<b>1908 Ford Model S Runabout</b><br />Chassis no. 2267<br />Engine no. 2267

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Lot 200
1908 Ford Model S Runabout

Sold for € 43,700 (US$ 49,651) inc. premium

Den Hartogh Sale

23 Jun 2018, 11:00 CEST

Hillegom

1908 Ford Model S Runabout
Chassis no. 2267
Engine no. 2267

The second of the 'brace' of Model S Fords in the collection, this example dates from slightly later in the production sequence, but follows a similar format to the sister car, being of the Roadster rather than Runabout form, which cost $750 as new.

Its history within the collection can be traced back more than 20 years. The car was acquired by Hans Sjoerds in Hilversum in the autumn 1997 from the Ed Towe's 'Towe Antique Ford Collection' in Montana. It has importation date into Holland of 7th November 1997 and would pass to Mr. Den Hartogh at the beginning of 1998.

As purchased, the car is listed as being black in color. It is not certain whether this is a misprint, or whether it later was repainted. Either way, today it presents in a rich dark green scheme, with highlight coachlines in red. Contrasting this is the light-colored chassis and wheels, something that was not uncommon in period for American cars as it enabled greater visibility of components when they needed fixing on the side of a road or in a garage. A particularly nice feature of the car is its 'cape cart' hood which has been renewed in leather and gives the car both good looks and an impressive presence.

The car has clearly been the subject of a restoration and to a high standard, its paintwork being refurbished, and the upholstery accurately finished in rich black button back hides. It is assumed that this work was carried out prior to its arrival in the collection and that over the last 20 or so years will have been displayed rather than used.

A benchmark example of this pre-T model.
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<b>1908 Ford Model S Runabout</b><br />Chassis no. 2267<br />Engine no. 2267
<b>1908 Ford Model S Runabout</b><br />Chassis no. 2267<br />Engine no. 2267
<b>1908 Ford Model S Runabout</b><br />Chassis no. 2267<br />Engine no. 2267
<b>1908 Ford Model S Runabout</b><br />Chassis no. 2267<br />Engine no. 2267
<b>1908 Ford Model S Runabout</b><br />Chassis no. 2267<br />Engine no. 2267
<b>1908 Ford Model S Runabout</b><br />Chassis no. 2267<br />Engine no. 2267
<b>1908 Ford Model S Runabout</b><br />Chassis no. 2267<br />Engine no. 2267
<b>1908 Ford Model S Runabout</b><br />Chassis no. 2267<br />Engine no. 2267
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