The Charlie Thomas Collection | Lot 108
1926 Ford Model T Roadster
$11,000 USD | Sold
| Grapevine, Texas
20 October 2012
20 hp, 176.7 cu. in. L-head engine, two-speed planetary transmission, and two-wheel mechanical drum brakes. Wheelbase: 100 in.
The Model T would launch the small and innocuous Ford Motor Car Company into the world market. Over the years, Ford continued to add further improvements to the line. Even more impressive was its engine, as 20 horsepower allowed for top speeds of over 40 miles per hour. Overall, they were great cars that awakened a nation to a faster and more reliable use of transportation. Restored many years ago and showing an overall patina from age, this maroon Model T is adorable. Everything under the hood is very nicely restored with vintage hoses, wires, and clamps, just as Ford would have used. The headlamp lenses are Ford script, and all other elements of the roadster appear to be very correct for this year and model. Model T Fords are about as simple and inexpensive as the vintage car market gets. Its new owners will enjoy the sensation of early motoring without hesitation.