<b>1929 Ford Model AA Police Truck</b><br />Engine no. AA874782
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1929 Ford Model AA Police Truck
Sold for US$ 8,250 inc. premium

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1929 Ford Model AA Police Truck
Engine no. AA874782

200ci Flathead Inline-4 Cylinder Engine
Single Zenith Updraft Carburetor
40bhp at 2,200rpm
3-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Semi-Elliptic Lead Springs with Three Quarter Floating Rear Axel
4-Wheel Mechanical Drum Brakes

THE MODEL AA

In late November 1927 Ford introduced its new Model A to replace the long-lived and long-in-the-tooth Model T. Hard on the heels of the new car came a pair of new trucks: a light truck based on the Model A and the 1 ½ ton Model AA.

The new engine fitted to both vehicles was a three main-bearing 200.5 flat-head four that made 40 horsepower and mated to a three-speed selective sliding-gear transmission. Drive was by shaft to the rear axle. High-pressure pneumatic tires were used all around as were mechanically-actuated drum brakes.

Built on a steel chassis with a 131.5 wheelbase, the AA was fitted with stronger transverse front leaf spring and longitudinal rear springs than the Model A truck. In 1929, the original welded steel spoke wheels gave way to stamped ventilated steel wheels and a four-speed manual transmission became standard. In addition, both axles were improved and strengthened.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This all-business AA is outfitted as a Police Truck, or more colloquially as a 'Paddy Wagon'. The offered example was acquired by Lindley Bothwell in 1964 from Harold Taylor. At the time of purchase, a dump truck body was fitted. The current bodywork was crafted atop the old dump truck body with all new metal extending up from the dump truck bed. New rear fenders were also fitted and the whole vehicle was painted the purposeful black color is shows today.

Featured a handful of times in film, this Police Truck was used in the 1996 film Entertaining Angles: The Dorothy Day Story as well as two 1998 commercials—one for Nature Made and another for Disney.

Looking quite purposeful today, the truck has plenty of presence. Stored but not used in sometime, the simplicity of design and vast availability of parts will make it easy to hit the road again. While currently outfitted to hold those accused of recent maleficence, one shouldn't feel limited to carrying just criminals in the amply proportioned—and of course locking—rear compartment.

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  • Please note, the correct engine number is R4-21105M, and title is in transit.
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