Here at Streetside Classics, we pride ourselves on bringing you the
rarest and most unique automobiles we can find. We think you'll
agree that this eye-popping 1923 Ford Model T Speedster falls well
within the realm of the seldom-seen-and-hard-to-find. You'll feel
as though you've ridden a time warp all the way back to the Roaring
Twenties the moment you climb into the driver's seat. So button up
your full-length duster, put on your driving cap and adjust your
goggles. We're off!!!
It's big. It's bright. And it's definitely bold. Yet this Speedster has retained most of the simplicity that was the hallmark of the Model T. The vast majority of body parts are all stock, and they are nice and straight. The floors and running boards are solid and sturdy. You can easily see that this proud machine has certainly stood the test of time. The brilliant yellow and black paint scheme is a perfect color combination for a car that's meant to stand out in the crowd. Among this racy roadster's most compelling features is a stunning quartet of stock wooden spoke wheels and a brand new set of period-correct tires. They are clearly throwbacks to the barnstorming days of yesteryear. Other amenities include a rear-mounted spare tire, outboard fuel tank and tool/battery box, original vented hood, and standard issue oversize headlights. Vintage... Antique... Call it what you like. This is a classic automobile in every sense of the term.
Of course, this runabout has no top or doors. If you've never experienced the spine-tingling exhilaration of true open-air driving, here's your chance. There is simply nothing like it. The interior of this two-seater is pretty basic. You won't find a lot of creature comforts, although the black vinyl seats look and feel great. Functionality was the order of the day 100 years ago, and that's what you have here. The floor mat, pedals, steering wheel, throttle lever and gearshift are all neatly appointed and show no excessive wear. The amp gauge and switches work fine, and safety features include a kill switch under the seat and a fuel shut off valve on the gas tank. The wooden dashboard is simply gorgeous and once again serves as a reminder of this spiffy Speedster's lineage.
Remember, the drive train for this machine was built back in the days when getting there fast wasn't nearly as important as just getting there. Hence, the motivation for this speedster comes courtesy of the stock inline four cylinder engine that was the cornerstone of the Model T's steadfast dependability. It puts out around 20 HP, and with its two-speed planetary gear transmission, that's enough to get the job done with no problem. Even though a hand crank is clearly visible up front, this T is also equipped with an electric starter powered by a six volt electrical system. This motor has had a fresh tune-up, so it starts very easily. Nothing cold-natured about this little fellow. And after it fires up, it runs exceptionally well without missing a beat. You'll be absolutely enchanted by that patented Model T sound. Rest assured, the running gear in this car is mechanically sound from top to bottom.
This 1923 Speedster is the perfect entry level vehicle for the enthusiast who wants a custom-built Model T that he can have loads of fun with while adding his own personal touches. Here's your chance to own a significant piece of automotive history. Call today!