The Conquest of Ben Nevis Ford Model T 1911

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This is a very rare 24 page booklet produced by Ford Motor Company shortly after Henry Alexander, a member of the Alexander family who were Ford main dealers in Edinburgh and the Lothians, took a Ford Model T to the top of Great Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, in 1911.

The car was driven and manhandled to the top and then driven down again by Alexander in what was a sensational demonstration of the Ford Model T. The booklet contains the full story of the effort and the climb, is well illustrated with a follow up article on the comments in the press and by individuals that followed and contemporary advertisements by component suppliers.

This booklet is over 100 years old and is damaged having lost its back cover which was merely greyboard with no text or photographs. So the booklet is otherwise complete.

It was given to me by George H Cutbush, Editor of Motor World magazine who had attended the climb. He remarked that on the way up the mountain the car was partially dismantelled and bits were carried due to some deep gullies with no timber around to stretch over them.

The price including postage to the UK and Europe is: £45
The price including postage to the USA and Rest of the World is: £48

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Price including postage to the UK and Europe is £45, Price including postage to the USA and Rest of the World is £48