<b>1926 Ford Model T Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 13986126

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Lot 85
Offered from the Philip Reed Collection
1926 Ford Model T Roadster

Sold for US$ 5,600 inc. premium
Offered from the Philip Reed Collection
1926 Ford Model T Roadster
Engine no. 13986126

177ci L-Head Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
Single Ford Carburetor
22bhp at 1,600rpm
2-Speed Planetary Gearbox with Reverse
Front and Rear Transverse Semi-Elliptic Leaf Springs
Contracting Band Transmission Brake and Emergency Mechanical Rear-Wheel Brake

*The final evolution of the T
*Attractive Roadster body style
*Completed the 2,500 mile 100th Anniversary Model T Rally
*Dependable and easy to work on


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

In 1926, Ford introduced the "Improved Ford" to try to reverse a declining sales trend. The ageing Model T was still, in essence, a 1910 car that had seen some basic enhancements over the course its 15 year production. Competition from Chevrolet in particular was strong and their product, though certainly less charming, was more technologically advanced.

The "Improved Ford" had a number of mechanical upgrades including larger brakes, a more robust engine mounting, a fuel system better suited for poor quality fuels and enhanced steering. The most noticeable change was the new styling, with modern bodies and fenders that looked more up to date. The buyers could now order bodies in paint colors as well as nickel plated grill shells and even sporty wire wheels.

This 1926 Ford Roadster is finished in the expected black paint, but does feature the wire wheel option. The body presents with some minor signs of use in the way of small dings and scuffs, but as a whole, the car is solid. The interior seating upholstery appears to have been the most recent refinish on the car as they appear to have been sparsely used. Proving the reliability and sturdiness of these Fords, this T traveled all 2,500 miles of the famous Route 66 in 2008 for the 100th Anniversary Model T Rally. The car completed the trip without a single fault.

The simplicity of these car's and Henry Ford's genius design make the Model T a joy to own and drive. They make for wonderful first antique cars for those looking to get into an older vintage and are adored by the public wherever they go. A well sorted and attractive roadster should be present in any serious collection.

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  • Please note that this vehicle is titled under its correct chassis no 13986126
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<b>1926 Ford Model T Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 13986126
<b>1926 Ford Model T Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 13986126
<b>1926 Ford Model T Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 13986126
<b>1926 Ford Model T Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 13986126
<b>1926 Ford Model T Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 13986126
<b>1926 Ford Model T Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 13986126
<b>1926 Ford Model T Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 13986126
<b>1926 Ford Model T Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 13986126
<b>1926 Ford Model T Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 13986126
<b>1926 Ford Model T Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 13986126
<b>1926 Ford Model T Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 13986126
<b>1926 Ford Model T Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 13986126
<b>1926 Ford Model T Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 13986126
<b>1926 Ford Model T Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 13986126
<b>1926 Ford Model T Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 13986126
<b>1926 Ford Model T Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 13986126
<b>1926 Ford Model T Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 13986126
<b>1926 Ford Model T Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 13986126
<b>1926 Ford Model T Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 13986126
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