• Jan 20th 2007 at 7:36PM
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1903 Ford Model A Rear Entry Tonneau – Lot 247

So maybe you looked through the RM Auction catalog and saw the Bauer Duesenberg. The thought of having the last Duesie SJ ever built seemed appealing, but the price was a little out of your league and you prefer vehicles that are a bit older. Scanning through the rest of the lots you came across a unique Ford: A 1903 Ford Model A horseless carriage that had ties to the blue-oval-wearing vehicle in your driveway. Sure it only had 8 hp compared to the 325 in the supercharged Duesenberg, but you loved the look and heritage.

So you looked a little closer and realized this was a pretty special old Ford. One of the first ever made. And with a little more research, you discovered it's actually the oldest Ford in existence. If you bought it you'd have THE OLDEST FORD IN THE WORLD. That's something no other person could say. Well, they could, but they'd be lying. The auctioneers really played that aspect up trying to tempt museum and special collection owners. In the end, it brought pretty good money, but far less than the Duesie. For a mere $630,000 before fees, this old Ford found a new home.

[Source: RM Auctions]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Oldest replica or oldest parts? If it is the origional, I assume the parts have been replaced many times since in the restoration.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Carroll Shelby's Supersnake 427 A.C.Cobra just brought 5 million dollars and the oldest Ford brought a measly 630K...somethings just not right here....and why wouldn't someone from "The Henry Ford Museum" pay whatever it would take to get it ? Strange....Phil
      • 8 Years Ago
      I give up, why isn't this Ford on permanent display at Dearborn Village or in a Ford Company Museum?
      • 8 Years Ago
      630K is far too little for that car, thats not just the oldest Ford, thats the car that started a gradual path towards affordable cars and changed the industry forever! Strange "enthusiasts" at that auction.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Who bought it? I'm surprised Jay Leno wasn't there bidding, this seems right up his alley.

      I would have bet that this thing would easily go for millions.
      • 8 Years Ago
      i agree with both of you, ford shold have this car on permement display or it should of at least had a $1,000,000 reseve on it.
      • 8 Years Ago
      #4--Not true. Barrett-Jackson had its whole catalog at no reserve, but many of the vehicles at RM had reserves, and in fact, several of their featured cars failed to sell.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Uh-huhhuhuhhuhuhhuh, he said "rear entry".
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