Ford Model A (1903)
The oreeginal Ford Model A wis the first caur produced bi Ford Motor Company, beginnin production in 1903. Dr. Ernst Pfenning o Chicago, Illinois acame the first awner o a Model A on Julie 23, 1903. 1,750 caurs wur made frae 1903 through 1904. The Model A wis replaced bi the Ford Model C durin 1904 wi some sales owerlap.
The car came as a twa-seater runaboot or fower-seater tonneau model wi an option tae add a tap. The horizontal-muntit flat-2, situatit at the amidships o the caur, produced 8 hp (6 kW). A planetary transmission wis fittit wi twa forward speeds an reverse, a Ford signatur later seen on the Ford Model T. The caur weighed 1,240 lb (562 kg) an coud reach a top speed o 28 mph (45 km/h). It haed a 72 in (1.8 m) wheelbase an sauld for a base price o US$750 (equivalent tae $18100 today).. Options includit a rear tonneau wi twa seats an a rear door for $100 (equivalent tae $2413 the day), a rubber ruif for $30 $30 (equivalent tae $724 the day) or a leather ruif for $50 (equivalent tae $1207 the day)..
The company haed spent amaist its entire $28,000 (equivalent tae $675733 the day) initial investment funds wi anerlie $223.65 (equivalent tae $5397 the day) left in its bank accoont when the first Model A wis sauld. The success o this caur model generated a profit for the Ford Motor Company, Henry Ford's first successful business.
Although Ford advertised the Model A as the "maist reliable machine in the warld", it suffered frae mony problems common tae vehicles o the era, includin owerheatin an slippin transmission baunds. The Model A wis sold anerlie in red bi the factory, though some wur later re-paintit in ither colors.
Model AC 
Some 1904 Model A caurs wur equipped wi the lairger, mair pouerful ingine o the Model C an wur sauld as the Model AC.
- David L. Lewis (2005). 100 Years of Ford. Publications International, 16–17.
- Early Ford. Retrieved on 11 Februar 2010. .