1913 Ford Model T SpeedsterSOLD
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Estimate: $30,000-$40,000 US

Offered Without Reserve

AUCTION RESULTS: Lot was Sold at a price of $14,300

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"

Since its inception, the Ford Model T was the most affordable and attainable car on the road. In its 19 years of production, it would serve as the benchmark automobile for the Ford Motor Car Company by ushering the relatively small and innocuous car company into the world market. Now truly an icon, Henry Ford ĺ s proud little motor car awakened a nation to a faster and more reliable means of transportation.

Although the belief continues that all Model Ts were alike, that is incorrect. Changes were constantly made, yet most of these were not critical parts and therefore essential parts were interchangeable from one model year to any other. In 1914 the Model T underwent a few changes: the doors were now inset into the side panels and the body metal was extended further back across the rear door sills, which resolved an earlier issue of overall strength in construction. Other changes included slight revisions to the fenders, which made them sturdier, and more secure.

For those first owners who wanted excitement and sporting fun in 1914, a Model T was an easy conversion to a Speedster, much as the case with many cars of the period. Driving a Model T is always an experience, but the added wind-in-the-face Speedster brings more smiles per mile than many faster, but also more complicated classics.

The 1914 Ford Model T Speedster presented here has resided much of its life in a museum in Chatsworth, Georgia. Before then, records indicate that it was owned by a Ford dealer in Virginia. The Speedster was treated to a restoration, which was completed in the mid-nineties. Since that time it has been shown in several local shows and parades in the Southeastern United States. Still quite presentable, with an assortment of brass livery, original painted wood wheels, and being a proficient running example, this sporting Model T would be an exciting car to take on a Brass and Gas tour or any other Model T friendly event.

Reference Number 11161

as of 7/12/2007

Car 1913 Ford Model T Speedster
VIN 4300012 
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