Oldest Ford vehicle up for auction

 

The oldest car in existence made by the Ford Motor Company is about to come up for sale at an auction in America, with auctioneers estimating that it could fetch between $350,000 and $500,000. The vehicle, a 1903 Ford Model A Rear Entry Tonneau, will be put up for sale on October 12th by the auctioneers RM Auctions in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

The vehicle was bought back in July 13th 1903 by a butter merchant and stayed in the family for 50 years before being sold.  Bought for just $880 back then, with the added extra of a sidelight at $30, the vehicle is still in perfect condition and had an engine rebuild in 2007.

Just some of the features you will find on what is sure to be one of the most expensive used Ford cars include a Kingston carburettor, original coil box, 8 horsepower two-cylinder engine and mechanical brakes.

The antique Ford is expected to attract plenty of attention from large Ford car dealerships to motoring museums, all eager to own and display this piece of automobile history.


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