The designation Ford Model B, like Ford Model A, was actually used for two different automobiles. The first was produced in 1904-05 and is among the earliest Ford Motor Company products. The second Model B was an improvement of the second Model A and entered production for the 1932 model year.
Strictly speaking the Model B was a four-cylinder car, but it was at this time that Ford began producing a very similar car with a V-8 engine that was marketed as a Model 18 which is considered by some to be a higher-powered version of the Model B. Until this time, Ford had always produced only one basic car at a time.
Today the 1930s Model B is a highly collectible car that people will pay thousands to restore, but when they were first getting old the Model Bs and V-8s were frequently altered into hot rods.