Ford Model N Touring Car

Made:
1906 in Detroit
Ford model N 4 cylinder touring car, 1906, preceeded and foreshadowed the model T design in such features as the light,

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Ford model N 4 cylinder touring car, 1906, preceeded and foreshadowed the model T design in such features as the light,
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Ford model N 4-cylinder touring car, dark green. Built in 1906 by Ford Motor Company in Detroit, USA. Contains a 1,980 cc four-cylinder, in-line, water-cooled engine with an output of 15 hp produced at 2,200 rpm. Has two-speed and reverse epicyclic gears.

The Ford model N car was the predecessor of the more famous model T. Henry Ford designed the model N to test his ground-breaking ideas for a cheap, mass-produced car. The model N’s light yet strong chassis, simple and robust four-cylinder engine, and two-speed and reverse gear system were carried through to the design of the model T.

Details

Category:
Road Transport
Object Number:
1947-146
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, leather, metal (unknown), rubber (unidentified), textile and wood (unidentified)
type:
private car
credit:
Ford Motor Co. Ltd.