At the Antique Iron Car Show yesterday here at Allaire Village in New Jersey I was looking at what was listed as a '25 Roadster. 2 seater, convertable top. Here's what I question: 1, the car had a driver's side door. 2, it had a nickel radiator shell and 3, it had a cowl vent. The driver's door said Canadian to me but was a left hand drive. The shell could have been added but the cowl vent looked factory. Wire wheels that had a few years on them. Un-restored looking vehicle. Wish I had a pic. Am I over analyzing?
Canadian Model T's always have a driver side door regardless of which side the steering is. Wire wheels were not a 1925 option.
If the cowl "vent" was really access to the cowl gas tank, that would make it a 26 or 27.
Here is a 26/27 roadster:
And here's Dan Nordstrom's 25 runabout from the member's picture gallery:
Since '26 model year cars were produced from august 1925, early improved cars may have been registered as '25 Fords in some states.
On the other hand I would guess cowl vents were sold as accessories.. everything else was
That '25 Runabout you saw at Allaire was a Canadian built T made in 1925, probably after October. Sold in 1925 it was titled as a '25.
Eh ? Those Canadians ?
Did ya see the '15 Touring & the '26 Tudor originals ?
Nice to see John Blewett brought some vehicles out of his collection to the show.
Less cars than previous years, too much new stuff for my opinion.
Didn't see you there, sorry.
Pointed out Blewetts fire truck to a friend I had along who I had told about his extensive (& eclectic) collection. Did seem to be a bit light which I attributed to the weather. In fact I called before we when to make sure it was still on. It is the only show I've seen T's at this season. Your explanation answers all the questions. No owner apparent so on one to ask.