The Ford Model C is an automobile that was produced by Ford Motor Company. Introduced in 1904, it was a revision of the Model A with a more modern appearance. It had a slightly more powerful engine and a 6-in-longer (15 cm) wheelbase. Built at the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, 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; it was replaced by the derivative Model F. Both Models A and C were produced at the same time, but the Model A could also be bought with a Model C engine, an option called the AC. The Model C engine was an opposed twin, giving at first and by 1905, with a claimed top speed of . The Model C two-seater was marketed as a "doctor's car" and sold for $850 ($ in dollars ), compared to the high-volume Oldsmobile Runabout at US$650, Western's Gale Model A at US$500, and the Success at a low US$250.Clymer, p.32. It offered a four-seater option for an additional $100. The top also cost extra: rubber $30, leather $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 gas tank was under the hood). The Model C was the first vehicle to be built at Ford Motor Company of Canada. File:1904 Ford Model C 10hp 2.0 Rear.jpg|Rear File:1905 Ford Model C Doctors Car.jpg|1905 Ford Model C Doctors Car


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