Louis Scott was a friend and employee of Henry Ford. It appears Mr. Scott held many jobs while with Ford Motor Company, including conducting projects for Henry Ford. Below are recollections of the Ford family's Model K. Mrs. Ford's electric and Edsel Ford driving the K are also mentioned:
Sorta like your car back in Cecil Church time ?
One could wonder?!
I did notice one statement. "That" (the model K?) "was Henry's last car."
What about the coupe that was updated for nearly a decade for Henry Ford's personal use? Perhaps it was a company car? Perhaps Henry was required to personally purchase that K for his personal use? Did his wife's electric not count? Perhaps personally owning a million unsold cars in the company you personally own doesn't count? (Okay, now I am being ridiculous)
I would be curious to know if the model K he had was his personal car or not? It could go a ways to understand his feelings about the model K.
Thanks Rob! By the way, how are you doing?
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
I wonder if one of these is the car? I suspect it was the same color used on the Model N (maroon)? If the wheels were light blue it might look like white or cream colored in B&W photos. Mr. Louis also says it's the same K at Greenfield Village. It would be interesting to find out if it is indeed the same Model K.
Thank you, the ribs are mending.
I'm not sure what to make of the sentence "that was Henry's last car." Maybe from then on cars Henry Ford used were property of FMC (and he actually purchased or owned the Model K)?
It would be ironic if the last car Henry Ford bought and owned was the...despised....hated....Model K.
Always more to learn. Later I'll post an article about Edsel driving a Model K (when I'm able to find it).
Hi Rob.---These 2 ''Ks''could well be the same car ? --[ even though only one has the roof mounted ] at times of picture.
It's possible. I'll attempt to check with THF at some point to find out if they know the history of the Model K at the museum.
This article appeared in U.S. and U.K newspapers in August 1906. It describes Edsel driving a Ford "6-40":