<b>1908 Ford Model S Runabout</b><br />Chassis no. 756<br />Engine no. 756

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Lot 199
1908 Ford Model S Runabout

Sold for € 20,700 (US$ 22,511) inc. premium

Den Hartogh Sale

23 Jun 2018, 11:00 CEST


1908 Ford Model S Runabout
Chassis no. 756
Engine no. 756

Such was the popularity of the Model R, that the available product evaporated quickly and with the Model T around the corner, Ford had no intention of building more. But, ever one to please the public and maintain his dialogue with buyers, his solution was to blend the N and R. Preempting its successor, it was named the Model S. The 'S' utilized the lighter weight N body, and in Runabout form was a $700, being $50 less than the R model. An alternative was to pay the $50 extra for the Roadster, as evidenced here, which closely resembled the six-cylinder Model K Roadster bodies on smaller scale. The wings and running boards also pre-empted the Model T with a longer sweep and shorter running board. Ford's S filled the void, selling a considerable number at 2,350 Runabouts and 3,710 Roadsters, only the N sold more.

Arriving in the Netherlands on 20th February 1998, this car has therefore resided in the collection for more just over two decades. It was imported from Canada. This 'S' is in the striking 'fire engine red' scheme which was the offered color choice for the model. It contrasts with the other early pre-T cars in the collection in that it has clearly received a restoration at some point in its career and to judge from its condition most likely just prior to its acquisition. The paintwork, highlighted with white coachlines remains in very clean order and the upholstery, which has been renewed in deep button back black leather has been executed to a high-quality standard and shows very little wear.
<b>1908 Ford Model S Runabout</b><br />Chassis no. 756<br />Engine no. 756
<b>1908 Ford Model S Runabout</b><br />Chassis no. 756<br />Engine no. 756
<b>1908 Ford Model S Runabout</b><br />Chassis no. 756<br />Engine no. 756
<b>1908 Ford Model S Runabout</b><br />Chassis no. 756<br />Engine no. 756
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