Replica of 1896 Ford Quadricycle

Summary

George DeAngelis built this replica of Henry Ford's first automobile, the 1896 Quadricycle, for the centennial of Ford's birth in 1963. DeAngelis spent three years on the project, working nights and weekends. He built most of the vehicle's parts from scratch. DeAngelis drove the replica through Detroit on June 4, 1963 -- exactly 67 years after Ford first drove the original.

George DeAngelis built this replica of Henry Ford's first automobile, the 1896 Quadricycle, for the centennial of Ford's birth in 1963. DeAngelis spent three years on the project, working nights and weekends. He built most of the vehicle's parts from scratch. DeAngelis drove the replica through Detroit on June 4, 1963 -- exactly 67 years after Ford first drove the original.

Artifact

Automobile

Date Made

1960-1963

Creators

DeAngelis, George, 1920-2014 

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Allen Park 

Creator Notes

Replica of 1896 Quadricycle made by George DeAngelis between 1960-1963 in Allen Park, Michigan.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

63.159.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Metal
Wood (Plant material)
Rubber (Material)

Dimensions

Height: 44 in

Width: 44 in

Length: 66 in

Wheelbase: 49 in

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