Ford Model N

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Ford Model N
Ford N.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Also called Ford Model R
Ford Model S
Production 1906–1908
13,250 produced
Designer Henry Ford
Body and chassis
Class Entry-level car
Body style 2-row phaeton
Powertrain
Engine 149CID 15hp[1][2] Straight-4
Transmission 2-speed planetary[3][4]
Dimensions
Wheelbase 84 in (2134 mm)
Curb weight 800lbs.(1906);[5] 1,050lbs.(1907-Model N)[6] 1,400lbs.(1907-Model R and S)[7]
Chronology
Predecessor Ford Model F
Successor Ford Model T

The Ford Model N is an automobile produced by the Ford Motor Company. It was introduced in 1906 as a successor to the Models A and C as the company's inexpensive entry-level line.

The Model N diverged from its predecessors in that it was a front-engine car with a 4-cylinder engine. The 15 hp straight-4 drove the rear wheels via a long shaft. The car had a wheelbase size of 84 in (2.1 m).

A successful model, 7000 cars were made until production ended in 1908. At US$500 the car was viewed as highly affordable at the time; by contrast, the high-volume Oldsmobile Runabout went for $650,[8] Western's Gale Model A was $500,[9] the Brush Runabout $485,[10] the Black went for as low as $375,[11] and the Success hit the amazingly low $250.[12] Maroon was the only factory color for the Model N.[13]

Model R[edit]

The Model R was a higher trim level of the Model N with a larger body, wheels covered by full cycle fenders, running boards,[14] and an oil lamp. Model R was $750, $150 above the $600 base Model N. The Model R was only produced in 1907, from April through October, and 2500 were sold.[15] Its color was red.

Model S[edit]

The Model S was another adaptation of the Model N. Ford's last US market right-hand-drive model,[16] it featured a more modern cowl, with hood and fenders that flowed into full running boards. Another notable difference was the optional extra third mother-in-law seat behind the front bench. The basic model sold for $700. Extras such as a convertible top, gas lamps, as well as umbrella holders were available. 3750 cars were sold between 1907 and 1909.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Kimes, Beverly (1996). standard catalog of American Cars 1805-1942. Krause publications. ISBN 0-87341-428-4. 
  2. ^ http://www.oldcarbrochures.com/static/NA/Ford/1906_Ford/1906_Ford_%20Advance_Brochure/1906%20Ford%202.html
  3. ^ http://www.oldcarbrochures.com/static/NA/Ford/1906_Ford/1906_Ford_%20Advance_Brochure/1906%20Ford%202.html
  4. ^ Kimes, Beverly (1996). standard catalog of American Cars 1805-1942. Krause publications. ISBN 0-87341-428-4. 
  5. ^ Kimes, Beverly (1996). standard catalog of American Cars 1805-1942. Krause publications. ISBN 0-87341-428-4. 
  6. ^ Kimes, Beverly (1996). standard catalog of American Cars 1805-1942. Krause publications. ISBN 0-87341-428-4. 
  7. ^ Kimes, Beverly (1996). standard catalog of American Cars 1805-1942. Krause publications. ISBN 0-87341-428-4. 
  8. ^ Clymer, Floyd. Treasury of Early American Automobiles, 1877-1925 (New York: Bonanza Books, 1950), p.32.
  9. ^ Clymer, p.51.
  10. ^ Clymer, p.104.
  11. ^ Clymer, p.61.
  12. ^ Clymer, p.32.
  13. ^ http://www.oldcarbrochures.com/static/NA/Ford/1906_Ford/1906_Ford_%20Advance_Brochure/1906%20Ford%202.html
  14. ^ Kimes, Beverly (1996). standard catalog of American Cars 1805-1942. Krause publications. ISBN 0-87341-428-4. 
  15. ^ Kimes, Beverly (1996). standard catalog of American Cars 1805-1942. Krause publications. ISBN 0-87341-428-4. 
  16. ^ Clymer, p.120.

References[edit]

  • Clymer, Floyd. Treasury of Early American Automobiles, 1877-1925. New York: Bonanza Books, 1950.
  • David L. Lewis (2005). 100 Years of Ford. Publications International. ISBN 0-7853-7988-6. 
  • "Early Ford". Retrieved August 20, 2006.