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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


This object appears in the following sections:

Smithsonian Automobile Collection — Car collection, 19301949

Ford Model T

Ford radiator emblem

Ford Model T roadster

Ford Model A automobile

Ford Model AA stake truck

Ford Country Squire station wagon

Ford street roadster (hot rod)

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.
Date Made:
Gift of A. F. Wayne
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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