1914 Ford Model T Touring  Engine no. 640259
Lot 320¤
1914 Ford Model T Touring
Engine no. 640259
Sold for US$ 5,500 inc. premium
Lot Details
1914 Ford Model T Touring
Engine no. 640259
Car no. 602453

After spending his formative years as a motor manufacturer experimenting with a variety of models, Henry Ford pared the company's range down to just one - the Model T - destined to be the worlds first mass-produced automobile. One of the most important developments in motoring history, the Model T arrived in October 1908, ushering in Ford's new one-model policy that would see more than 15 million sold worldwide by the time production ceased in 1927. Rugged, reliable and easy to drive thanks to its simple, pedal-operated transmission, the Model T introduced more people to motoring than any other car.

Despite its apparent simplicity, the Model T was an advanced design for its day. For example, the four-cylinder block was a single casting with a detachable head at a time when the majority of manufacturers cast their fixed-head cylinders in pairs. The so-called three-point method of engine installation was equally novel, being a triangulated system, also applied to the axles, that isolated these components from twisting forces applied to the chassis by the inferior roads of the day.

Another great survivor from the Cox Collection, this 1914 T is very complete and correct. The engine has been stored, oiled and turns freely. It is a great basis for a highly authentic restoration. Due to the great parts supply and knowledge base, Model Ts are one of the easiest and most enjoyable cars to restore.

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