<B>1913 Ford Model T Touring Car</B><BR />Engine no. 53113

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Lot 247¤
1913 Ford Model T Touring Car

Sold for US$ 14,850 inc. premium
1913 Ford Model T Touring Car
Engine no. 53113

177ci flathead inline 4-cylinder engine
Single updraft carburetor
22.5bhp at 1,600rpm
2-speed Planetary Manual Transmission
Transverse leaf springs and solid axles front and rear with 4-wheel aftermarket coil springs

*An extremely original example of one of the most important automobiles
*Equipped with many desirable accessories
*Desirable Brass Era Model T


THE MODEL T

For years the Model T Ford has been the backbone of car collecting. The perennial popularity in the T since it came has bred a vast number of collectors who have collectively 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. Examples from 1913 and 1914 are the last of the real vintage Ts and have a reputation for being the most drivable.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This example was reported to have been acquired in the late 1930s and is as honest and untouched they come. A truly time warp example in "as-parked" condition, it survives as both an extremely original car, while also exhibiting the many accessories a Ford owner then could purchase.

Equipped with a period Bosch magneto conversion kit to replace the stock buzz coils, an accessory carburetor and manifold additionally work to attempt to extract a bit more power from the 4-cylinder. Additional goodies include a second horn, Hassler shock absorbers and a higher capacity radiator.

The interior is highly original with all of the original leather upholstery. An original Ford mat covers the front floor. A testament to the last time it had any use, newspapers and magazines from the 1920s cover the seats.

The engine is a proper 1913 unit and even sports an origin engine pan. The car has recently been fitted with four new tires to allow for easy transport.

A truly special brass T, rarely do you come across a Ford of this era that has not been touched in so many years. A prime example of what is arguably history's most important automobile.
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<B>1913 Ford Model T Touring Car</B><BR />Engine no. 53113
<B>1913 Ford Model T Touring Car</B><BR />Engine no. 53113
<B>1913 Ford Model T Touring Car</B><BR />Engine no. 53113
<B>1913 Ford Model T Touring Car</B><BR />Engine no. 53113
<B>1913 Ford Model T Touring Car</B><BR />Engine no. 53113
<B>1913 Ford Model T Touring Car</B><BR />Engine no. 53113
<B>1913 Ford Model T Touring Car</B><BR />Engine no. 53113
<B>1913 Ford Model T Touring Car</B><BR />Engine no. 53113
<B>1913 Ford Model T Touring Car</B><BR />Engine no. 53113
<B>1913 Ford Model T Touring Car</B><BR />Engine no. 53113
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