One 1903 Ford Model A will be auctioned

Posted on Monday, 15 October 2012 , 11:10:32 byEmil

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One 1903 Ford Model A will be auctioned


Time has come for RM Auctions to sell the oldest Ford, but that still works. At the beginning of its existence the model was priced at $880. The additional equipment cost another $30. The Ford Model A was built 109 years ago, in 1903 and only had five owners. The first one was Herbert L. McNary from Iowa, who had it for fifty years. The car was restored completely back in 2007, but it still has an identical engine as the original model. The engineers did not do any changes not did they add any new technologies. To be more precise, the Ford Model A is powered by a 2668cc 2-cylinder engine capable of generating 8 horsepower. It transfers the output to the wheels through 2 forward gears and one reverse. In its time, the 1903 model was able of reaching up to 28 mph. Ford build it between 1900 and 1903. Actually, they managed to produce 1750 units. The ones interested in bidding on it, should know that the specialists hope to obtain somewhere between $300.000 and $500.000 for it. In terms of technology, the model features live axle suspension with full-elliptical leaf springs at the rear and to handle the power, the engineers have equipped it with mechanical brakes. The wheelbase measures 72 inches. It has the chassis number 30, which is actually a very big deal. It comes together with extensive documentation, detailing its extraordinary history. It managed to perform flawlessly on different tours, including the world famous London to Brighton Veteran Car Run in 2003 and it also received a special invitation to attend the official celebration of Ford UK that same year. There is not other automobile manufacturer in the world with the impact of the Ford Motor Company. This 1903 Ford Model A is the only survivor.



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