Unlike the Model T that had enjoyed a near
20 year production run, Ford knew that to
retain market share, they would have to turn
models over regularly as did their competitors. And so the Model A was replaced in 1932 by the
Model B, carrying over the 4L engine layout however
offering some minor refinements. Ford then used the Model B as the basis for
another car, and for the first time since the
companies inception Ford had two models on offer.
The Model 18, which is most commonly referred
to as the Ford V8, was fitted with Ford’s
new Flathead V8 engine.