Who wrote this text?Good-looking as that car, it's performance is better than its apperance. We dont brag about it, but it has done seventy-one miles an hour. It will ride along a railroad track...

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Good-looking as that car, it's performance is better than its apperance. We dont brag about it, but it has done seventy-one miles an hour. It will ride along a railroad track without bouncing, and you can drive across the rails, if you can find a place to do it, without pitcning. It's the smoothest thing you ever rode in.

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Kristen Lentz | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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This quote was made by a Ford salesman in reference to the amazing new Model A automobile which debuted on December 2, 1927.  In fact, there was so much hype surrounding the new car's roll out that almost one million New Yorkers flocked to the Ford show room to see it.  One of the cutting edge new design elements was the choice of two colors: Arabian Sand or Niagara Blue.  The Model T had only come in one color, black, so this was a big deal. Clearly, the Ford salesman from the quote believes in the Model A's luxurious features, performance, and handling. 

 

I found your quote in: 

Boardman, Barrington.  Flappers, Bootleggers, "Typhoid Mary," and the Bomb: An Anecdocal History of the U.S. from 1923-1945. New York: Harper Collins, 1989.

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