Here's an exceptional way to be at the grassroots of the motoring
age. This 1923 Ford Model T has been given a full wood Depot Hack
body. That makes it a turn-key example of our automotive history on
This vehicle has a ton of vintage charm as it mixes craftsman looks
with one of the most interesting times in early automotive history.
The depot hack will always have a cool place in our motoring saga.
When America was just starting to get on wheels, we were still
traveling long distinctness by train. A vehicle like this was
specifically around to carry people and luggage from the train
depot or ship port to the hotels and destinations. In fact, this
wood body is the exact reason why we would evolve into woody
station wagons when cars became a little more advanced. So the
point is to have something basic, rugged, and ready to carry
everything. That's what this one really nails with its appearance
and function. The front, fenders, and lower body has that robust
Model T metal look. The black paint is a great choice, because this
comes from around the era that Henry Ford's cars only came in
black, and the finish on this one may even have a few people assume
it's original. And there's great detailing everywhere you look,
like the carriage lights up front, exposed hinges in the rear, and
vinyl-covered roof. There's even a falcon radiator mascot leading
A proper depot hack doesn't have much of what you would call an
interior. This was directly replacing a horse buggy, and so while
the bodies were specialty made, they were also quite rudimentary.
This build uses fresher lumber but follows the proper spirit. So
there are a few concessions, like padding for the hard-working
driver and a windshield. But the real appeal is more about enjoying
the craftsman look of a hand-built car body and a bygone era.
Controls for the Model T were simple, and it's easy to master after
understanding the three pedals and the hand throttle. The fat
steering wheel makes navigation easy, and the view from up high is
The Model T's powerplant was the trusty 177 cubic-inch inline-four,
which was rated at about 20 horsepower. It might not seem like
much, but it feels plenty powerful thanks to a well-engineered
setup with good low-end torque and smart gearing. This one has new
coils and runs with the kind of gusto that gave these Model Ts
their bulletproof reputation. So this is far more than just a
hand-crafted display piece.
Even if you just have a few houseguests, this depot hack will turn
the clock back a full century for some early motoring fun. It's one
of the most interesting ways to enjoy a Model T, so call today!
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