I've seen an early (1903) Model A with a low serial number listed as being the oldest Ford car. But I believe that the original Quadricycle is is the Henry Ford museum. Why is it not the oldest? Just wondering.
Likely a distinction between the Ford the man and Ford the company. The quadricycle was also not a production vehicle, more like a prototype.
But Henry did sell it to and later had to buy it back. According to Wikipedia:
"Ford sold his first Quadricycle* for $200 in 1896 to Charles Ainsley. He later built two more Quadricycles: one in 1899, and another in 1901. He eventually bought his first one back for $60. (according to Ford Museum records)
Tommy, first Ford Motor Company car, vs. first Henry Ford car. Good point that he did actually sell his first car. I believe his second or third, or Detroit Motor Company car still exists, off display at THF too. There is some confusion about that..