Lot 238 - 1923 Ford Model T Pick-up
|Estimate||£13,000 - £17,000|
|Result||Sold - £12,320|
From 1909 to 1927, the Ford Motor Company built more than 15 million Model T cars. Without a doubt, Henry Ford transformed the economic and social fabric of the 20th century. The most popular body styles were two and five seater open touring cars; however, a very wide variety of bodies were available over the years including closed cars, vans and one tonne truck versions. Special bodies and many other parts were available from accessory suppliers so it was possible to convert your Model T car to anything from a 25 seater Charabanc or taxi to a racing car or tractor. Driving a Model T is easy; if you've never driven a conventional car. The accelerator is controlled by hand using a lever under the steering wheel. Forward gears are selected using the left of the three pedals, reverse by using the centre pedal and braking is achieved using the right pedal. Normal cruising speed is 35-40mph and fuel consumption is 20-25mpg. There are no indicators or windscreen wipers, natural air conditioning and no wireless!
Manufactured in 1923, this Ford Model T has a pick-up body attached to it, which lifts if required. The condition of this Model T is exceedingly good, particularly taking into account it is 96 years old! A new starter motor has recently been fitted to this Ford and we are advised she runs well. Sitting on very good condition wooden spoked artillery wheels, this Model T uses a gravity fed fuel system. These quirky vehicles offer great advertising options as well as offering fun in abundance when driven.
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