The 1903 Ford Model A Rear Entry Tonneau is considered to be the world’s oldest Ford. It will be offered for sale at RM Auctions in Arizona on January 19, 2007.

It was purchased initially by Herbert L. McNary of Iowa for $850. It was sold to car collector Harry Burd around 1950 for $400 and restored. Burd sold it to a Ford dealer in Switzerland for $6,500 in 1961, who lent it to the Ford Motor Works in Cologne, Germany in the late 1980s where it spent 15 years on display in the company’s foyer. The current owner purchased the car from the Swiss dealer in 2001.

The car is powered by a 100-cubic-inch, 8-hp, two-cylinder engine and features a two-speed transmission. It is now expected to bring between $400,000 and $500,000 at the Auction.

Source: Car and Driver

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