Ford Model N
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|Automotive industry||Ford Motor Company|
|Also called||Ford Model R|
Ford Model S
|Predecessor||Ford Model F|
|Successor||Ford Model T|
|Car classification||Entry-level car|
|Car body style||2-row Phaeton body|
|Internal combustion engine||Straight-4|
|Wheelbase||84 in (2134 mm)|
|Automotive design||Henry Ford|
The Model N diverged from its predecessors in that it was a front-engine car with a 4-cylinder engine. The 15 Horsepower straight-4 drove the rear wheels via a long shaft. The car had a wheelbase size of 84 in (2134 mm).
A successful model, 7000 cars were made until production ended in 1908. At $500 the car was viewed as highly affordable at the time; by contrast, the high-volume Oldsmobile Oldsmobile Curved Dash went for US$650, Western Tool Works (automobile company)'s Gale Model A was US$500, the Brush Motor Car Company US$485, the Black Motor Company went for as low as $375, and the Success Automobile Manufacturing Company hit the amazingly low US$250.
The Model R was a higher Trim level of the Model N with a larger body and wheels covered by full Fender (vehicle). An oil lamp was also added, and $150 separated the Model R from the $600 base Model N. The Model R was only produced in 1907, from April through October, and 2500 were sold.
The Model S was another adaptation of Model N. Ford's last right-hand-steering model, it featured a more modern cowl, with hood and fenders that flowed into full running boards. Another notable difference was the optional extra third "mother-in-law" seat behind the front bench. The basic model sold for $700. Extras such as a convertible top, gas lamps, as well as umbrella holders were available. 3750 cars were sold between 1907 and 1909.
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