Ford Model N
Total Production: 13,250 1906 - 1908
The Ford Model N was introduced in 1906 and served as a successor and a further evolution of the Model A, C, and F. It was an inexpensive, entry-level vehicle that was powered by a four-cylinder engine that offered a modest 15 horsepower. Production would continue until 1908 with a total of around 7000 examples produced.
The Model N, R, and S introduced several key technical advancements such as a bevel-topped radiator with tall neck, foot-operated planetary transmission, and 'backwards dish' steering wheel with column-mounted spark and throttle controls. The soon-to-be introduced Model T would have a cast en block engine (with vanadium steel) and removable cylinder head, thermosyphon cooling and transverse-leaf springs. The Model N, on the other hand, had cylinders cast in pairs and cooled by a complicated water pump embedded in the bottom of the radiator. The rear suspension was comprised of longitudinal full-elliptic springs.
By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2008