owned by Kevin and Joyce Brooks
The Ford Tudor was just one in a huge, extended family of cars all manufactured beneath the Model A umbrella between 1927 and 1931. All in all, 4,849,340 Model A vehicles were manufactured, including body styles such as the Coupe, Business Coupe, Sport Coupe, Roadster Coupe, Convertible Cabriolet, the Phaeton, and the Victoria, to name a scant few. Prices ranged from $385 for a Roadster to $570 for a luxurious Fordor. The Ford Tudor fell somewhere near the bottom of the price range and was often touted as a “woman’s car” thanks to its ease of drive-ability. Despite the disparity between car values, the Ford company wanted to present the message that everyone, not just the wealthy (and not just men, apparently!), deserved a driving experience fit for a king.
A magazine advertisement for the 1929 Tudor compares the car’s “unusually large number” of ball-and-roller bearings to the “jewels in a fine watch.” Ford credited these ball-and-roller bearings with nearly everything that was desirable in the Tudor–a smoother, quieter ride, uncommonly high gas mileage, impeccable safety, and longevity “thousands of miles” beyond the expected. Perhaps we have all those bearings to thank for the fact that this beautiful example of a Ford Model A Tudor is still with us today!