Seal Cove Auto Museum, Antique Autos and Motorcycles from the Brass Era, Mount Desert Island, Maine
1908 Ford Model K
  • Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company, Detroit, Michigan 1903-present
  • Model: K
  • Cost new: $2,800 (Similar luxury vehicles sold for $3,500-$4,000)
  • Number produced: 350
  • Engine: 405 cubic inch inline
  • Transmission: Two-speed planetary with reverse via shaft drive
  • Suspension: Live axles with front semi-elliptical and rear full elliptical leaf spring
  • Cylinders: Six (cast iron jugs with integral head)
  • Brakes: Two wheel mechanical drums
  • Ignition: Two distinct systems; two spark plugs per cylinder, one battery, one magnet; the car could be run on either or both.

The Model K was Ford’s first and last in-line six cylinder engine until the 1940’s.