OT - Ford compared with Pierce Arrow, 1906

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2014: OT - Ford compared with Pierce Arrow, 1906
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rob Heyen - Nebraska on Monday, February 17, 2014 - 10:46 pm:

Continuing with the comparison, in 1906, Ford Motor Company introduced the revolutionary six cylinder Model K (first deliveries in April) and the Model N (deliveries began in July).

Forum comments spurred me on to these comparisons. One forum comment:

"Of course the Pierce outsold the Ford six by a wide margin. Any Pierce was a better car than a Ford K."

This comparison is between the Ford Model K and the least expensive Pierce Great Arrow, the 28-32 hp model. The Ford Model K brought several technological advances to market, including standard magneto, dual ignition, six cylinder, babbitt bearings, one piece valve, along with other advances. While Pierce Arrow and other high end cars offered amenities and appointments Ford did not, mechanically, Ford appears to have been on the cutting edge:





Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rob Heyen - Nebraska on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 06:48 am:

Next, comparing the Ford Six (K) with the Pierce Great Arrow Model 40-45PP. Almost the same number of each car were manufactured, with six Fords and no known Pierce cars of this model remaining (Pierce Arrow Society). Notable Ford features include the six cylinder, dual ignition with magneto and low cost.



Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Royce in Dallas TX on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 08:00 am:

The 1906 Pierce Great Arrow. This particular car has been well known to collectors for many decades. Its former owner was the flamboyant American Motors stylist Richard "Dick" Teague.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rob Heyen - Nebraska on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 08:50 am:

That is a beautiful car!

This links to video (HCCA library) of Bob Trevan starting and driving his 1906 Model K (#2):

https://www.hcca.org/EDU/presents.php?1906_Model_K_Ford


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