This is your opportunity to own an original 1914 Ford Model T Speedster in excellent (unrestored) condition.
Ford’s Model T had first proven its race worthiness as early as 1909, successfully competing in the legendary transcontinental race from New York City to Seattle, Washington. Many young clients recognized Ford ’ s performance pedigree and opted to make certain weight-reducing modifications to the existing Runabout model. Speedsters were distinctive for their circular, steering column-mounted windscreens, oval gas tanks, wire wheels, and running boards. For 1914, the Model T benefited from styling changes initiated the previous year and which would set the design trend for over a decade. While this was one of the final years for the attractive brass trim, the standard L-head, four-cylinder engine remained, producing upwards of 20 horsepower.
Specifications: 22.5hp, 176.7 cu. in. L-head four-cylinder engine, planetary two-speed transmission, front and rear transverse leaf springs, hand-operated rear mechanical brakes and foot pedal-operated driveshaft brake. Wheelbase: 100"
This vehicle has a monacle windshield, Ruckstel rear axle, foot operated exhaust cut-out, Wakesha Ricardo high compression head with Anderson intake and exhaust manifolds, primer cups for each cylinder for easier cold starts, and five, 31 inch wire spoke wheels.
From its monacle windshield to the wire wheels,this Model T features all telltale elements of the Ford Model T Speedster and remains in remarkable overall condition. Cracks and imperfections are visible in certain small areas of the car's finish. This in no way detracts from the vehicle's overall condition for being 100 years old. This car has been kept covered in a garage and out of the weather. It does have a hand start, but cranks easily and runs very well. I have many extra parts (i.e. speedometer, cable and drive gears, etc.) that I will throw in the sale for no additional charge. Buyer is responsible for transport and shipping.
No trades please!