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- Charlotte, NC
- Model T
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- Seller: streetsidenc
- Phone: 866-542-8392
Do you just want to be in the parade or do you want to lead it with this 1924 Ford Model T Touring car? This is the vehicle that put America on wheels, so it always gets a respected place wherever it goes.
It's quite cool to have a Model T in red. After all, the legend is that they were only offered in black, but really, Ford offered many colors during different years of the Model T's long production run. It has a vibrant look, but just the right amount of age for some people to assume it's original. It's authentic in the details of everything from the wood spoke wheels to the kerosene side lights. Because this is the touring body, you can take friends for a ride in the country, and the soft top keeps the noon sun off of everyone.
Basic black leatherette is what all open Model Ts received, and it's been kept to period correct standards with pleats and buttons. Door panels are perfectly simple swatches of cardboard and leatherette with small cutouts for the door handles. Floors are wood, along with much of the body's framing. The dash is a simple affair, with just controls for the ignition system and an ammeter. Controls will be familiar to anyone who's driven a T, but if you've never piloted this famous Ford, don't worry because millions have mastered it before you. Working the controls is part of this car's charm, and you feel like the part of a century-old club after you quickly get the hang of it. That's the true attraction to a car kept so period correct.
The Model T's powerplant was the trusty 177 cubic-inch inline-four, which was rated at about 20 horsepower. It might not seem like much, but it feels plenty powerful in a lightweight open car like this. Most of that is due to the good low-end torque and smart gearing. As you look over the engine bay, you're going to notice a few more modern upgrades. The one-wire alternator and modern distributor are part of the 12-volt electrical upgrade. This delivers a far more reliable and robust start for the motor, and those who like to use their Model Ts would love to have this handy and practical upgrade. In fact, you'll be surprised at how much you'll enjoy driving it and how intuitive the maintenance is.
This Model T is not just looking for a new owner...It's looking for someone to carry on its legacy. A car this complete and parade-ready doesn't come along often. Are you ready to be a part of history? Call now!