http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ford-Model-T-Coca-Cola-Gold-Leaf-and-Brass-1915-f ord-model-t-c-cab-panel-delivery-/300964287777?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item4612de 9521&vxp=mtr#ht_529wt_1182
Shill bidding. Buyer beware.
Ya but does it come with any endorsements or waver from from Coca-Cola being as it's using a registered trademark?
'bout 3 times what it'd be worth to me.
In the world of antiques and collectables, I believe that is what would be called a “fantasy piece.” There was never anything made like that but “dang,” it sure is perdy—a piece of eye candy fer sure. The “eye candy appeal” usually drives up the price more than anything.
Got to go with Royce on this one. It's pretty for sure, but I don't think it's worth $50,000.
They have a gozillion dollars in that thing - it's just gorgeous through and through . . . except it has a freaking lawnmower steering wheel!! Seriously?? You go to all that trouble and THAT'S the steering wheel you use? Also, there's no way anybody is going to buy that thing.
The lawnmower steering wheel is on the small go-kart version, not the actual T.
I've seen this car in person and as Rick points out, it's a "fantasy piece".
BTW, the current bid amount is nowhere near what he wants for it.
I know it's on the go-kart, it still looks silly to me. The owner needs to just enjoy the thing and drive both of them, cause no one is going to buy them.
Here's the thing Seth, the owner/builder doesn't know how to drive a Model T. The car, at least when I saw it a few weeks ago, has not been driven even 1 inch.
I don't want to mess up the guy's auction so please understand, I'm not saying it can't be driven, just that at that time it hadn't been.
The thing I always tell new folks to the hobby is that in regards to hours spent on mechanicals, body work, and paint - it costs the same amount to restore a car correctly or incorrectly but the value of the finished product will be huge if you only restore the car to be pretty and have little or no regard for authenticity. I have seen some very nice original cars ruined by beautiful paint jobs on wrong parts.
The exhaust manifold clips are not fastened correctly.
I doubt that runs....
I looked again more closely and the manifold is one with inlet & exhaust are cast in one unit, they don't need clamps, so it probably can run, but not original.
I'd be willing to bet that the picture of the chassis you see the three people riding on is the base of the final product.
60,000 dollars and did not meet reserve wow.
I agree with Royce - this looks fishy. 4 bidders and 3 of them with really low feedback and many bids to same seller. The one bidder with a "real" feedback number has had 20 bid retractions in the last 6 months. If you are a new member looking for a T be very careful here. Opinion expressed here is my own.
You guys are just way too skeptical
Lets see, in todays world...if the Franklin Mint gets approval from both FoMoCo AND Coca-Cola Company to make a replica die cast toy of a 1913 Model T version...and you buy this thing listed on E-bay you can claim it was 'the prototype' for the Franklin Mint...yes? Then go bid up the actual die Cast toy to have as the 'proof' that the toy is in fact identical to the car?
For those interested (not) CC Red best match is presently Dupont Fleet Red 60807AH.
I wonder if all of the 'brass' on the car up for bid is 24K gold plated just like the Franklin Mint version ?
I don't know if the bid was run up by shills or not. However, I spoke in person with the guy who built this. He seemed like a nice guy and very sincere about making what he thought was a very cool car/truck. In many ways, it is very cool. He is not a "Model t guy" however, and that kind of shows in the end product. It also clouds his idea of its value.
I really do believe he sank a lot of money and time into this project. Not being an antique car guy, he unfortunately did not realize that, for the most part, there's not a heap of money to made by creating such things. (Unless you're a Boyd Coddington or something like that)
I consider myself a T guy and frankly, I would be kind of ashamed to drive such a truck on a T tour. A little too "blingy" for my taste. He should park it on the strip in Las Vegas with a for sale sign on it.
Anyway, as I said he seems sincere, I hope he doesn't get burned too bad. I also hope some uninformed buyer doesn't end up with this and think he made an investment of some sort. But hey, to each their own if they really like it.
Haha, I mean hey now, if somebody gave it to me, first thing I'd do is take off that water pump (C'mon Royce amirite?) since it's got a new Brassworks radiator - fix those silly manifold clips, and then I'd drive it. I'd drive the stew out of it. I really like T's and I really like Coke. I'd get some huge coolers for the back and fill them up with Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, all kinds of stuff and just have a blast. But I wouldn't pay $20K for it, much less whatever crazy number he's thinking. Didn't let it roll at $60K? *whistle* It's hard to believe somebody even offered that for it.