<b>1915 Ford Model T Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 707528

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Lot 87
Offered from the Philip Reed Collection
1915 Ford Model T Roadster

Sold for US$ 14,560 inc. premium
Offered from the Philip Reed Collection
1915 Ford Model T Roadster
Engine no. 707528

177ci L-Head Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
Single Holley Updraft Carburetor
22.5bhp (rated)
2-Speed Planetary Transmission
4-Wheel Transverse Leaf Spring Suspension
Rear-Wheel External Contracting Drum Brakes

*A fine example of a rare, Brass-era T
*Horseless Carriage Club of America member
*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

On offer is a fine example of a desirable Brass-era Model T Runabout. Complete with a suite of extras, a full set of electric head and driver lamps illuminate the path ahead, while a horn conveniently located next to the drivers seat is present to get the attention of fellow motorists. This T is equipped with the desirable Ruckstell axle for a more enjoyable drive.

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 car appears to have received a full restoration in the not to distant past as the whole car appears to be in excellent condition from the body and paint to the tidiness of the engine compartment.

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  • Please note, this vehicle is titled under its engine no 707528
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<b>1915 Ford Model T Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 707528
<b>1915 Ford Model T Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 707528
<b>1915 Ford Model T Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 707528
<b>1915 Ford Model T Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 707528
<b>1915 Ford Model T Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 707528
<b>1915 Ford Model T Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 707528
<b>1915 Ford Model T Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 707528
<b>1915 Ford Model T Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 707528
<b>1915 Ford Model T Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 707528
<b>1915 Ford Model T Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 707528
<b>1915 Ford Model T Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 707528
<b>1915 Ford Model T Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 707528
<b>1915 Ford Model T Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 707528
<b>1915 Ford Model T Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 707528
<b>1915 Ford Model T Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 707528
<b>1915 Ford Model T Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 707528
<b>1915 Ford Model T Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 707528
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