OT - a real Ford Doctor's Coupe

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rob Heyen - Eastern Nebraska on Monday, May 16, 2016 - 08:06 pm:

In June 1908, the Crescent Auto Co. of Pittsburgh advertised the "Ford Doctor's Coupe:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kenneth W DeLong on Monday, May 16, 2016 - 09:39 pm:

1908,would that have been a model R or S?? Seems kind of quite but i say thanks Rob!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rob Heyen - Eastern Nebraska on Monday, May 16, 2016 - 10:07 pm:

Bud,
It looks like a Model S runabout chassis. The first mention of a Ford coupe says it is on a Model N chassis, however I believe the few that were produced were on an S runabout chassis. Below are two pics of an actual coupe owned by a Dr. Gayman. The two pics show the same car in front of the Doctor's office. However, the photos were taken at different times (different lights on the car,mdifferent front door on the office. One or both of these have been post d on the forum before:




Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jeff Beaumont on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 12:02 am:

It has to be a Model R chassis, because the N had step pates and the Model S had the short runningboard like a T Torpedo. Model R is the only one that has the long runningboard.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rob Heyen - Eastern Nebraska on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 12:10 am:

The Ford Model S Runabout was almost identical to the Model R, except the R had a rounded deck trunk, and 30 inch wheels, vs. 28 in. on the S Runabout:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rob Heyen - Eastern Nebraska on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 12:15 am:

To confuse things a bit more, the first coupes were advertised on Model N chassis:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Don Watson -Florence,Colorado on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 10:55 pm:

Because of the Date (1907) wouldn't this be a Model R?

-Don


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rob Heyen - Eastern Nebraska on Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 09:16 am:

Don, the first ad is from January of 1908. Most of the coupes sold according to Ford audit info were sold in FY 1908. I suspect some of the few coupes produced may have used R, N but mostly S fenders and running boards.

The coupe on the photo may have an S or R trunk. If the wheels are 30", probably R, if 28" then prob S.


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