Thanks for posting. Ford Model S Runabout with recorded sales and shipments from Ford of mid-Aug 1907 to the end of Sep 1908 [and probably a few left over models sold later].
It has the factory running boards and fenders that were used on both the 1907 Model R Runabout and the Model S Runabout [but not the N Runabout or the S-Roadster]. But the pointed deck makes it a Model S Runabout rather than a Model R Runabout. [And the running boards mean it is not a Model N Runabout -- as those are the factory running boards & fenders and do not appear to have been added by the owner.] You can also see that the chassis is the lighter cream color which was the color combination announced by Ford to help distinguish the Model S from the Model R that was often painted all dark green. The Model S and Model N except for the early 1906 Model Ns both had 28 x 3 wheels all around and tires while the Model R Runabout and S-Roadster used 30 x 3 wheels and tires all around.
Again, thank you for posting it. And of course if you or anyone else runs across a higher resolution photo we would like to obtain a copy to help document the paint scheme.
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Also note that the tires are not white -- red or tan maybe?
As for the tires, it is my understanding that the natural color of the rubber used to manufacture tires for early automobiles was more gray than white.
The rubber compound used in manufacturing the white tires we see today has been treated with a bleaching process.
Maybe others that are closer to the tire manufacturing process than me can correct me if my understanding is in error, and or enlighten us further.
are the headlights and forks correct for that car, or aftermarket item?
Looks exactly like my 1908 Model S runabout--except for the lights. Paul