1907 Ford Model R Runabout

Summary

When Ford's Model N became the best-selling car in the United States, the company suspected that there was a market for a more luxurious version. The Model R had a larger body, higher seats, a rounded rear deck and wider fenders. Ford's hunch was correct. The Model R was a swift seller -- even at $150 above the Model N's $500 price.

When Ford's Model N became the best-selling car in the United States, the company suspected that there was a market for a more luxurious version. The Model R had a larger body, higher seats, a rounded rear deck and wider fenders. Ford's hunch was correct. The Model R was a swift seller -- even at $150 above the Model N's $500 price.

Artifact

Automobile

Date Made

1907

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

00.1259.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Metal
Wood (Plant material)
Leather
Rubber (Material)
Brass (Alloy)

Color

Dark green
Dark blue
Black (Color)
Yellow

Dimensions

Height: 63.25 in

Width: 67 in

Length: 119 in

Inscriptions

Radiator: FORD Lamps on dash: E. & J. / PATENT PENDING / DETROIT MICH. Tail lamp: THE / JNO. W. BROWN MFG. CO. / MODEL 115 / COLUMBUS, O.

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