<b>1913 Ford Model T Speedster</b><br />Engine no. 351548

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Lot 96
Offered from the Philip Reed Collection
1913 Ford Model T Speedster

Sold for US$ 20,720 inc. premium
Offered from the Philip Reed Collection
1913 Ford Model T Speedster
Engine no. 351548

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

*Fitted with Rajo OHV Head
*Sporty Speedster body
*Rare and Desirable early Model T
*Thrilling period hot rod


THE FORD 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 T's in various stages of restoration and preservation.

To those who haven't experienced a great Brass-era Model T Ford, 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 T's and when properly set up they perform remarkably well. Examples from 1913 and 1914 are the last of the real vintage T's and have a reputation for being the most drivable.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Sporty and Stylish, this early, brass Ford Speedster is the ultimate Model T experience. This vehicle was fully reconditioned in approximately the early to mid 1990's. Under the hood, the Inline 4-Cylinder motor has been modified with a Rajo Overhead Valve conversion along with a ceramic coated tubular exhaust manifold. A drastic leap in technology over its stock flathead design, this valve arrangement allows this T to breath much more efficiently with its crossflow arrangement and modern headers. Complimenting this modification is a more modern ignition system. With these additions to the engine, a well needed speedometer has been added to keep the driver well informed.

The exterior has stayed true to the period with a nice compliment of brass lamps and a monocle windscreen.
Imperfections are far and few between when it comes to the overall condition of the vehicle. This T has been further improved by the installation of a set of a 'Rocky Mountain' braking setup as well as the popular Ruckstell rear axle for a more pleasing driving experience. This Speedster is sure to be a thrill behind the wheel with its lightweight body, peppy motor and sporty sound. An honest period hot-rod, the Ford on offer will most certainly be welcome within any serious collection.
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<b>1913 Ford Model T Speedster</b><br />Engine no. 351548
<b>1913 Ford Model T Speedster</b><br />Engine no. 351548
<b>1913 Ford Model T Speedster</b><br />Engine no. 351548
<b>1913 Ford Model T Speedster</b><br />Engine no. 351548
<b>1913 Ford Model T Speedster</b><br />Engine no. 351548
<b>1913 Ford Model T Speedster</b><br />Engine no. 351548
<b>1913 Ford Model T Speedster</b><br />Engine no. 351548
<b>1913 Ford Model T Speedster</b><br />Engine no. 351548
<b>1913 Ford Model T Speedster</b><br />Engine no. 351548
<b>1913 Ford Model T Speedster</b><br />Engine no. 351548
<b>1913 Ford Model T Speedster</b><br />Engine no. 351548
<b>1913 Ford Model T Speedster</b><br />Engine no. 351548
<b>1913 Ford Model T Speedster</b><br />Engine no. 351548
<b>1913 Ford Model T Speedster</b><br />Engine no. 351548
<b>1913 Ford Model T Speedster</b><br />Engine no. 351548
<b>1913 Ford Model T Speedster</b><br />Engine no. 351548
<b>1913 Ford Model T Speedster</b><br />Engine no. 351548
<b>1913 Ford Model T Speedster</b><br />Engine no. 351548
<b>1913 Ford Model T Speedster</b><br />Engine no. 351548
<b>1913 Ford Model T Speedster</b><br />Engine no. 351548
<b>1913 Ford Model T Speedster</b><br />Engine no. 351548
<b>1913 Ford Model T Speedster</b><br />Engine no. 351548
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