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xgojim

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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 4:52:34 PM

One of the oldest surviving cars sold by Ford Motor Co. is back in the hands of the Ford family. Bill Ford Jr., executive chairman of the Dearborn automaker, was the winning bidder — spending $264,000 — in an auction earlier this fall for an original 1903 Ford Model A Rear Entry Tonneau. Previously, the winning bidder of the October auction in Hershey, Pa., had not been revealed by RM Auctions, an automobile auction house. The car is now in Dearborn, where it will help kick off a yearlong celebration of the 150th anniversary of Henry Ford's birth. Henry Ford was founder of the Ford Motor Co. "The legacy of Henry Ford includes many lessons from the past that can help us shape our future and make it better," Bill Ford Jr. said at an employee event Tuesday.
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blupupher
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 9:03:25 AM

well somebody has money to waste on a 109 year old car.
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E-Squirrel
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 8:39:57 PM

Okay, I stand corrected. Ford actually built two entirely different model "A" vehicles.
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E-Squirrel
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 8:33:42 PM

The author of this piece is pretty ignorant of automotive history, and also seems incapable of checking his facts.

If the car was truly a 1903 model, with would have been a Model T, not a Model A, which didn't enter production until 1928.
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BlueberryFocus
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 7:00:47 PM

That's pretty cool!
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ObieDog
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 5:50:27 PM

Interesting price.
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Skunk63
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 10:17:33 AM

Not newsworthy? I find it interesting.
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jeffbone
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 10:05:33 AM

"Not Newsworthy"
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sciotosix
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 9:49:49 AM

Keeping it in the family.
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REBELFAN39
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 8:27:30 AM

Probally cost that much new, without the last three zeros!
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StArrow68
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 5:09:25 AM

Interesting, most folks recognize the 1927 to 31 Model A, and the prior Model T and don't know that the A Model was originally from 1903 to 04. Anything that's made it to age 110 and running is cool.
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 2:53:13 AM

Cool
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ExplorerWA
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 1:18:06 AM

Interesting story.
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Yooperheart
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 12:28:48 AM

Now if he would look into selling the lions.....
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mpg611
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:48:42 PM

Only $264K in an auction? I thought it wouldve been sold for at least $500K.
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agrico
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:40:40 PM

Sounds like he had a lot of incentive to buy it and plenty of money
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:38:02 PM

Good for him.
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MidNJ
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:20:52 PM

From the article:

"The Model A Rear Entry Tonneau sold for less than half of its 2007 closing bid of $630,000, according to RM Auctions. It had last gone to auction in 2010, receiving a high bid of $325,000, but that amount did not meet the auction reserve."

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Seems it lost almost $400,000 in value since 2007. Bill Ford got a great buy!
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:16:34 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:15:27 PM

A true classic.
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:06:10 PM

Nice story
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 9:11:26 PM


Well I guess this is one thing no other car maker or owner can copy.
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 8:42:39 PM

What goes around comes around.
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elhefe2003
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 8:26:19 PM

Thats cool. Rode in a Model A when I was a kid..
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 7:18:24 PM

Good to have it!
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 6:42:01 PM

Bet ford is very happy!!!!
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 6:38:34 PM

WON-derful -- Bet ford is very happy about the find AND the purchase.
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 6:33:41 PM

ok
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playtimeCLE
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 6:24:02 PM

Kind of a feel good story here.
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 6:12:05 PM

NICE! Very, very nice vehicle! Bill Ford, great job!

Good article. xgojim, Thank you for posting this.
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 6:06:11 PM

This is nice to see.
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 5:53:16 PM

Great to see Ford with the original.
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 5:45:31 PM

back where it belongs, nice job bill
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 5:31:05 PM

Can't wait to see it.
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LostInNY
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 5:27:13 PM

As if he really needs another one...
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 5:03:15 PM

It will show up at the Ford museum sometime.
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xgojim
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 4:54:30 PM

No govt money required!
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