Ford Model T Ambulance

Automobile manufacture in the United States was not interrupted during World War I, but in 1917 and 1918 most American automakers produced some form of military vehicles. Among the best known are Dodge touring cars used for staff transport and ambulances built on GMC chassis. The sturdiness and ubiquity of the Model T Ford made it, too, a candidate for war work, and Ford delivered 5,745 ambulances during the conflict. In all, the company supplied 39,000 vehicles of all types to the nation and its allies during the period.

This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in October of 2010 at the Hershey Lodge, Hershey, Pennsylvania.

20 bhp, 176.7 cu. in. four-cylinder inline L-head engine, two-speed planetary transmission, solid front axle with transverse semi-elliptic leaf spring, live rear axle with transverse semi-elliptic leaf spring, transmission brake and two-wheel mechanical drum brakes. Wheelbase: 100".

Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Copyright Darin Schnabel

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