1908 Ford Model K

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  • Owner: Richard C. Paine, Jr. Automobile Charitable Trust
  • Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company (Detroit, Michigan 1903-present)
  • Model: K
  • Cost New: $2800
  • Number produced: 350
  • Engine: 6-cylinder; 405 cubic inch inline
  • Transmission: Two-speed planetary with reverse via shaft drive
  • Brakes: Two-wheel mechanical drums
  • Suspension: Live axles with front semi-elliptical and rear full elliptical leaf spring
  • Special features: Two distinct ignition systems - two spark plugs per cylinder, one battery, one magnet; the car could be run on either or both.
  • Additional info: The Model K was Ford’s first and last in-line six cylinder engine until the 1940’s.