Early workhorse 1928 Ford Model AA

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The Ford Model AA has been attractively restored

Antique-truck collectors are a dedicated breed, seeing beyond what were once everyday work vehicles to the beauty of purposeful design, and a full load of nostalgia.

The Pick of the Day is a 1928 Ford Model AA stake truck, restored to its original heavy-duty workhorse configuration based on the Model A passenger car. This was the first year for the Model A car and the Model AA truck, built with a beefier frame and gearbox, which replaced the wildly successful Model T and Model TT, Ford’s first work-truck design.

The one-ton truck is fitted with a color-matched stake bed

The one-ton Model AA truck is shown in a beautiful galley of photos, which accompany the ad on ClassicCars.com placed by an Atlanta, Georgia, dealer.

“This example, a 1928 AR, has been fully restored both cosmetically and mechanically with painstaking attention to detail,” the dealer says in the ad. “This example is unusual in that it has full running boards and rear fenders – most of these trucks have front fenders with running boards that stop at the rear of the cab.

“It’s an early build with the parking brake on the left, a red steering wheel and desirable 30-spoke wire wheels. The cab is forest green – Henry Ford finally acquiesced and offered vehicles in colors other than black with the launch of the Model A. With the green cab, black fenders and running board and wood bed, it remains one of the most attractive classic trucks made.”

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A four-cylinder Model A engine provides the power

The engine, transmission, chassis and running gear have all been overhauled to original, the dealer notes, and the truck has been driven just 60 miles since restoration. “The truck starts, runs and drives just as it should.”

“This would be perfect for a gentleman farmer or anyone else interested in a nicely restored early production AA truck,” the dealer adds.

The picturesque truck is offered for $29,900. Judging by the photos, this truck could the star of your next vintage Ford or truck car show.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day

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Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.

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