If the Model T was 'the car that put America on wheels' the Model A, introduced in December 1927, was the car that helped Ford Motor Company remain competitive in its segment of the automobile market.
For 1930, the Model A received a bit of face lift. There was a new radiator shell, wider fenders and larger 4.75 inch wide tires on smaller wheels (19 inch from 21 inch) reduced the car's overall height. IN addition, chrome plating and stainless steel replaced the nickel used on the 1928-29 models.
The Model A was powered by Ford's four-cylinder motor that developed 40 horsepower. In all, 17 body styles were available in 1930, including this sporty Standard Roadster, which sold for $435 without options.