30 June 2005,
Gables Service Station
Price realised GBP 4,700
GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
c.1915 FORD MODEL T TOURER
Registration No. Not Known
Engine No. Tba
Black with green wings and red interior
Engine: four cylinder, 176.7ci, 22hp; Gearbox: planetary transmission, two speeds forward, one reverse - three pedal, one lever; Brakes: contracting band on transmission; Suspension: transverse springs, front and rear. Right hand drive.
Visually from its specification, this Model T would seem to date from 1915, which was one of the first revisions to the bodywork styles, when a fixed flat panel bulkhead became cowled into the body, this would later evolve into a fully streamlined cowl in 1917, but for this period it took this form and was the last series to retain the brass radiator present from the origination of the model. Ford reached a milestone that year with the production of the one millionth Model T, and it was also the year that Fords came factory equipped with electric lights.
As a right hand drive Model T this may well have been an original British car, but to date we have not been able to substantiate this. Unfortunately there is no documentation to support its origins either. However, upon inspection the car appears to represent a straightforward basis for restoration, and the fortunate purchaser will no doubt be able to call on the support of a great selection of owners clubs, some with 20,000 or more members, and of suppliers of new parts and accessories around the world.
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This lot is offered without reserve.No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium, which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
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