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Hemmings Motor News has been around since 1954. We're proud of our heritage, but we're also more than the Hemmings full of classifieds that your father subscribed to. Aside from new editorial content every month in Hemmings, we have three monthly magazines: Hemmings Muscle Machines, Hemmings Classic Car and Hemmings Sports and Exotic Car.

While our editors traverse the country to find the best content for those magazines, we find other oddities related to the old-car hobby that we really had no place for - until now. With this blog, we're giving you a behind-the-scenes look at what we see and what we do during the course of putting out some of the finest automotive magazines you'll ever read.

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Rare Rides: 1930 Ford Model AA-131

Posted February 28, 2011 10:07 AM by dstrohl

I love all the different ways Fords were put to work back in the Model T/Model A days, including as fuel tanker trucks. This 1930 Ford Model AA-131 appears to be a very well-restored example of that use; however, it's probably a safe bet that it no longer hauls Gilmore brand gasoline in the tanker, if it hauls anything at all.

With a 600-gallon tank body and 13,207 miles, this vehicle was featured in the Model News in the fall of 2003 and was also on display at the Ford Centennial celebration in Dearborn, Michigan. The cab, chassis and tanker body have all been restored with period-correct accessories for delivering fuel.

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