I'm in Kansas City at my daughter's basketball tournament, so, searching old Ford information between games.
This is the second 1906 Ford Model K color article I've encountered. The first said the Model K shown at the 1906 N.Y. Auto Show was black.
This account appeared in the May 6th, 1906 Philadelphia Enquirer newspaper, and said the car delivered was brown.
I've not seen an early Ford documented painted brown before (although I know of a 1912 T that is ).
As long as we're at it, this article spells out new color combinations for Model N, along with information about the new Model R.
So red AND/OR maroon are correct as well as green? At least on the later '07s and '08s? The earlier '07s and '06s should be maroon. Some of the green runabouts had red chassis. Were most of the green cars cream chassis? Were all these colors on both Ns and Rs or were some on one model only?
I guess I need to ask Santa for a good book on early Fords. Is the best one the Pate book?
Thank you Rob!
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
This is my car [early 1906 #2] before it died on this property.
It seems to be a light colour with darker borders highlighted.
I thought Ns were all maroon or all drk green, so this was a surprise to me. Jerry Van who posts said his N had had a red chassis, as this article says some were.
Carl Pate's book is a great resource, and includes a CD with much more technical info.
I wondered about your car's original photo after seeing this. I would think the "brown" might be light brown with highlights like your car.
1906 K advertising also listed Royal Blue as a color.
I've found 07 K Roadsters listed as white, gray and red. Also, advertising said any color combination the buyer wished for 1907 and 1908.
Another Model N color combination. This article says a Ford runabout was purchased as a demo at the New York Auto Show (Dec 1907). it says "the black body is decorated with red, and the wheels are also red":
Ford Canada archive list model C in 1906 as having a red chassis with 9 x 32 sprockets
Yellow chassis ( model not noted ) also in 1906 with 9 x 36 and 9 x 40 sprockets
I'm aware of Model F with cream and/or yellow chassis. Do you think this applied to both C and F (sprocket, so C or F models)?
yellow chassis # 2130 to 2265 with omissions
# 2505 to 2537 with omissions
no model identification.
Rob, I thought I already sent this to you back in the spring, but my memory has been known to fail. I will send today
I cannot find your email email@example.com
You probably did.
So many Fords, so little time