Ford Model B (1904)

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Ford Model B
ManufacturerFord Motor Company
Production1904–1906
500 produced
PredecessorFord Model A
SuccessorFord Model K
Body style(s)2-row touring car
Engine(s)Straight-4
Wheelbase92 in (2337 mm)
DesignerHenry Ford

Ford Model B was an upscale touring car introduced in 1904. It was Ford's first car to use the front-engine layout, with a large 24 hp 4-cylinder engine positioned at the front behind a conventional radiator. The smaller Model A-derived Model C positioned its flat 2-cylinder motor under the seat.

Priced at $2000, the Model B was a high end car. Produced for three years, sales were predictably slower than the Model C which was priced at 1/3 the cost. The Model B was replaced by the derivative Model K in 1906.

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