1947 Ford Tractor
Number 8-N 275
This is the oldest known production Ford Tractor model 8-N known to exist. All casting numbers coincide with the serial number verifying this tractor to be authentic. With this low serial number it was probably built within the first couple of days of production in July of 1947.
By the end of production in 1952 there were 524076 model 8-N Ford tractors built. This tractor was located in Fort Ripley Minnesota and was purchased and brought to Monroe Michigan for restoration in 2003. When I decided to restore this tractor I was also trying to determine where the tractor could be best preserved and placed on permanent display.
I am presently interviewing institutions where it can be displayed. When and if, a proper facility is found it will be donated to that institution.
Tractor Donated To Museum
The Early Ford V-8 Club Grand National meeting was held in Dearborn Michigan in July of 2008. It was at this meeting that this tractor and plow was donated to the Ford V-8 Foundation Museum in Auburn Indiana where it is now on permanent display. In donating this tractor to the museum I received the first ever Preservation Award given by the Foundation. I hope you have an opportunity to visit the Museum in your travels and see all of the Ford products they have on display. You can also find information on the museum on their website at: http://www.fordv8foundation.org/
This tractor was owned and restored by Marvin Baumann