1896 | Ford Quadricycle

 

EUR 53,542 JPY 7,733,608 BGN 104,717 CZK 1,302,249 DKK 398,256 GBP 45,500 HUF 21,985,956 PLN 251,664 RON 263,320 SEK 584,625 CHF 52,969 ISK 7,961,697 NOK 563,556 HRK 404,376 RUB 6,275,177 TRY 1,050,794 AUD 84,211 BRL 294,604 CAD 77,031 CNY 393,405 HKD 439,028 IDR 881,578,297 ILS 194,143 INR 4,641,664 KRW 74,469,975 MXN 1,111,179 MYR 247,905 NZD 88,735 PHP 3,128,567 SGD 76,490 THB 1,975,914 ZAR 971,000

 

Ford Quadricycle

Ford Quadricycle

Ford Quadricycle

Ford Quadricycle

Ford Quadricycle

Ford Quadricycle

Ford Quadricycle

Ford Quadricycle

Ford Quadricycle
Ford Quadricycle
Ford Quadricycle
Ford Quadricycle
Ford Quadricycle
Ford Quadricycle
Ford Quadricycle
Ford Quadricycle
1896 | Ford Quadricycle

EUR 53,542 JPY 7,733,608 BGN 104,717 CZK 1,302,249 DKK 398,256 GBP 45,500 HUF 21,985,956 PLN 251,664 RON 263,320 SEK 584,625 CHF 52,969 ISK 7,961,697 NOK 563,556 HRK 404,376 RUB 6,275,177 TRY 1,050,794 AUD 84,211 BRL 294,604 CAD 77,031 CNY 393,405 HKD 439,028 IDR 881,578,297 ILS 194,143 INR 4,641,664 KRW 74,469,975 MXN 1,111,179 MYR 247,905 NZD 88,735 PHP 3,128,567 SGD 76,490 THB 1,975,914 ZAR 971,000

 

United Kingdom

 
Convertible / Voiturette
2/3 kw/hp
Richard Biddulph

Vintage & Prestige Fine Motor Cars

  • Vehicle details

    Vehicle data
    Make Ford
    Model Quadricycle
    Model name Quadricycle
    Year of manufacture 1896
    Chassis number TBA
    Technical details
    Body style Convertible
    Body detail Voiturette
    Power (kw/hp) 2/3
    Cubic capacity (ccm) 1,050
    Cylinders 2
    Steering Right (RHD)
    Transmission Manual
    Drive Rear
    Fuel Petrol
    Individual configuration
    Exterior colour Others
    Manufacturer colour name -
    Interior colour Others
    Interior material Others
    Optional equipment
    Rechtslenker

Description

1896 Ford Quadricycle Replica
An exact replica of Henry Fords first car that starts runs & drives identically to the original. A real Museum piece similar to the Benz Patent Motorwagen we have.
The Ford Quadricycle was the first vehicle developed by Henry Ford. Ford's first car was a simple frame with an ethanol-powered engine and four bicycle wheels mounted on it.
The earliest cars were hand built, one by one, and very expensive. The peculiar machines were seen as toys for the rich. In the 1890s, the "horseless carriage" was a relatively new idea, with no one having a fixed, universal idea of what a car should look like or how it should work. Most of the first car builders were inventors, rather than businessmen, working with their imaginations and the parts they had on hand. Thus, the invention of the Quadricycle marks an important innovation as a proto-automobile that would lay the foundation for future, with more practical designs to follow.

On June 4, 1896 in a tiny workshop behind his home on 58 Bagley Avenue, where the Michigan Building now stands. Ford put the finishing touches on his pure ethanol-powered motor. After more than two years of experimentation, Ford, at the age of 32, had completed his first experimental automobile. He dubbed his creation the "Quadricycle," so named because it ran on four bicycle tires, and because of the means through which the engine drove the back wheels. The success of the little vehicle led to the founding of the Henry Ford Company and then later the Ford Motor Company in 1903.
The two cylinder engine could produce 4 horsepower. The Quadricycle was driven by a chain. The transmission had only two gears (first for 10 mph (16 km/h), 2nd for 20 mph (32 km/h)), but Ford could not shift into second gear due to lack of torque and did not have a reverse gear.
The tiller-steered machine had wire wheels and a 3 US gal (11 L) fuel tank under the seat.Ford test drove it on June 4, 1896, after various test drives, achieving a top speed of 20 mph (32 km/h). Ford would later go on to found the Ford Motor Company and become one of the world's richest men.

Today the original Quadricycle resides at The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan. We understand the Ford Foundation values thier example slightly higher then the one we have for sale!!!
Richard Biddulph 07967 260673


We accept Credit/Debit Cards.
Part Exchange welcome.
Weekend & evening viewings OK.
Viewings by appointment :

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  • Condition & Registration

    Registered
    Ready to drive
    Vehicle-ID: 257447
    Dealer Vehicle-ID: 1105

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Globe Industrial Estate 9
United Kingdom RM17 6ST Grays
+44 7967 260673
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Vintage & Prestige Fine Motor Cars
Richard Biddulph
Globe Industrial Estate 9
United Kingdom RM17 6ST Grays
+44 7967 260673
+44 7967 260673
Richard Biddulph
Globe Industrial Estate 9
United Kingdom RM17 6ST Grays
+44 7967 260673
+44 7967 260673
Richard Biddulph
Vintage & Prestige Fine Motor Cars
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