This fellow claims there are only three of these automobiles known in the United States. Does he mean rare "Dr's Coupes" or total Model T's!!! ...Michael Pawelek
I alerted Marshall and Stan,since they are both so fond of that particular model.
I'd love to have it--that's my favorite Dr's Coupe style but I'm afraid Marshall will outbid me anyway and I don't want to cost him money unneccessarily. It does look like a pretty nice car.
Looks like a scam to me. Really high price, obvious lies, new user, and unrealistic sentences.
Or it could be this is just a nice guy with no model T knowledge and is helping a friend sell his model T with information provided by the friend. However it is sorta rare, suicide doors are not something on the coupes you see very often although I know of 3 within a hundred miles of me.
Very nice looking car, except for the white walls!
21 coupe in pieces in the shop.
I think John is right. I don't see any scam here. Just someone unfamiliar with Model T values and Ebay.
...and unfamiliar with the names of Model T body styles. Ain't no such thing as a "Doctor's Coupe"!!! Right, Stan? (hee, hee!)
owner: 1922 Plumber's Coupe
1924 Proctologist's Coupe
1926 Teacher's Coupe
But NO "Doctor's Coupes"!!!!
What about a 1920's Geezer's coupe?? I think a lot of us have those!! =)
I think it is spreading tho, Marshall. I was cruising through ebay the other day and there was a Lincoln Dr's Coupe, a Hudson Dr's coupe, etc.
I'd like to have the one that's on ebay right now, I'd have to put a Ruckstell in it and do a couple little things to it but I sure do like that body style. Plus, I could get a little black bag and do free examinations at the meet this summer. "Take a big breath and cough lightly, Miss, let me see if your respiration is normal." "Do that again, I'll watch more closely this time." heh, heh, heh. "HHHHHMMMMMMMMM, I think I'll have to load you up in my Dr's coupe and take you to my examining room." "Dr. Pervey will bring you back when you are well enough to travel." "Come along now." "I'm sorry, young man, I don't have time to examine your cough today, just take some Dayquill and you'll be over it in a few weeks." "Come now, Miss, let's get you out of the weather."
Would that make it a Dr's coupe? Or would it just make me a dirty old man? More investigation needed.
Marshall, There were also some special bodied coupes for "Under Takers" and another for sales men. (These were Non-Ford bodies for Model T's)
But this ones got the suicide doors!
And no payments 'till 2008!
He doesn't say if this one has the wooden batteries or the foot shift automatic transmission.
If it only has 350 miles on it those white wall tires must be original.!?
Here is a picture taken in 1953. I am the second from the left. I am just out of the U.S. Army at the age of 21. In the background is my 1923 (old style) Model T Ford Coupe. It is just like the one my father (on the right) owned in 1923. He was a teacher-principal at Namadji, Mn at that time in 1923. So I assume his was a Teacher's Coupe. It is so similar to my Dr's Coupe, I would think they was the same model.
There were two regularly driven model T Fords around the town where I lived in Wisconsin.
My uncle's father had a 26 sedan (only car) and there was a guy that did milk testing that would come to the farm once a month (I think) and have supper, get an evening milk sample from each milk cow, spend the night with the farmer & family, get up and get a morning milk sample and have breakfast with the farmer & family and get in the T and leave to test the milk samples..
He stayed with us several times, he always had the T and left it parked near the barn so he could load the milk samples, etc.
The car looked EXACTLY like the one on Tbay. '
I say they are mistaken, That is a milk tester's coupe.
Oh, The guy's name was Adolf Horning. The fingers of one hand were all webbed together. I don't remeber if the thumb was.
There were some T trucks but don't recall anymore passenger cars around River Falls except Lorin Frey found a '23 touring and drove it to high school in the warmer months for a while just for fun in '53 or 54. maybe both.
Now you guys behave or I'll drive my Doctor's Touring over and whip your tonsils out!!
"Only 3 like it in the US" (that must mean with a title that has his name on it!) When I saw his asking price, I thought it must be a jeweler's coupe with sample cases and 14k stock included!
He did reply to an email.
I am selling for a friend and just writing what he told me to write. He said that's what he was told when he bought the car. That's why I put "As of known" meaning as of known by the seller. I have a whole disc of pictures he sent me. Let me know if you're interested in seeing them. If not, have a nice day!
There was a Dr Jacobsen in Dallas that owned a 1926 Model T touring that had been cut off and turned into a pickup.
Obviously the car will from now on be known as a Dr's touring cut off and made into a pickup.
I have a 1924 Translator's Touring and, to the best of my knowledge, it is the only Translator's Touring in the United States. It's not for sale, though.... <g>
Does it speak Chevrolet, Dodge, and Cadillac? I doubt if it speaks Toyota, Honda, or Suzuki, as those auto languages hadn't been developed yet. How does it do when it is talking with the German autos?
from what i can tell, the "semi-retired coupe" and the "chronically unemployed coupe" are virtually identical....there seem to be many around my neighborhood.
I've got a '26 doctors coupe..haven't played doctor since a was a teenager
26 cdn DOCTOR'S coupe
There are 3 '22 coupes like that on the club's gallery plus some '21 and 23's that look the same.
A friend of mine has a '22 coupe too, we never thought it was so rare.
Sounds like you guys have been couped up to long.
'Could be. Maybe we should call a doctor and ask him to make a house call in his REGULAR coupe???
The truth is that Henry Ford did indeed build a "doctor's coupe" and it was advertized as such. Who can tell me the year when this was?
1915....--- a two door, one seat for two or three passengers, business vehicle built for doctors, bankers, salesmen, and other business uses. It was a simple "Couplet --- a two-door Cabriolet."
Obviously the name "Doctor's Coupe" became widely applied to this no-frills business vehicle. I find it of interest, however, that doctors all over the United States called the Model T by their own special name: "Ford Fracture."
Doctor's set so many broken bones the result of the hand crank on the front of the automobile flipping backwards during a miss fire that the medical community dubbed the car "Ford Fracture."
That is part of an article I read.
Well back when I was a little squirt my dad had bought a couple horse buggys to restore.1 was a sidespring buggy and the other was a doctors buggy that was found in the woods in a barn.
I would assume a doctors buggy meant a smaller lightwieght buggy that a good horse could pull at a fast clip to a sick persons house.
When the T came along,a little coupe was a enclosed lightwieght swift car that replaced the buggy,so I would assume that the tital carryed over to the T.
The correct answer is 1904. Henry Ford offered a Model F, factory named "The Doctor's Car" "Specially designed for physicians". It sold for 850.00 new.
coupes are for chickens.
I have a "Plans Examiner" Coupe, When asked I say it's a City car, budget being what it is.
If it has suicide doors, is it a Dr. Kevorian coupe?
Make that Kevorkian- darn keyboard, it knew what I meant!
I have a nifty little booklet put out by Ford, apparently in 1912, called "The Doctor and His Car". It appears to feature the 1912 models. It states: "Three styles of bodies are best adapted for the uses of the Doctor. All three are mounted on the standard Model T chassis -- the five passenger Touring car, the Torpedo Runabout, and the Commercial Roadster."
The two other body styles snubbed in this publication, and therefore deemed by Ford to be unsuitable for the use of Doctors, are the Town Car and the Coupe.