In late January of 1907, Ford announced the creation of a high powered Gentleman's Roadster. Ford and National would each claim to have the first six cylinder roadster on the road. This article says Ford would produce 100 roadsters:
This 1959 publication listed the Ford 6-40 Roadster as one of it's greatest American sports cars, along with 24 other choices. Pretty good company:
Does not look red. What other colors did they offer?
I believe most K roadsters were red or light gray. However, Ford advertised "any color combination" the buyer wanted by 1908. This December 1906 article comparing features of 1907 cars shows the Ford K body color as "optional." I've found articles about new K's in with many colors, red, dark blue, brown, white and others. Henry Ford's personal K touring was maroon with gold striping and blue wheels:
Good to see you posting K/6-40 new's!! More to come i hope! Bud.
Great stuff Rob!! As always, so good to see and read.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Well, look at that! One manufacturer had already discovered the value of an all steel body in 1907.
Thanks Ken and Wayne.
Happy New Year friends! I've missed you....
Ya, Rob, we've missed reading about the adventures of Rob and the Model K also!
Yes...let's see some new video of you freezing your buns off running the K down the road!
Happy New Year Rob.
Keith, thanks. Denny, come on over, we'll take a brisk ride together.....
It took a while to find, but by mid 1908, the roadster was advertised in "any color combination." By then, Ford had announced they were only producing two models as they geared up for the T, the S Roadster and K Roadster:
I have always liked the early Ford script!!Bud.
Bud, so do I.
I found this article. By June, according to this, only S and K Roadsters are being turned out:
Ok, order has been restored...
As you may be able to see, my pleasure....
It's been a bear of a year, but time to put things behind me.
I just mailed my registration for the HCCA tour in Oklahoma just before Chickasha!
Rob, if you were ever in need of anything I would be willing to bet that there are folks on this forum from coast to coast that would come to your aid.
Here's to your well being...
Rob -- I'm glad to see that you're back in your hobby and back with us.
Mike, you should consider joining me on the HCCA tour. We'll have the fastest car, and if you stay with me, you'll have the loudest snoring roommate. Just a suggestion.
I'll give you a call later this morning.