Lot 127 - 1924 Ford Model TT Box Truck
|Estimate||£9,000 - £12,000|
|Result||Sold - £8,773|
Although automobiles had been produced since the 1880s, until the Model T was introduced in 1908, they were mostly scarce, expensive, and often unreliable. Positioned as reliable, easily maintained, mass-market transportation, the Model T was a great success. In a matter of days after the release, 15,000 orders had been placed. The first production Model T was built on 12th August, 1908 and left the factory on 27th September, 1908, at the plant in Detroit in Michigan. On 26th May 1927, Henry Ford watched the 15 millionth Model T Ford roll off the assembly line. The Ford Model T was named the most influential car of the 20th century in the 1999 Car of the Century competition, ahead of the Mini, Citroën DS and Volkswagen Type 1. Ford's Model T was successful not only because it provided inexpensive transportation on a massive scale, but also because the car signified innovation for the rising middle class and became a powerful symbol of the United States' age of modernisation. With 16.5 million sold in total, it stood eighth on the top-ten list of most sold cars of all time, as of 2012.
We are advised this truck runs although it will require some recommissioning. Sitting proudly on artillery wheels, this 1924 Ford Model TT has a wooden box body fitted to the rear. Now becoming increasing rare, these Fords are becoming highly desirable as advertising vehicles. This truck is UK registered and supplied with a V5C registration document.
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