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1903 Ford Model A

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1903 Ford Model A - Henry Ford Museum

1903 Ford Model A - Henry Ford Museum


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Description

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan
Engine: 2-cylinder, opposed, cast-iron block, 100.4 cid, 8 hp, mechanical valve lifters
Technical: Planetary transmission, 2 forward, 1 reverse, floor controls, chain drive, differential, band brakes, wooden spoke wheels
Wheelbase: 72"
Top Speed: 30 mph
Weight: 1250 lbs
Total Built: 670

The 1903 Ford Model A, also known as the "Fordmobile", was the first production automobile of the Ford Motor Company, which was incorporated on June 16, 1903. The company was nearly broke, having only $223.65 left of the $28,000 invested, when the first Model A was sold. The Model A was a two-seater runabout with an available detachable tonneau to provide seating for two additional passengers. The two-cylinder motor was located under the seat and had chain drive to the rear wheels.

Price/Value

2011: $47,000
1903: $850 - tonneau $100 extra

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