I saw this at the aaca forums >>> http://forums.aaca.org/f119/1914-model-t-survivor-350822.html
Take a look before the photos disappear (IF they disappear.......)
I don't think it's a "survivor", because if it's a true '14, it's the wrong color, meaning it's had something done to it in the last 100 years. It also has the wrong windshield on it.
Survivors are cars that can be judged to be over 50% unrestored with finishes and condition good enough to use as a reference model for authentic restoration of a similar car. Different levels of survivor are often determined by different judging committees.
It's a survivor -- it has survived that horrid paint job for more than 43 years.
When did the double front wishbone come on the market? This car has one.
Accessory lower radius rods (wishbones) were available "back in the day".
Correct 1914 coils aren't "rare and unobtainable."
I'd take it,........... but not for that price.
I've seen a '27 Touring in Fla. that was very much like that color but in slightly better condition finish wise. Is it perhaps an original/later T color that was re-painted years ago?
It's a typical 1950s restoration that has been subject to poor storage.
I'm not a fan of the term "survivor." Totally meaningless. "True survivor" is worse.
I like the original water pump.... Just saying ...
I think they put them on all the green limited edition 1913 T's. I would slide him $8,000 and try my best to deal with all the "wrong parts" ! 7;^ )
If it is mostly original with a few missing/replaced parts and a re-paint, I would call it a survivor.
There are custom paint removers called "Peelers"sold by automotive/aircraft paint suppliers that only remove paint one layer at a time Perfect for this car. Here is one example.