<b>1921 Ford Model T Scorpion with Frontenec Head</b><br />Engine no. 4907449
Lot 428
1921 Ford Model T Scorpion with Frontenec Head
Sold for US$ 18,700 inc. premium

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<b>1921 Ford Model T Scorpion with Frontenec Head</b><br />Engine no. 4907449 <b>1921 Ford Model T Scorpion with Frontenec Head</b><br />Engine no. 4907449 <b>1921 Ford Model T Scorpion with Frontenec Head</b><br />Engine no. 4907449 <b>1921 Ford Model T Scorpion with Frontenec Head</b><br />Engine no. 4907449 <b>1921 Ford Model T Scorpion with Frontenec Head</b><br />Engine no. 4907449
1921 Ford Model T Scorpion with Frontenec Head
Engine no. 4907449

177ci Inline 4-Cylinder Engine with Frontenec Cylinder Head
Single Updraft Carburetor
Approx. 35hp
2-Speed Planetary Gearbox with 2-Speed Rear Axle
Front and Rear Transverse Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs
Service-Band Transmission Brake and Rear Wheel Drum Brakes

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

When it comes to racing, not much changed as far as how to take a stock vehicle and make it a competent racer—just add power and reduce weight. The plentiful supply of Model Ts made them cheap, easy to build racers and this example is one such car.

Devoid of all but the absolutely essential bits of the body, all that is left in terms of coachwork is a firewall, some footwell gunnels, a pair of bucket seats, and a gas can behind the those seats. Fenders, doors, windscreen, and a top—those have all long since disappeared in the pursuit of speed. Under the hood—or at least what is left of it—is the familiar Model T engine, but with a very rare and desirable Frontenec head sitting atop the four-banger. Bumping up the compression ratio and squeezing 50-70% more power out of the engine, this combined with a bigger carburetor make for one mean setup. Topping it off is a Ruckstell two-speed rear end for double the ratios.

Purported to have raced at Ascot, this speedy T offers barrels of fun for pennies on the dollar. Throw throttle lever to the top and let 'er rip, the sense of speed an driving enjoyment garnered from a T like this is hard to beat.

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