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
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 $500 the car was viewed as highly affordable at the time; by contrast, the high-volume Oldsmobile Runabout
went for US$650,Clymer, Floyd. Treasury of Early American Automobiles, 1877-1925
(New York: Bonanza Books, 1950), p.32. Western
's Gale Model A was US$500, the Brush Runabout
US$485, the Black
went for as low as $375, and the Success
hit the amazingly low US$250.
The Model R
was a higher trim level
of the Model N with a larger body and wheels covered by full cycle fenders
. An oil lamp was also added, and $150 separated the Model R from the $600 base Model N. The Model R was only produced in 1907, from April through October, and 2500 were sold. Its color was red.
The Model S
was another adaptation of Model N. Ford's last right-hand-steering model, it featured a more modern... Read More