Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Road
1924 Ford Model T Touring
The Ford Model T (colloquially known as the "Tin Lizzie", "Leaping Lena", "jitney" or "flivver") is an automobile produced by Ford Motor Company from October 1, 1908, to May 26, 1927. It is generally regarded as the first affordable automobile, which made car travel available to middle-class Americans. The relatively low price was partly the result of Ford's efficient fabrication, including assembly line production instead of individual hand crafting.
For consignment, a "flivver" in touring T form. This beauty has been restored some time ago but still shows well and would make a splendid display and show/parade car. It runs great thanks to a recent tune up and new Kevlar bands in the transmission and is beautifully crafted with a steel structure and clean drivetrain. A rare example in great condition and it runs like an old stopwatch.
Starting upfront we note an all metal construction cowled hood, black painted corral framing the radiator and side flanking independent from the hood fenders and running boards with textured finish to make entrance and exit less slippery. All steel is painted simple black and was the only color available during this production era, earlier and later built cars had multiple color choices. Beautifully finished black steel makes up the passenger compartment and a second set of simple curved fenders are on the back above the wheels and protect the passengers from mud and dirt. Of note, this is a 3 door model as the driver's door, while outlined, is nonfunctional and does not open. Upfront the flat windshield fronts the tall black vinyl top. The top shows with a few minor tears and can easily be folded down for some wind in your hair motoring. Black painted 30" wood spoked wheels are wrapped by thin rubber pneumatic tires on all 4 corners.
Simplicity and utilitarian abound, but it does not take away from the beauty of the interplay of black vinyl that makes up the buggy style seats both front and rear. A wide black rimmed steering wheel juts out on an angle from the very simple dash and has a few levers to play with for engine performance. The dash is the ignition switch and headlight switch, no fancy gauges here. The typical 3 pedal model T setup is seen, and a handbrake also on the floor, which is covered with a black Ford logo floor mat.
A recently tuned up 177ci of 4-cylinder power is under the cowled hood. This engine codes out to have been built somewhere in January of 1924, so it actually could be the original engine. A 1-barrel carburetor is atop, and a 2-speed planetary transmission with new kevlar bands is on back sending power to a 3.63 geared rear axle.
Plenty of black painted wood with no rot or structural problem for the floor pans just some surface rust on the usual suspects. A steel frame holds the body tightly, and the rear axle, front steering, and drivetrain are attached to it as well. Mechanical drum brakes on the rear and a stock exhaust system complete our underside tour.
Parking brake set, neutral assured, fuel turned on, timing retarded, a little bit of hand throttle engaged and ignition turned on. I was ready for the cranking of a lifetime, but before I started my crack decoder pointed out that this car is equipped with an electric starter...my shoulder and left arm thanked him kindly. A push of the floor button and a few quick spins and the flivver sprung to life. I had to reacclimate myself to the non-standardized pedal arrangement and within a few minutes I was comfortable and off to the test track for a tour. Great tight steering and a real attention getter, it rode just fine, albeit a bit primitively, but hey its A Model T not a Mercedes!
Wonderfully preserved showing in finely with black steel and the benefit of an open touring car. Truly reminiscent of the original Henry Ford concept that brought America away from the horse drawn carriage to the automobile. A serious look for the collector that needs something that not everyone has.
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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