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.
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
Category:Cars introduced in 1904
Category:Cars powered by boxer engines
Category:Cars powered by 2-cylinder engines
Category:Motor vehicles manufactured in the United States