1928 Ford Model A "AR" Pickup - Although Ford never actually
cataloged a "Model AR," everyone knows what it is: a very early
1928 Model A, with several notable differences from cars built from
mid-1928 through the end of production in 1931. The designation
results from an "R" suffix on parts that are particular to the
early cars, but in frequent Ford fashion the convention is
confusing. The suffix means "Replaced," and it was applied only
after those early parts had been superseded. Moreover, the
superseded parts were incorporated at different times, so there is
no one definition of what constitutes an "AR." Early cars had a red
steering wheel, and the hand brake lever was located to the left of
the driver. Another feature was a five-brush "Powerhouse"
generator, distinctive because of its short length and wide
diameter. The entire braking system was redesigned in March 1928,
and the hand brake was moved at that time. In contrast, steering
wheels were changed from red to black quite late in the year. This
beautiful example was fully restored in 2016 and has been garage
kept since. It has seen only 26 miles of asphalt since completion.
It is extremely clean inside and out, starts easily, shifts very
smoothly, and runs great! The exterior was restored in its original
Balsam Green over Black and paired with a stunning saddle interior.
There are not many factory options to list but if you are seeking
for a Model A "AR" you already know all about these rare classic
trucks. This Ford is an excellent example and would be a star in
any classic car collection!
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