1903 Ford Model A Runabout

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1903 Ford Model A Runabout

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Title:  

1903 Ford Model A Runabout
Date:
1903

Collection:

Creator:
Ford Motor Company
Publisher/Studio:
From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Content Description: 

This is an example of Ford Motor Company's first product. It is typical of most American automobiles of the time it looks like a carriage without the horse. The driver and passenger sit very high because the engine is mounted under the seat and drive to the rear wheels is via a chain. The hole in the side of the car is for the crank that starts the engine. The Ford is a bit unusual among early autos because it has a steering wheel rather than a tiller. Priced at $650, the Model A was a popular car but stayed in production for less than two years before being replaced by the similar but slightly larger and more powerful Model C. Automotive technology moved quickly in the early years and by 1906 cars like the Model A were obsolete. Engine: Ford horizontally opposed 2-cylinder, side valves, 100 cu. in., 8 hp

Physical Description: 

Automobile

Location:
20900 Oakwood Blvd.,Michigan,Dearborn,48124
Identifier:
00.136.137

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