<B>1915 FORD MODEL T RUNABOUT<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 714840

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1915 FORD MODEL T RUNABOUT

Sold for US$ 18,700 inc. premium
1915 FORD MODEL T RUNABOUT

Chassis no. 714840

177ci L-Head Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
Single Holley Carburetor
22.5bhp
2-Speed Epicyclic Transmission
4-Wheel Transverse Leaf Spring Suspension
Rear Wheel Mechanical Brakes

*A fine example of a rare, Brass-era T
*Many desirable period accessories
*Wonderfully restored
*Finished in the always popular Black over Black color scheme
*The sportiest example of the car that put America on wheels


THE FORD MODEL T

Henry Ford's Model T needs no introduction beyond the simple reminder that revolutionized travel throughout the United States and the world.

Despite insisting upon keeping the Model T in production until long after competing makes surpassed it in style, performance, equipment and comfort Henry Ford never stopped improving it. Evolution was continuous throughout its eighteen years in production and this 1915 Model T Runabout may be one of the most desirable examples.

Production increased at a staggering rate, from just over 200,000 in 1914 to over 300,000 in 1915 and nearly half a million in 1916. In parallel a vast organization developed building accessories for the Model T.

The 1915-1916 Model Ts were the end of the easily identifiable early series cars with brass radiators and trim, but they were the first to feature a sloping cowl replacing the flat wood firewall of earlier Ts. The steel framed windshield now was upright. Headlights were electric. The rear axle, heretofore a source of trouble, was strengthened. It makes the 1915-16 Model T the most charismatic of the middle and late years of its growing dominance.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This example is exceptionally well restored and equipped including the now-standard electric headlights, E&J Ford script sidelights and taillight, accessory brass rear view mirror, dual spares on the left running board and black wood spoke wheels. It is fitted with Hassler "Shock Absorber" auxiliary springs, a common accessory produced in the millions to damp the transverse leaf springs' action.

Finished in black, Ford's standard color since 1914, adopted to speed drying of its paint in the vast quantities required by the rapidly increasing production, it has matching black upholstery and a black leatherette top. The engine and chassis are fully restored to high standards of accuracy and presentation.

Resplendent in its brass radiator and trim, it is ready to drive proudly around town, tour or display with confidence. It needs no introduction.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that the number listed as the chassis number is actually the engine number, and this car is titled under its engine number.
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<B>1915 FORD MODEL T RUNABOUT<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 714840
<B>1915 FORD MODEL T RUNABOUT<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 714840
<B>1915 FORD MODEL T RUNABOUT<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 714840
<B>1915 FORD MODEL T RUNABOUT<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 714840
<B>1915 FORD MODEL T RUNABOUT<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 714840
<B>1915 FORD MODEL T RUNABOUT<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 714840
<B>1915 FORD MODEL T RUNABOUT<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 714840
<B>1915 FORD MODEL T RUNABOUT<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 714840
<B>1915 FORD MODEL T RUNABOUT<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 714840
<B>1915 FORD MODEL T RUNABOUT<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 714840
<B>1915 FORD MODEL T RUNABOUT<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 714840
<B>1915 FORD MODEL T RUNABOUT<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 714840
<B>1915 FORD MODEL T RUNABOUT<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 714840
<B>1915 FORD MODEL T RUNABOUT<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 714840
<B>1915 FORD MODEL T RUNABOUT<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 714840
<B>1915 FORD MODEL T RUNABOUT<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 714840
<B>1915 FORD MODEL T RUNABOUT<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 714840
<B>1915 FORD MODEL T RUNABOUT<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 714840
<B>1915 FORD MODEL T RUNABOUT<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 714840
<B>1915 FORD MODEL T RUNABOUT<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 714840
<B>1915 FORD MODEL T RUNABOUT<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 714840
<B>1915 FORD MODEL T RUNABOUT<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 714840
<B>1915 FORD MODEL T RUNABOUT<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 714840
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