<b>1906 Ford MODEL F 16HP TWIN CYLINDER SIDE ENTRANCE TONNEAU</b><br />Engine no. F3467
Lot 194
1906 Ford MODEL F 16HP TWIN CYLINDER SIDE ENTRANCE TONNEAU
Sold for € 94,300 (US$ 108,162) inc. premium

Den Hartogh Sale

23 Jun 2018, 11:00 CEST

Hillegom

Lot Details
<b>1906 Ford MODEL F 16HP TWIN CYLINDER SIDE ENTRANCE TONNEAU</b><br />Engine no. F3467 <b>1906 Ford MODEL F 16HP TWIN CYLINDER SIDE ENTRANCE TONNEAU</b><br />Engine no. F3467 <b>1906 Ford MODEL F 16HP TWIN CYLINDER SIDE ENTRANCE TONNEAU</b><br />Engine no. F3467 <b>1906 Ford MODEL F 16HP TWIN CYLINDER SIDE ENTRANCE TONNEAU</b><br />Engine no. F3467 <b>1906 Ford MODEL F 16HP TWIN CYLINDER SIDE ENTRANCE TONNEAU</b><br />Engine no. F3467 <b>1906 Ford MODEL F 16HP TWIN CYLINDER SIDE ENTRANCE TONNEAU</b><br />Engine no. F3467 <b>1906 Ford MODEL F 16HP TWIN CYLINDER SIDE ENTRANCE TONNEAU</b><br />Engine no. F3467 <b>1906 Ford MODEL F 16HP TWIN CYLINDER SIDE ENTRANCE TONNEAU</b><br />Engine no. F3467 <b>1906 Ford MODEL F 16HP TWIN CYLINDER SIDE ENTRANCE TONNEAU</b><br />Engine no. F3467
1906 Ford MODEL F 16HP TWIN CYLINDER SIDE ENTRANCE TONNEAU
Engine no. F3467

THE MODEL F

Although director pressure had necessitated the introduction of the four-cylinder car in the range, Ford was not done yet with the twin-cylinder engine and introduced a final derivative – the Model F – in 1905. Larger and more sturdy than its predecessors, the Model F was powered by a 16hp engine, and with it again came the need for increased cooling capacity. The water tank now joined the gasoline tank underneath the 'faux' French style bonnet/nose. All of this was fitted to a longer wheelbase, atop which could be a runabout or a side entrance tonneau similar in style to those now fitted to the Canadian Model Cs. As on the later versions of those cars, full running boards were mounted to each side of the car from 1906.
Contemporary advertising for the Model F promoted both the qualities of their product and the suggestion of buying a proper car, numerous pieces stated 'Don't experiment – Just buy a Ford' and followed this up with tag lines of 'Experience is the key to Automobile Construction and we have the key'. In Automobile Review in February 1905, they were more pronounced 'Model 'F' has behind it the prestige of "Ford Success". It is designed for Automobile users who want a practical and useful touring car at a price which makes such a vehicle a profitable investment, rather than an expensive luxury. For actual reliability, attractive style and economy of maintenance the Ford Model "F" is easily ahead of any two-cylinder car made.'
If one separates the A from the AC, the Model F was now the most numerous production Ford with 1250 units delivered in 1905 and 1906. Once again, the survival ratio is exceptionally poor, it is suggested that perhaps two score remain.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This is an example of the four-seater configuration for the Model F, which as on its predecessors could be detached. As new the price point for them was $1,200 originally, later falling to $1,000. Model F carries engine number F3467. According to existing information concerning the delivery information for these cars available with Pate's Early Ford Automobile Encyclopedia, this would have been delivered on 4 April 1906 to the Corn Belt Auto Company of Waterloo, Iowa, who would later be prominent REO and Overland suppliers. Coincidentally, Mr. Pate reports that by the 1990s, the car was still in Iowa, where it was owned by a Henry Dessel.

The Model F was acquired for the collection in America in 1998, where it would seem that it had been freshly restored. The quality of the workmanship and finish of the paintwork and upholstery was clearly carried out to a very high standard. Today, the Model F presents beautifully in its rich olive-green paint scheme, highlighted with black molding lines and light cream/straw running gear.

The car has the incredible presence and style that its original marketing promoted.
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