The Ford Model A was the second huge success for the Ford Motor Company, after its predecessor, the Model T. First produced on 20 October 1927, but not sold until 2 December, it replaced the venerable Model T, which had been produced for 18 years. This new Model A was designated a 1928 model and was available in four standard colours. By 4 February 1929, one million Model A’s had been sold and by 24 July, two million. Model A production ended in March 1932, after more than 4.8million had been made. Its successor was the Model B, which featured an updated 4-cylinder engine, as well as the Model 18, which introduced Ford's new flathead V8 engine.