1904 Ford Model B Four

The Model B Four represented a dramatic shift in direction for Ford. With a four-passenger body accented by polished wood and brass trim, the Model B was truly elegant. It was also expensive. Mechanically, a shaft drive and rear hub brakes set this $2,000 vehicle apart from other Fords. Very few Model Bs were manufactured, making it one of the rarest of the Alphabet Ford Cars. This car is serial number '1' and made its debut, amidst much excitement, at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair.

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Debuting in 1904, the Ford Model B was a classy touring vehicle that was the first model by Ford to use the front-engine layout. The large 24 hp 4-cylinder engine was placed at the front behind a conventional radiator. The Ford Model B was the upscale high end vehicle that cost %242,000. Three years into production, Ford had to face facts. Sales were unfortunately much slower than the Model....
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#1#2#3Ford
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)
1901Locomobile (1,561)Columbia (1,427)Winton (686)
1900Columbia (1,393)Locomobile (767)Winton (218)
1899Columbia (387)Locomobile (337)Winton (106)

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