Bonhams | 2018-10-08 | Collectors Motorcars and Automobilia Auction Philadelphia Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum | Venue : Philadelphia, Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum
Lot No. : 108
Year : 1913
Engine Size : -
Engine No. : #323625
Estimate : US$ 10,000 - 15,000
US$ 9,856
Ford Model T Touring Car Sold


177ci Flathead Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
Single Updraft Carburetor
22.5bhp at 1,600rpm
Transverse Leaf Springs and Solid Axles Front and Rear
Rear-Wheel Mechanical Drum Brakes and Transmission Brake
*A highly original example of one of the most important automobiles
*Runs and drives very well
*Former long term private ownership
For years the Model T Ford was the backbone of car collecting. The perennial popularity of the T since its introduction has bred a vast number of collectors who have kept them alive. This has ensured that reference books, experienced mechanics, junk yards full of parts, and even newly manufactured reproduction parts and supplies have always been available to support the population of Model Ts in various stages of restoration and preservation.
To those who haven't experienced a great Brass T, they are about as much fun as you can have on four wheels. These cars exude charm and charisma like few other cars. Henry really got it right with the early Ford Ts and when properly set up they perform remarkably well. The examples from 1913 and 1914 are the last of the real vintage Ts and have a reputation for being the most drivable.
This survivor 1913 has remained in remarkably original and unmolested condition. Remarkably, it boasts a correct 1913 engine and running gear and still retains its original leather upholstery (1913 was the last year Ford used leather in the T). Equipped with gas headlights with acetylene generator, proper oil-side lights, and taillights, it has all the correct items that make these early Ts so charming.
Don't let the original appearance fool you, this is a great driving T. The engine starts easily and the transmission bands are silky smooth. The seller reports that this Ford has been run up to about 45 mph with no bad characteristics what so ever. It rides on a correct set of all white tires and the unusual twin spare carrier at the rear has two period tires fitted. This Ford's smooth running and authentic appearance have always made it a crowd pleaser wherever it goes.
Survivor brass Ts are difficult to find and are seldom found in running and ready to use condition. This charming example is exactly that and is bound to give its new owner as much enjoyment as it has its last.

© Copyright DIATOtech. All rights reserved 2010-2018 Powered by DIATOtech