Ford Model C

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Ford Model C
ManufacturerFord Motor Company
800 produced
PredecessorFord Model A
SuccessorFord Model F
Body style(s)2-seat runabout
rear-entry 4-seat tonneau
Transmission(s)3-speed planetary
DesignerHenry Ford
ManualsService Manual

The Ford Model C was introduced in 1904 and was a version of the first Ford Model A with more modern look, slightly more powerful engine and 15 cm (6 inches) longer wheelbase. It was the entry-level car in the Ford model lineup, slotting below the upscale Model B. Production ended in 1905 with 800 cars made. The Model C was replaced by the derivative Model F in 1905.

Both A and C was produced at the same time, but the Model A could also be bought with a Model C engine, an option called Ford Model AC. The Model C engine is a flat-2 giving 8 hp (6 kW) at first and 10 hp (7 kW) by 1905. The Model C was sold for $850, with the option of making it a four-seater for an extra $100. The top cost extra, rubber for $30 and leather for $50.

Although the Model C had a protruding front "box" like a modern car, unlike the flat-front Model A, this was purely ornamental — the engine remained under the seat.

The Model C was the first vehicle to be built at Ford Motor Company of Canada.