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Old 03-12-2021, 04:02 AM   #41
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With respect to woofa.express, I understand that most Australian call these cars "Tourers", however, when they were released in Australia, they were officially called Phaeton by Ford.
Check out the Australian Ford Brochure for the new 1928 Ford Model A.
These are the four Body Styles that were offered in Australia. I also think that we got the Sports Coupe, but not the Five Window Coupe.
Notice that the car at the bottom right is called a Phaeton.
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Continuing on, check out this Illustration from the Australian Sales Brochure for the 1930 Ford Phaeton.
Note that it is also called Phaeton.
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Hi Mercman. I never knew that. Do you know why I and everyone who owns one calls it a tourer? cheers, gary
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Old 03-12-2021, 04:29 PM   #44
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Hi Mercman. I never knew that. Do you know why I and everyone who owns one calls it a tourer? cheers, gary
The Americans refer to these cars as a Phaeton or as a touring car. We simply use a variation of the latter, a Tourer. As far as I know, it has always been the local vernacular.
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Old 03-19-2021, 05:48 PM   #45
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Here's our Sept '28 6 wheeler. Restored driver - on the road in mid 50's. Freshened up, engine rebuilt by Schwalms around 2012, trans & 3.54:1 diff rebuilt as well. Now has new Lebaron Bonney top(not these photos). Got one of the last LB kits before they went out. We like original looks, but safety and dependability where it counts. My father-in-law estimated he and his wife had put 100,000 miles on the car between the mid-fifties and year 2000 when my wife & I got the car.

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Old 03-19-2021, 06:30 PM   #46
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Old 03-20-2021, 03:14 AM   #47
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Hi Mercman. I never knew that. Do you know why I and everyone who owns one calls it a tourer? cheers, gary
The British called them tourers:

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Old 03-20-2021, 10:34 AM   #48
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Why did they call the Tudor and the Fordor saloons? In my vernacular a saloon is a watering hole.
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Old 03-21-2021, 03:00 PM   #49
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It is a pretty car. I hope you have small feet. It is a challenge getting in and out of those cars. Good luck and welcome to the Ford Barn. Ed
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