For Sale: 1923 Ford Model T in Bedford Heights, Ohio

$18,900

Vehicle Description

The Ford Model T (also known as the Tin Lizzie, T Model Ford, Model T, or T) is an automobile that was produced by Ford Motor Company from October 1, 1908, to May 26, 1927. It was the first affordable automobile, the car that opened travel to the common middle-class American; some of this was because of Ford's efficient fabrication, including assembly line production instead of individual hand crafting. The Ford Model T was named the most influential car of the 20th century in the 1999 Car of the Century competition, ahead of the BMC Mini, Citroën DS, and Volkswagen Type 1. With 16.5 million sold it stands eighth on the top ten list of most sold cars of all time as of 2012. Although automobiles had already existed for decades, they were still mostly scarce and expensive at the Model T's introduction in 1908. Positioned as reliable, easily maintained mass market transportation, the T was a runaway success. In a matter of days after the release, 15,000 orders were placed. The first production Model T was produced on August 12, 1908 and left the factory on September 27, 1908, at the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant in Detroit, Michigan. On May 26, 1927, Henry Ford watched the 15 millionth Model T Ford roll off the assembly line at his factory in Highland Park, Michigan. The Model T was Ford's first automobile mass-produced on moving assembly lines with completely interchangeable parts, marketed to the middle class. Henry Ford said of the vehicle: “I will build a car for the great multitude. It will be large enough for the family, but small enough for the individual to run and care for. It will be constructed of the best materials, by the best men to be hired, after the simplest designs that modern engineering can devise. But it will be so low in price that no man making a good salary will be unable to own one – and enjoy with his family the blessing of hours of pleasure in God's great open spaces.” This Model T Speedster body is complete with a leather interior, Ford script brass headlamps by the E and J Manufacturing Co. and a dropped front axle. Rocky Mountain brakes, a modern coil and distributor and an electric starter have all been added. The monocle windshield is a perfect touch for this Model T Speedster. This car is ready to go and will be a fun car to add to any collection.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-885021
  • Year:1923
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Model T
  • Exterior Color:Cream
  • Interior Color:Black Leather
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Engine Size:Inline 4
  • Stock Number:260504
  • VIN:8, 850, 403
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Seat Material:Leather