This Day, That Year – July 23

This Day, That Year – July 23

This day in history we feature Ford Model A. This was the first car the Ford Motor Company sold on this day in 1903.

Trivia – Ford Model A

The original Ford Model A is the first car produced by the Ford Motor Company, beginning production in 1903. Ernest Pfennig, a Chicago dentist, became the first owner of a Model A on this day. 1,750 cars were made from 1903 through 1904. The car came as a two-seater runabout for $800 or the $900 four-seater tonneau model with an option to add a top.

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The company had spent almost its entire $28,000 initial investment funds with only $223.65 left in its bank account when the first Model A was sold. The success of this car model generated a profit for the Ford Motor Company, Henry Ford’s first successful business. Although Ford advertised the Model A as the “most reliable machine in the world”, it suffered from many problems common to vehicles of the era, including overheating and slipping transmission bands. The Model A was sold only in red by the factory, though some were later repainted in other colors.

Source – Wikipedia

This day in history – Ford Model A


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