1907 Ford Model K

The Ford Model K was introduced in 1906 as a possible replacement for the Model B and to provide a luxury model to the Ford line-up. Equipped with a six-cylinder engine found in the front and powering the rear wheels, it was capable of producing 40 horsepower. The Model K sat atop a 114 inch wheelbase and could be ordered in standard touring or roadster bodywork.

It is considered the Ford Motor Company's first failure. The quality of the car was low and the sticker price was high, between $2500 to $3000 depending on the model and trim level. It was a departure from Ford's basic values, to provide affordable and dependable vehicles. The Model K was Fords last vehicle to feature a six-cylinder engine until 1941. The focus of the company went back to producing mass-produced and affordable vehicles. In 1908, production of the Model K ceased after only 900 examples produced.

Alexander Malcomson was one of the founding partners of the Ford Motor Company and a promoter of the luxury car line. He had felt that the evolving automobile market had a place for Ford in the production of luxury cars. When the Model K turned out to be a failure, he left the company. With Malcomson out of the company, Henry Ford became the majority shareholder. He shifted the company back to producing lightweight and durable vehicles. In October of 1908 the Model T was introduced and become the top-selling car in the world until it was discontinued in 1927.


by Daniel Vaughan | Mar 2008
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1907 Ford Model K vehicle information

6-40 Roadster

Henry Ford introduced the six-cylinder Model K in 1906. Originally offered only as a touring car, Ford quickly realized that there was a need for a sporty roadster. In November of 1907, the 6-40 Roadster was introduced at a price of $2,800. Capabl....[continue reading]

1907 Ford Model K vehicle information

Touring Car

Chassis Num: K816

The Ford Model K was powered by a 405 cubic-inch L-head six-cylinder engine with Holley updraft carburetor. It produced 40 horsepower and was sent to the rear wheels via a two-speed planetary transmission.....[continue reading]

6-40 Roadster
 
Touring Car
Chassis #: K816 


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$250-$2,800
1907 Model K
$2,800-$8,500

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Ford
1912Ford (78,440)Overland (28,572)Buick (19,812)78,440
1911Ford (69,762)Overland (18,745)Maxwell (16,000)69,762
1910Ford (32,053)Buick (30,525)Overland (15,598)32,053
1909Ford (17,771)Buick (14,606)Maxwell (9,460)17,771
1908Ford (10,202)Buick (8,820)Studebaker (8,132)10,202
1907Ford (14,887)Buick (4,641)Maxwell (3,785)14,887
1906Ford (8,729)Cadillac (3,650)Rambler (2,765)8,729
1905Oldsmobile (6,500)Cadillac (4,029)Rambler (3,807)1,599
1904Oldsmobile (5,508)Rambler (2,342)Cadillac (2,319)1,685
1903Oldsmobile (3,924)Cadillac (2,497)Locomobile (1,897)1,708
1902Locomobile (2,750)Oldsmobile (2,500)Columbia (1,583)

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