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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.

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

 

Cover of The Motor Sept 8 1931


Submitted by Garth Moore,
New Zealand

Photo

The Motor was an English automobile magazine. On this cover from September 1931 is a 1930 English Ford "saloon" (four door sedan).

These were available with two engine sizes, the "regular" 40 hp version used in all US vehicles and a smaller version of 24 hp that was more tax friendly in England. The small engine version was referred to as the AF model.

Note: Over 50 new ads have been posted in July 2021, courtesy of John LaVoy.
Ad Title - alphabetically Subject Magazine Publication Date Submitted by
1931 De Luxe Fordor Chauffeur opening left-rear door Ladies' Home Journal January 1931 Patti Jones
An admired grace of line and contour 1930 Maroon Coupe McCall's April 1930 Rick Black
An admired grace of line and contour 1930 Maroon Coupe Ladies Home Journal April 1930 John Lavoy
An admired grace of line and contour 1930 De Luxe Roadster and Fordor Literary Digest March 1930 John Lavoy
Beautiful Car For The Modern Mother And Her Daughter 1928 Sport Coupe McCall's June 1928 John Lavoy
Beautiful Ford Standard Sedan 1931 SW Fordor 160-A Literary Digest June 1931 John Lavoy
Beauty Of Fine Upholstery 1931 Fordor Literary Digest February 1931 John Lavoy
Blazing New Trails in a Ford 1930 Town Sedan Country Gentleman November 1930 John Lavoy
Built to Endure


Sport Coupe


Hearst's International-
Cosmopolitan
June 1928


Alan DalMaso
Built to Endure Left Page - Tan Phaeton Literary Digest June 30, 1928 Alan DalMaso
Built to Endure Right Page - Green Sport Coupe Literary Digest June 30, 1928 Alan DalMaso
Built to Endure Double Page Literary Digest June 30, 1928 Alan DalMaso
Built to Serve You Faithfully and Well ... 1929 Sport Coupe Tan Farmer's Wife February 1929 John Lavoy

Charming Companion for a Busy Day

1930 Sport Coupe Ladies Home Journal May 1930 John Lavoy
Colors that Match the Season's Mode 1930 Fordor Brown Good Housekeeping November 1930 John Lavoy
Consider the Unseen Value Tan Tudor Literary Digest October 12, 1929 Rick Black
Consider the Unseen Value Blue Phaeton Country Gentleman October 1929

Alan DalMaso
Craftsmanship in Volume Production 1931 Fordor Maroon Country Gentleman January 1931 John Lavoy
A dashing new Ford roadster Dark Blue De Luxe Roadster Life May 1, 1931 Patti Jones
Easy Car For A Woman To Drive 1930 Blindback Fordor Ladies Home Journal July 1930 John Lavoy [Image]
Economical Hauling For Every Purpose 1931 AA Panel Delivery Saturday Evening Post February 1931 John Lavoy [Image]
Even in the Little Things ... 1928 Tudor Gray Good Housekeeping December 1928 John Lavoy [Image]
Even in the Little Things ... 1928 Tudor Gray Ladies Home Journal December 1928 Rick Black
Even In The Little Things You Can See The Quality 1928 Tudor Green Good Housekeeping December 1928 John Lavoy [Image]
Every Ford Owner Will Desire These Two New Snappy Accessories Screen Grille and Wheel Rings unknown 1930-1931 John Lavoy [Image]
Everything You Want Or Need In A 1928 Green Roadster Saturday Evening Post August 1928 John Lavoy [Image]
Features of the Ford Car 1929 Cabriolet Yellow Literary Digest August 1929 John Lavoy [Image]
Features of the Ford Car Tan Phaeton unknown unknown Alan DalMaso
First Pictures of the New Ford Car New Body Styles

Boston Evening Tribune December 1, 1927

Alan DalMaso
For Every Business A Specialized Hauling-Service, At Low Cost 1931 AA Express Saturday Evening Post May 1931 John Lavoy [Image]
For Greater Safety On Every Highway 1931 Town Sedan Country Gentleman June 1931 John Lavoy [Image]
For Mile after Mile of Low Cost Hauling 1930 AA Flatbed Truck unknown unknown Patti Jones
Ford Is The Universal Car 1930 De Luxe Coupe Literary Digest unknown John Lavoy [Image]
Ford Truck Hauls Costs Down 1930 AA Flatbed Saturday Evening Post September 1930 John Lavoy [Image]
Ford Truck Is A Faithful Worker 1930 AA Flatbed Saturday Evening Post August 1930 John Lavoy [Image]
Ford Truck Saves Valuable Minutes 1930 AA Flatbed Saturday Evening Post December 1930 John Lavoy [Image]
The Ford Truck is good hauling value 1930 AA Hydraulic Dump Truck Good Hauling Value (B&W) unknown unknown
Ford Truck Will Deliver Your Goods At Low Cost 1931 AA Panel Delivery Saturday Evening Post May 1931 John Lavoy [Image]
Get Behind the Wheel Left Page - Blue Coupe Literary Digest July 28, 1928 Alan DalMaso
Get Behind the Wheel Right Page - Tan Phaeton Literary Digest July 28, 1928 Alan DalMaso
Get Behind the Wheel Double Page Literary Digest July 28, 1928 Alan DalMaso
Get Behind the Wheel 1928 Coupe unknown 1928 John Lavoy [Image]
Gliding smoothly over the miles 1930 Murray Town Sedan Country Life unknown John Lavoy [Image]
Look Beneath the Hood Left Page - Tan Tudor Saturday Evening Post September 1, 1928

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

Alan DalMaso
Look Beneath the Hood 1928 Roadster Blue Country Life November 1928 John Lavoy [Image]
Lubrication System Green Phaeton unknown unknown Alan DalMaso
Many factors contribute to the safety of the new Ford 1929 Phaeton Country Gentleman April 1929 John Lavoy [Image]
The Modern Automobile Left Page - Green Roadster Literary Digest August 25, 1928 Alan DalMaso
The Modern Automobile

Right Side - Brown Sport Coupe Literary Digest August 25, 1928 Alan DalMaso
The Modern Automobile Double Page Literary Digest August 25, 1928 Alan DalMaso
The Modern Automobile 1929 Sport Coupe Saturday Evening Post August 1929 John Lavoy [Image]
The New Ford a Fine Car 1931 De Luxe Coupe Literary Digest April 4, 1931 John Lavoy [Image]
The New Ford has a very simple and effective lubrication system 1929 Coupe and Tudor Colliers January 1929 John Lavoy [Image]
The New Ford Convertible Cabriolet Bronson Yellow Cabriolet unknown unknown Patti Jones
The New Ford De Luxe Coupe 1931 De Luxe Coupe Maroon unknown November 1930 John Lavoy [Image]
The New Ford De Luxe Coupe De Luxe Coupe Maroon unknown unknown Patti Jones
New Ford Has Been Built To Endure 1928 Sport Coupe Red Book unknown John Lavoy [Image]
New Ford Has Many Features That Appeal To The Woman Motorist 1929 Blindback Gray Farmer's Wife May 1929 John Lavoy [Image]
The New Ford is an Economical Car Green Tudor Literary Digest March 7, 1931 Rick Black
The New Ford is an Economical Car 1931 Deluxe Coupe American Boy unknown John Lavoy [Image]
The New Ford Phaeton Stone Gray Phaeton Country Gentleman June 1930 Patti Jones
The New Ford Sport Coupe Brown Sport Coupe Saturday Evening Post August 9, 1930 Patti Jones
The New Ford Standard Sedan S/W, Longer, Wider, More Luxurious Life June 26, 1931 Patti Jones
The New Ford Station Wagon 1929 Station Wagon Sportsman June 1929 John Lavoy [Image]
The New Ford Three Window Sedan Brown Fordor Literary Digest October 18, 1930 Patti Jones
The New Ford Town Car 1929 Black Town Car unknown unknown John Lavoy [Image]
The New Ford Town Sedan 1930 Black Fordor Literary Digest March 1930 John Lavoy [Image]
The New Ford Town Sedan Maroon SW Briggs Town Sedan in Snow Saturday Evening Post December 27, 1930 Patti Jones
The New Ford Tudor Sedan Brown Tudor Literary Digest March 8, 1930 Patti Jones
The New Ford Victoria 1931 Victoria with Chauffeur Delineator March 1931 John Lavoy [Image]
The New Ford Victoria 1931 Victoria with Chauffeur unknown unknown Patti Jones
New Vogue In Town Driving 1929 Town Car Country Life October 1929 John Lavoy [Image]
Official Pictures of the New Ford Car New Body Styles

Boston Evening Tribune December 1, 1927

Alan DalMaso
Outstanding Beauty and Performance De Luxe Tudor Final Draft before color October 1931 Rick Black
Put the Ford Truck on your Payroll AA Trucks in Construction Saturday Evening Post December 27, 1930 Patti Jones
Reliability Of New Ford As Important As Its Beauty, Speed, Safety And Comfort 1929 Blindback Fordor Farm Fireside March 1929 John Lavoy [Image]
Safely Through The Downtown Traffic 1931 Tudor Chicle Delineator April 1931 John Lavoy [Image]
The safety of the fully-enclosed Six-Brake System is an outstanding feature of the New Ford 1928 Tudor Country Life November 1928 John Lavoy [Image]
Safety of the Ford Car Tan Phaeton unknown unknown Alan DalMaso
Service 1929 Town Sedan Unknown 1929 John Lavoy [Image]
Simple and Effective
Lubrication System
Left Page - Tan and Blue Sport Coupes Saturday Evening Post October 27, 1928

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

Alan DalMaso
Simplicity of electrical and ignition systems a new feature of the New Ford 1929 Green Coupe Saturday Evening Post March 1929 John Lavoy [Image]
Six Brake System Left Page - Blue Tudor Literary Digest November 17, 1928 Alan DalMaso
Six Brake System Right Page - Blue Roadster Literary Digest November 17, 1928 Alan DalMaso
Six Brake System Double Page Literary Digest November 17, 1928 Alan DalMaso
Smooth Riding Ease and Restful Comfort 1928 Roadster Blue Ladies Home Journal August 1928 John Lavoy [Image]
Something Quite Remarkable Left Page - Green Fordor Leatherback Literary Digest October 20, 1928 Alan DalMaso
Something Quite Remarkable Right Page - Blue Tudor Literary Digest October 20, 1928 Alan DalMaso
Something Quite Remarkable Double Page Literary Digest October 20, 1928 Alan DalMaso
Strikingly Beautiful Are The Lines And Colors Of The New Fordor Sedan 1928 Blindback tan McCall's October 1928 John Lavoy [Image]
A Treasured Gift at Christmas Time Black Coupe Good Housekeeping December 1930 Rick Black
A Treasured Gift at Christmas Time 1930 Blue Coupe Farmer's Wife December 1930 John Lavoy [Image]
Unseen Value that makes the new
Ford a fine car
Black Tudor Country Gentlemen April 1931 Rick Black
Vacation Days are Truly Happy Days Tan Tudor American Boy August 1928 Rick Black
Wherever The Long Trail Leads 1930 Blue Fordor unknown 1930 John Lavoy [Image]
Prompt, Courteous, Economical
Service for The Woman Motorist
Green Sport Coupe Farmers Wife July 1929 Alan DalMaso
Why You Can Drive The New Ford So Many Thousands Of Miles 1931 De Luxe Phaeton Country Gentleman May 1931 John Lavoy [Image]
You Will Find The New Ford A
Comfortable Easy-Riding Car
1929 Blindback Blue Good Housekeeping March 1929 John Lavoy [Image]


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