digest October 20, 1928
Six Brake System Left Page - Blue Tudor Literary Digest November 17, 1928
Six Brake System Right Page - Blue Roadster Literary Digest November 17, 1928
Six Brake System Double Page Literary Digest November 17, 1928
The Woman Motorist Green Sport Coupe Farmers Wife July 1929
Consider the Unseen Values Blue Phaeton Country Gentleman October 1929

Look Beneath the Hood Left Page - Tan Tudor Saturday Evening Post September 1, 1928

Look Beneath the Hood Right Page - Blue Roadster Saturday Evening Post September 1, 1928

Simple and Effective
Lubrication System
Left Page - Tan and Blue Sport Coupes Saturday Evening Post October 27, 1928

Simple and Effective
Lubrication System
Right Page - Green Fordor, Tan Tudor Saturday Evening Post October 27, 1928

Features of the Ford Car Tan Phaeton unknown unknown
Safety of the Ford Car Tan Phaeton unknown unknown
Lubrication System Green Phaeton unknown unknown

From the collection of Patti Jones, Surprise, AZ
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Ad Title Subject Magazine Title Publication Date
1930 3-Window Fordor Brown Fordor Literary Digest October 18, 1930
1930 Sport Coupe Brown Sport Coupe Saturday Evening Post August 9, 1930
1930 Tudor Sedan - 55-B Brown Tudor Literary Digest March 8, 1930
1930 Deluxe Coupe - 45-B Maroon Deluxe Coupe unknown unknown
1930 Cabriolet - 68-B Bronson Yellow Cabriolet unknown unknown
1930 Phaeton - 35-B Stone Gray Phaeton Country Gentleman June 1930
1930 AA Flatbed Truck Mile after Mile of Low Cost Hauling unknown unknown
1930 AA Hydraulic Dump Truck Good Hauling Value (B&W) unknown unknown
1931 Deluxe Roadster Dark Blue Deluxe Roadster Life May 1, 1931
1931 Deluxe Fordor - 155-C Chauffeur opening left-rear door Ladies' Home Journal January 1931
1931 Victoria Chauffeur in car picking up passengers unknown unknown
1931 Standard Fordor - 160-A Longer, Wider, More Luxurious Life June 26, 1931
1931 Town Sedan -155-D (Briggs) Maroon SW Town Sedan in Snow Saturday Evening Post December 27, 1930
AA Trucks in Construction "Put the Ford Truck on your Payroll" Saturday Evening Post December 27, 1930
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