1923 Ford Model TT
The Ford Model T (colloquially known as the "Tin Lizzie", "Leaping
Lena", "jitney" or "flivver") is an automobile produced by Ford
Motor Company from October 1, 1908, to May 26, 1927. It is
generally regarded as the first affordable automobile, which made
car travel available to middle-class Americans. The relatively low
price was partly the result of Ford's efficient fabrication,
including assembly line production instead of individual hand
For consignment, a "flivver" in TT (heavy duty worm gear drive)
form and a pickup. This beauty was restored in 1980 but retains its
shine as it has only been utilized as a display and show/parade
truck. It runs great and is beautifully crafted from wood mixed
with its steel structure and drivetrain. A rare example in great
condition and it runs like an old stopwatch.
Starting upfront we note an all metal construction cowled hood,
radiator and side flanking independent from the hood fenders and
running boards. These are painted simple black and were the only
color available at that time...Henry did not like choices or
changes. Beautifully finished and very straight clear cherry makes
up the wood cabin surround and elongated bed. A second set of
simple curved fenders are on the back above the wheels and protect
the wood from road dirt and water. Upfront the flat windshield
fronts the curved top roof and in back is open to the bed. Various
metal brackets support angled side panels and the back gate. A
pristine cherry bed lines the inside and no exterior doors are
attached so it's all left to flap in the wind. Black painted wood
spoked wheels are wrapped by thin rubber pneumatic tires on all 4
Simplicity and utilitarian abounds, but it does not take away from
the beauty of the interplay of cherry and black leather that makes
up the buggy style seat. A wide rimmed wood steering wheel just out
on an angle from the very simple dash and has a few levers to play
with for engine performance. The dash is the ignition
switch/headlight switch and an amperes meter. The typical 3 pedal
model T setup is seen, and a handbrake and ah-ooga foot activated
horn are also on the floor, which is painted black and also made of
177ci of 4-cylinder power is under the cowled hood. This engine
codes out to have been built somewhere around May 1928 so it is
actually a newer engine. A 1-barrel carburetor is atop, and a
2-speed planetary transmission is on back.
Plenty of black painted wood with no rot or structural problem for
the floorpans and back bed underside. A steel frame holds the body
tightly, and the rear axle, front steering, and drivetrain are
attached to it as well. No rust, mechanical drum brakes on the rear
and a stock exhaust complete our underside tour.
All fully working, starts right up actually with the turn of a key
and push of the floor mounted starter button, this truck runs
beautifully. Great tight steering and a real attention getter, it
rode just fine, albeit a bit primitively, but hey its A Model TT
not a Caddy!
Wonderfully preserved showing in finely finished cherry wood
exterior, black steel and no rust running truck. TT extra beef for
those heavier loads, and reminiscent of the original Henry Ford
concept that brought America away from the horse drawn carriage to
the automobile. A serious look for the collector that needs
something that not everyone has.
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.