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(Fox News)   World's oldest Ford headed to auction. Surely some Star Wars fanboy will snap Harrison up in a heartbeat   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, Star Wars, fanboy, RM Auctions, Ford Motor Co.  
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2012-09-08 12:16:37 PM  
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I'm a stickler for accuracy so I will point out that this car is one of the first manufactured by the Ford Motor Company. It is not, however, "the first Ford".

That honor belongs to the Ford Quadricycle:

"Today the original Quadricycle resides at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan."  (pops)
2012-09-08 10:43:42 AM  
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Okay, I had to go look this up, but 'rear-entry' here refers to how backseat passengers get in. While 'tonneau' now refers to a seat or cargo cover, it started as it's used here, as a rear seat with a rounded shape. (The word originally meant 'barrel' or 'cask' in French.) The tonneau was an optional add-on to these 'runabout' cars. Most of them had a trunk instead.

'Rear-entry' here refers to how you get into the tonneau. If you look, you'll see that it would be very awkward, and maybe difficult, to get into that seat from the front or side. Early tonneaus, like this one, were accessed from the rear of the vehicle. (Tonneau and later back seat doors came along later.) 

You can now blame me for the rest of the sophomoric jokes to inevitably follow.
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