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1934 Ford roadster in the 1989 exhibition 'Men and Women'

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1934 Ford roadster in the 1989 exhibition "Men and Women"
Smithsonian Institution, Photo by Dane Penland, Negative #: 90-15284

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Technology
Smithsonian Automobile Collection — Car collection, 19301949

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Ford roadster
Catalog #: 330,736, Accession #: 299,295
In collection
From the Smithsonian Collection
This car is a Ford V-8 DeLuxe Roadster with body number 710 LB 5489. The base car cost $525. It was acquired by the museum in 1972. According the the accession records, the car belonged the the donor's father and was his last car. It was used in South Philadelphia and driven about 60,000 miles between 1934 and 1944.
Physical Description
Thsis car has a maroon finish, rumble seat, and serial number 18,765,982. It was restored by the donor.
Details
Date Made:
1934
Locations:
Michigan
Credit:
Gift of A. F. Wayne
History
In the late 1920s, the Model T's popularity was fading, and the Ford Motor Company struggled to compete in the market. After resisting change, the company introduced the Model A in 1928. Although Ford no longer completely dominated the car market, the company continued to be a large and significant player in the automotive world: it sold four-and-a-half million Model A's in four seasons. Ford introduced a V-8 model in 1932.

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