Gables Service Station
30 June 2005
This lot is offered without a reserve
c.1925 FORD MODEL T TOURER
Registration No. Not Known
Engine No. Tba
Engine: four cylinder monobloc, 3¾ x 4 ins. bore and stroke, 2,892cc, side-valve (L-head), water-cooled by thermo-syphon, flywheel magneto to trembler coil ignition; Gearbox: epicyclic two speed and reverse planetary. Shaft drive to bevel back axle; Suspension: transverse leaf front and rear; Brakes: by hand lever to rear wheels, by foot pedal on transmission. Right hand drive.
Although detail changes were made to the Ford Model T throughout its eighteen years of production, the one visual change that was immediately apparent was the replacement of the brass radiator by a black painted pressed steel surround for the 1917 production year. The black radiator 'T' with its higher bonnet line soon became as recognizable as its predecessor, and far more of them were made, 13½ as against 1½ for the brass T. Indeed, to many, the all-black Ford T is the definitive 'Tin Lizzie', an affectionate nickname that belies the quality of the materials from which it was made. With their low price and durable qualities Model Ts virtually sold themselves, and from 1917 to 1923 the Ford Motor Company allocated no budget for advertising.
This mid-1920s Ford Model T Tourer is offered for in need of complete restoration having been resting in farm barn storage for many years until discovered earlier this year.
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