My neighbor found this in somes things he bought at an auction. At the bottom says it was the first Ford advertised in "The Saturday Evening Post". Is it a 1903?
Yes, with the optional rear tonneau.
I like that the moniker "BOSS" was used by ford as far back as 1903.
From the online encyclopedia. The ad appeared before the first reported sale.
First sale July 20, 1903. Last sale January 10, 1905.* Approximately 1750 were made, beginning with serial number one. (Serial numbers 1, 2, and 3 apparently were never sold. Perhaps they were kept by Ford executives.) The Model A was superseded by the Model AC (a Model A with a Model C engine) which continued the serial number sequence of the Model A.**
Bore/Stoke 4 by 4 inches
Cylinders 2 opposed
Wheelbase 72 inches
Tread 55 inches
Price $750. Tonneau, $100.
Leather top, $50. Rubber top, $30
"...the most perfect machine on the market, having overcome all draw backs such as smell, noise, jolt, etc. common to all other makes of Auto Carriages."
I love it. Ours is better, the other guys' is junk! And some people think things have changed....
I notice the name Fordmobile under the picture - that name didn't catch on as it did with Olds..