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'28 AAR- How rare?

Posted: March 17th, 2019, 10:13 pm
by BRDAVIS1
1928 Model AAR Ford (Brian Davis) 3-17-2019_5817.JPG
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How rare is my '28 AAR if it has the original AA wire wheels (not disc), Parking brake on the left, Power house generator, two-blade fan, Drum style tail light, express pick-up box, and open cab?.... Just trying to understand how unusual this is?
Thanks,
Brian Davis
208-440-0562
brian.davis@hp.com

Re: '28 AAR- How rare?

Posted: March 18th, 2019, 8:55 am
by Bob C
Nice looking truck. Everything you list would be standard on a 1928. The one thing I would question
is the open end bumper. It was only used on the first 200 Model A's and trucks didn't come with bumpers
from the factory until about May 1928 although one could be supplied by the dealer.
What is the serial number of the truck?

Bob

Re: '28 AAR- How rare?

Posted: March 18th, 2019, 10:28 am
by Farrell In Vancouver
Nice looking truck! Too bad about the painted wheels. Yeah the opened ended Bumper is unusual too.
As for rare, I have never seen one as set up before.

Re: '28 AAR- How rare?

Posted: March 19th, 2019, 9:28 am
by Neil Wilson
BRDAVIS1 wrote:
March 17th, 2019, 10:13 pm
1928 Model AAR Ford - How rare is my '28 AAR if it has the original AA wire wheels (not disc), Parking brake on the left, Power house generator, two-blade fan, Drum style tail light, express pick-up box, and open cab?.... Just trying to understand how unusual this is?
Thanks,
Brian Davis
Great looking express truck Brian. Open cab A or AA survivors are somewhat rare - as soon as the top was gone, the weather got to the inside.

FYI - From an off-assembly line perspective - An AA with a 76-A open cab was not available until May 1928 - see https://aafords.com/aa-body-types/#c. There were 65,141 76-A open cabs produced and these were used on both the A and AA chassis. There is no such thing as an "AAR" and the cargo body is the 89-A Express body (not an express pick-up box). Your AA has the design 2 or 3 89-A express body - see https://aafords.com/open-bodies/express ... s-details/. Without more detailed pictures the design can not be determined. There were 11,353 89-A express bodies produced (Budd supplied).

Yes, the open bumper would not be factory original. Steel spoke wheels were used through 2/29. All 1928 AA's I have observed are without separate emergency brakes (i.e. hand brake on the left). The paint scheme is for a passenger car. You can check page E83 of the RGJS regarding original AA paint schemes.

Re: '28 AAR- How rare?

Posted: March 19th, 2019, 10:41 am
by BRDAVIS1
Hey Bob and Neil, thanks for your replies, and your insights. Great stuff!
My AA S/N is AA654605 (Which I believe is Nov. '28. Correct?)
I am trying to find some similar "for sale" trucks to gauge just what I should list it for? The MAFCA site is a bit limited on AA trucks, so I'm still trying to gauge the $$ ballpark.
Thanks again,
Brian Davis
208-440-0562

Re: '28 AAR- How rare?

Posted: March 19th, 2019, 3:51 pm
by Neil Wilson
BRDAVIS1 wrote:
March 19th, 2019, 10:41 am
Hey Bob and Neil, thanks for your replies, and your insights. Great stuff!
My AA S/N is AA654605 (Which I believe is Nov. '28. Correct?)
I am trying to find some similar "for sale" trucks to gauge just what I should list it for? The MAFCA site is a bit limited on AA trucks, so I'm still trying to gauge the $$ ballpark. Thanks again, Brian Davis 208-440-0562
Yes, that engine number would be for mid November 1928 (when the engine was assembled). So, your AA would be late November to January 1929. A few are interested in off-assembly line type of restoration (most are not trying for this). If your AA is not an assembly-line restoration, then it would be a great looking driver. You could consider putting it on Ebay. I have a document I made up which I can email to you which describes my take on using Ebay to establish a market value. If you want that document, just send me an email.