World’s Only Flying Ford 5-AT-C Trimotor Offered For Sale

A 1928/29 Ford 5-AT-C Trimotor (S/N 74 / N414H) touted as the “only one flying in the world” has hit the market. The listing states (in part):

1928 Ford 5AT-C Trimotor, A Very Historic And Original Trimotor, S/N 74, 16,508 TTSN, Low Time Engines, Compete Records, Former Grand Canyon Airlines Plane… This aircraft is serial number 74, the 155th Ford Tri-motor built. Its first flight was September 4, 1929. It operated as a Ford Motor Company factory demonstrator aircraft. During this period the aircraft was equipped with twin metal floats, accumulating 249 hours as a seaplane. This aircraft has complete records and history since delivery.

The machine is described as “very historic and original” and “in excellent condition.” Its three Pratt & Whitney R-985 engines have 16.5 SMOH by Aero Engines, 368.5 SMOH by Covington Engines and 287.3 SMOH by Aero Engines. The aircraft is located in California and is currently being offered for $1,400,000. Click here and here to check out complete listings.

(Photo: D. Miller from IL. USA via Wikimedia Commons)