1915 Ford Model T Screen Side DeliverySOLD
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Estimate: $50,000-$60,000 US

AUCTION RESULTS: Lot was Sold at a price of $35,200

20bhp, 176.7 cu. in. cast iron L-head inline four-cylinder engine, two-speed planetary transmission with reverse, transverse leaf spring suspension and rear wheel mechanical brakes. Wheelbase: 100"

By 1915, Model Ts were rolling off the first assembly line in the company ’ s history, reducing chassis time by some eleven hours. It would also mark the first year Model Ts reached more than 300,000 units. In 1915, the Model T also underwent a few changes that included the addition of a new metal cowl section that tapered down to the aluminum hood, which now had louvers on the side panels. The rear fenders were curved to follow the outline of the wheel, enhancing the car ’ s overall look. And, for the first time, the headlamps were electrically powered courtesy of a magneto.

The 1915 Ford Model T Screenside Delivery Truck, like all other commercial Fords, would have been purchased new as a Model T chassis. The open chassis would then be sent to a truck builder to be fitted with any number of truck bodies or be taken home and cobbled together in a barn or back shop. The commercial Ford was perhaps the most important development to make use of the passenger car chassis. Whether it transported people, dry goods or produce, the commercial Model T came in many configurations, from articulated flatbeds to pickup trucks, open sided grocery haulers, closed delivery cabs and taxicabs – all based on the Model T. Ford did not start producing its own truck until 1917, and would continue to sell the bare chassis for many more years.

Extremely rare, the 1915 Model T Screen Side Delivery presented here features bodywork by the Parry Company of Indianapolis, Indiana. Jim Barth, a distinguished Model T restorer based in Troy, Michigan, restored the Model T to show quality standards in the mid-eighties. Following its restoration, the Screen Side earned several first place awards in competition. The Model T also participated in several touring events, where it proved to be a reliable performer. A well-known example, the Screen Side Delivery was featured on both the front and back covers of the Model T Times.

The versatility and creativity of both the Model T and early motorists is evident in this truck, and it stands as a wonderful example of the mechanical marvel that did nothing less than set the world on wheels.

Reference Number 11150

as of 7/12/2007

Car 1915 Ford Model T Screen Side Delivery
VIN 920732 
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