12-14 August 2010
1911 Ford Model T Tourabout
- Chassis no. 46418
Sold for $33,000
- From the collection of Clyde Ensor, Sr.
- Excellent club and marque support with availability of parts
- Very nice older restoration with receipts available
The ubiquitous Model T, or Tin Lizzie as it was affectionately known, came to market in October of 1908. This was the car that Henry Ford endeavored to produce for nearly twenty years. By the end of 1927 when the car was discontinued, more than 15 million would be produced. Rugged simplicity was its hallmark. The lightweight steel chassis was powered by a 20 hp, side-valve four-cylinder engine and two-speed planetary transmission. It afforded a top speed of 45 mph all the while delivering 25 mpg. Least expensive was the three-seat runabout at $825 and just $25 more for the touring car.
Although Ford and Ransom E. Olds had both worked with the elements of mass production, Ford would pioneer the moving assembly line in 1913, cutting assembly time from 12½ hours to just 1 hour and 33 minutes. In January 1914, Ford introduced the $5/day wage to workers, helping the company produce 300,000 Model Ts; 100,000 more cars than the rest of the industry combined. This constant improvement in efficiency enabled the price of the car to reach a low of $290 by December 1924. The Model T is truly the car that put America on wheels.
This Model T sports royal blue paint with black fenders and contrasting yellow pinstriping. Painted and pinstriped wood artillery wheels match the body. The body shows no visible cracks or chips, and all the brass is polished. The wood cowl and steering wheel, button-tufted leather, and black vinyl top are all in great shape. Overall, this is a very nice, slightly older restoration done in the 1970s with receipts available. With great marque and club support along with parts availability, this is a Brass Era T that any veteran or novice collector of vintage cars would be proud to own.
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