FROM THE MISSOULA AUTO MUSEUM COLLECTION: Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale WITHOUT RESERVE and SOLD to the highest bidder January 19th - 22nd, 2017 at Russo and Steele's 17th Annual Scottsdale Arizona Auction at the Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Please contact us for more information. Known for sticking with a proven formula and not interested in change for its own sake, Henry Ford did not want to stop producing the Model T. However, stiff competition from GM's Chevrolet Division forced his hand and made sweeping changes inevitable. In response and at the urging of Henry's son Edsel, the new Model A was launched for the 1928 model year and first introduced to the public on December 2, 1927. The response to the long-awaited Model A was huge, with newspaper accounts estimating that nearly 10 percent of the American public went out to view the new car. Much more complex than the Model T that preceded it, the Model A was comprised of nearly 7,000 individual parts compared to its simpler predecessor. However, the Model A was far easier to operate than the old-fashioned "Tin Lizzie." Among its many features, the rugged yet handsome, "Lincoln-esque" Model A also featured Ford's first installation of safety glass in all windows. An unqualified success, the Model A continued in a myriad of body styles until 1932, when the new V-8 Fords debuted. This very nice example of the stylish Tudor sedan marks yet another great Model A on offer here. A well-maintained old restoration that retains a good exterior paint finish and a nice interior compartment notwithstanding its age, the Tudor is reported to run, drive, and stop well riding on good tires. If you are looking for a great Model A to collect and enjoy as intended, this one definitely demands serious consideration.