Those shocks in the front didn't absorb much. :-)
who said the T didnt have crumple zones! look at that apron! haha
Hard to tell what happened, but I would suspect it was side swiped by a British driver who tried to pass it on the left. It glanced off the front fender hit the door and splash apron and tore off the rear fender. Not to pick on British. It could have Australian
Looks like the left rear wheel lost a tire.
Strange looking radiator!
Doesn't look like the damage happened all at once. I think it just had a hard life.
Whatever caused the accident it couldn't have been much of a jolt.
It doesn't take much to cause that kind of damage to a Model T.
Wow! How often do you get to see an early photo of any antique car with a set of wings like that that mount between the Motometer and the cap? You can see lots of them today. Thousands of them have been made as reproductions since the '50s. I have seen a few original wings over the years, and pictures in catalogs. But I have only seen a very few early photos where you can see the kind of wings they are.
Dog-bones are and were common. The swept-back short wings you do see occasionally. But the long/wide wings like this. Rarely.
I also like the nice drum headlamps. The fancy radiator shell is rare and desirable.
The damage to the car looks interesting. What would yank the side apron out like that? Maybe the body had been removed for some repair? Interesting.
Great Photo! Thanks Lance S.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
You will also notice the radiator and lights are custom. I think the splash apron got pulled out when the fender came off. It is bolted to the front edge of the fender.
A dent in the door, splash shield dented, running board pulled down, rear fender missing, rear wheels lean to one side with a tire missing on the far rear. A little boy on a tricycle must have broad sided him!
Is that a parking light on the driver side front fender in the first photo? Spring shocks too.