Ford Model B (1904)

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Ford Model B
Henry Ford Museum August 2012 91 (1905 Ford Model B).jpg
Overview
ManufacturerFord
Production1904–1906
DesignerHenry Ford
Body and chassis
ClassUpscale
Body style2-row 4-passenger touring car[1]
RelatedCadillac 8 1/2[citation needed]
Powertrain
Engine283.5CID 24hp Straight-4[2]
Transmission2-speed planetary[3]
Dimensions
Wheelbase92 in (2337 mm)
Curb weight1700lbs.[4]
Chronology
PredecessorFord Model A
SuccessorFord Model K

The Ford Model B is an upscale touring car (with polished wood and brass trim) that was introduced in 1904 by Ford. It was built at the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant. It was Ford's first car to use the front-engine layout, with a large 24 hp 4-cylinder engine positioned at the front behind a conventional radiator. The smaller Model A-derived Model C positioned its flat 2-cylinder motor under the seat.

1904 Ford Model B Touring

Priced at $2000[5] (equivalent to $56000 today), the Model B was a high end car. Produced for three years, sales were predictably slower than the Model C which was priced at 1/3 the cost. The Model B was replaced by the derivative Model K in 1906.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kimes, Beverly (1996). standard catalog of American Cars 1805-1942. Krause publications. ISBN 0-87341-428-4.
  2. ^ Kimes, Beverly (1996). standard catalog of American Cars 1805-1942. Krause publications. ISBN 0-87341-428-4.
  3. ^ Kimes, Beverly (1996). standard catalog of American Cars 1805-1942. Krause publications. ISBN 0-87341-428-4.
  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.

Further reading[edit]

  • David L. Lewis (2005). 100 Years of Ford. Publications International. pp. 18–19. ISBN 0-7853-7988-6.
  • "Early Ford". Retrieved August 20, 2006.

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