Ford Chassis 30 vehicle auction expected price $350,000 to $500,000 range
The oldest Ford car in the world is likely to go under the auctioneers hammer next month. This will be a 109 year old Ford…
This particular vehicle is the oldest surviving vehicle in existence today. It is this 1093 Ford Model A Rear Entry Tonneau that will be up for auction on October 11th and 12th at Hershey, Pennsylvania. Presently in the possession of John M O’Quinn, a lawyer in Houston, the prized Ford was commissioned at the Ford Mack Avenue Plant. It was later sold to a butte maker in 1903 for a princely sum of $880 after which it changed hands to O’Quinn in 2007 for $630,000.
The car comes with extensive documentation which details condition and history, including its five owners. RM Auctions had earlier tried to auction the car but received a high bid of only $325,000 short of its reserve price of $600,000 to $800,000. Though this Ford car is said to be the oldest surviving model, Carlton Pate III, an antique car collector and author of Pate’s Early Ford Automobile Encyclopedia states that the Model A up for auction is one of the oldest Ford cars but not the oldest as there was at least one other car that was shipped on that same day.