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Automotive > 1906 Ford

1906 Ford

Back in the 1960s my dad got tired of the stock market, so he 'invested' in a 1906 Model N Ford.

He bought it at an auction for $14,000 and it ran, but every time he got it going, the radiator would start leaking, so he only drove it a couple of times in the 4 or 5 years that he owned it. It was in excellent restored condition, just beautiful, really.

The tires were narrow, with the words 'non skid' making up the tread.

Finally, he sold it to an 'investor' in the Netherlands, and I don't know if he made a profit.

posted on Mar 26, 2012 10:15 PM ()


He paid 14,000 for this how long ago was this?Seemed a lot of cash there.
I thought that it was a Match Box toy(kidding)
comment by fredo on Mar 27, 2012 2:16 PM ()
When I was in high school, back in the dark ages, I dated a boy who had a Hupmobile. I had never heard of that car, before or since.
comment by boots586 on Mar 27, 2012 11:55 AM ()
very cool!
comment by kristilyn3 on Mar 27, 2012 11:27 AM ()
One of our neighbors has a 1921 ford and one of my exes has 3--he drives them all around to car shows--no, not at the same time!
comment by greatmartin on Mar 27, 2012 8:31 AM ()
The neighbor around the corner from me in Colorado had a 1920s car there last summer. If they bring it again, I want them to come over and take pictures of it with my cabins because they are the same vintage.
reply by troutbend on Mar 27, 2012 9:18 AM ()
Did the fellow from the Netherlands 'drive' it home?
comment by jondude on Mar 27, 2012 7:03 AM ()
Funny thought. He must have sold it through a broker, or maybe a car auction, because we never heard a lot of details about that sale. Maybe he didn't come near to getting his money back, and wasn't proud of it.
reply by troutbend on Mar 27, 2012 9:15 AM ()
These days those cars look like toys. Everyone needs a hobby.
comment by tealstar on Mar 27, 2012 5:09 AM ()
The main thing I remember about that car (aside from the radiator was always off being fixed) is that the gas tank is under the seat, and a seat cushion was removed to fill it. They used a ruler for a gas gauge.
reply by troutbend on Mar 27, 2012 9:13 AM ()
That is something Ted would love.
comment by elderjane on Mar 27, 2012 4:52 AM ()
In the sense that it wasn't very reliable so he couldn't drive it very far, it reminds me of that El Camino Ted had that wasn't very reliable. Lovely spring day here.
reply by troutbend on Mar 27, 2012 9:10 AM ()

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