Ransley Veteran Car Collection
For a nostalgic journey through time, visit the Wonders of Wynyard. Home to a world-class Veteran Car Collection, including the equal oldest Ford in the world – the collection has been lovingly restored and is an outstanding showcase of Australian motoring history.
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"An oldie but a goodie"
The Model A was the first car manufactured by Ford after the establishment of the company in 1903. It has a 2 cylinder, horizontally-opposed, 8 horsepower engine with chain drive to the rear wheels. It weighs 1,250 lbs and has a 2 seater body. At first it was simply called The Ford, later to be designated as the Model A.
“The Everyman’s car”
Alanson P. Brush was the brilliant chief engineer for Leland, Falconer and Norton in Detroit, but left them to form his own Brush Motor Car Company in 1906. The Company only manufactured for 6 years, however Brush went on to become one of the most respected technical innovators of the motoring industry.
“One of the most important & rare Ford automobiles in existence”*
The Ford Model K, introduced in 1905, was a big, luxurious and elegant car by the standards of the day. It featured a polished brass radiator and headlights as well as the windscreen frame and other accoutrements. It had a large 6 cylinder engine producing 40 horsepower.
This is believed to be the only car of it’s kind in Australia. One of the Flying 15’s – a production model of exceptional quality that helped the company capture a 10% share of the French Automobile market at the time.
Child under 15 FREE (when accompanied by paying adult)
Group (15 or more): $4.50