Ford Model B (1904)
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- See also Ford Model B (1932)
|Automotive industry||Ford Motor Company|
|Predecessor||Ford Model A|
|Successor||Ford Model K|
|Car body style||2-row Touring car|
|Internal combustion engine||Straight-4|
|Wheelbase||92 in (2337 mm)|
|Automotive design||Henry 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.
- David L. Lewis (2005). 100 Years of Ford. Publications International. pp. 18–19. ISBN 0-7853-7988-6.
- "Early Ford". http://www.ritzsite.net/FORD_1/02_eford.htm. Retrieved on August 20.