Cars like this 1924 Ford Model T not only put individuals on
wheels, but they revolutionized all sorts of travel. And the glossy
real lumber of this Depot Hack body really is a terrific reminder
of that. So while this was once a workhorse, you really know you
just want to because of the attention it gets today (it's even a
two-time Goodguys award winner!)
All that real lumber really catches everyone's eye. The body has a
craftsman's appearance with a smooth feeling of quality. And the
way it all fits together will make people with far more expensive
cars jealous. And the appeal goes deeper than the real wood body.
Black paint on the hood and running board fenders is a great
choice. Not only was it the only color available in 1924, but it
also coordinates with the tires and vinyl roof to give an almost
two-tone like contrast against the wood. And you have all the best
details, like the Kerosene lamps and Motometer mascot that's also
the temp gauge. It's a great classic, and it lets you tell a cool
story. After all, when the Model T first arrived on the scene, we
were still traveling long distances across the USA 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. As more people discovered this affordable Ford was
good for longer distances, too, it became the linchpin that would
kill the railroads and make the automobile the preferred mode of
travel. So you get to wow people with the looks, and you get to
tell a great American story when people ask about it.
Part of this car's history is that it replaced the open depot
buggy, and so the interior was more about function than overall
comfort. But you weren't looking at this for a cushy ride. Instead,
you want the true classic style of a true rudimentary machine.
Everything is pure function, right down to the wood bench seating.
There's one door for the rear so that the passengers get to feel
secure, and the tailgate folds down to easily load their steamer
trunks. Up front, the ignition and amps gauge are pure classic
Model T. So are the three-pedal controls and hand throttle. It's
vintage motoring, right down to the feel off the wood-rimmed
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. The full setup is
truly vintage, right down to the hand crank in front (remember,
that's not for amateurs - but an operator's manual does come with
the sale.) It's still a good runner, and that's how it makes it to
plenty of car shows.
This car loves to show off a craftsman look, and we all love a car
that knows how to represent its era. So if you're looking for the
ultimate attention-grabbing Model-T, call today!