<b>1912 Ford Model T Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 122153
Lot 439
1912 Ford Model T Roadster
Sold for US$ 8,800 inc. premium

Lot Details
<b>1912 Ford Model T Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 122153 <b>1912 Ford Model T Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 122153 <b>1912 Ford Model T Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 122153 <b>1912 Ford Model T Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 122153 <b>1912 Ford Model T Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 122153 <b>1912 Ford Model T Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 122153 <b>1912 Ford Model T Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 122153 <b>1912 Ford Model T Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 122153
1912 Ford Model T Roadster
Engine no. 122153

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

For years the Model T Ford has been the backbone of car collecting. The perennial popularity of the T since its conception has bred a vast number of collectors who have ensured their survival. Reference books, experienced mechanics, junk yards full of parts, and even newly manufactured reproduction parts and supplies have always been available to support the population of Model Ts in various stages of restoration and preservation.

To those who haven't experienced a great "Brass T" they are about as much fun as you can have on four wheels. These cars exude charm and charisma like very few others. Ford really got it right with the early Ts and when properly set up they perform remarkably well.

This sporty Model T is the oldest Model T in the Bothwell's extensive collection of Ts. Built in the first half of 1912, it was likely rebodied at some point with the current, 1915 Roadster body. Given the wide availability of Model Ts and the easy interchangeability of their bodywork, it was common practice to swap bodies from one example to the next and is a practice that is indeed still carried out today to some extent.

Fitted with wire wheels painted fire engine red to match the striping on the car, the body and interior appear to be largely original down to the well-preserved horse hair filled tufted leather seats. A two-speed rear axle with a selection lever mounted to the left of the neutral/handbrake lever is a welcome add on.

Coming to the Bothwell Collection in January of 1960s, records indicate the car came from the Mobile Oil Company. A star of several film projects, including an advertisement for Ford, it is a lovely Brass T that is ready to be brought back onto the road and enjoyed.

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