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Tech of the past: Model B Touring

Most people are familiar with the Model A and the Model T, but Ford went through all the letters in between too. This image is of a Model B touring car from 1905. This model did not sell very well, but it revolutionized the rear axle and driveshaft design so much so that it was used on Ford cars until 1948. The Model B cost $2,000 (3 years, 9 months average salary) and had 24 horsepower.

Photo by Wally Bahny for TechRepublic

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