Friday, October 02, 2015

Historic Ponca City: Lew Wentz Gets First New Ford in State -- 25 Dec 1927



WENTZ TO GET 1ST MODEL 'A'

PLACES ORDER FOR CAR WITH WIGTON CO.

Lew Wentz, Ponca City oil man, has purchased the first model A Ford motor car to be sold in Oklahoma.
    Mr. Wentz's order for the car, a coupe, has been placed with the Wigton Motor company here, and his signed order, together with a check signed by him for a deposit, have been placed with Wigton's.
    The oil man was given the first ride in one of the new Ford coupes when it was received here the other day and liked it so well he placed an immediate order for one of the cars. It will be used in conducting the affairs of his household and the estate at Lake Supreme, he told Glen L. Wigton.
    The car has not been delivered, but it will be when the first shipment for delivery to customers in Oklahoma is received.
    Mr. Wentz is shown on this page standing by the coupe in which he took the first ride given to a Ponca City prospect.

The Ponca City News, Sunday, December 25, 1927





1 comment:

Robert Wayne Moore said...

Elizabeth,

...Fascinating local history. In my line of work I've met a grandson of the founder of the original Ford dealership in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Dad