I have been watching this coupe on ebay and wondering what your opinions where. I'm not sure about the year but I sure like the body style. I am not associated with this auction in any way. I tried to trade for this car, but he was not interested. I would like your opinions, please.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1921-Model-T-Ford-Doctors-Coupe-/181260155120?forcerrptr =true&item=181260155120&pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item2a33f278f0&nma=true&si=FFgrah M1jHxgpRRbGdxa4GYF710%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
With that price the only one that needs to Get Real is him!
Way overpriced! Needs total re-wood,top,body work and paint. Diffy needs at least tear down and likely replace parts, wheel rebuilds,suspension,engine,radiator,etc,etc. you'll have a ton of money in it if he gave it to you. If you love the challenge and have the time and money, it might be worth a Grand.
After all guys, it is a very rare doctor's coupe with drivers side door. KGB
I mean, I would think he could ask $1,000, maybe $1,500 and then be willing to go down to about $700-$1000 depending on how bad somebody wanted THAT exact body style. It just needs too much attention all over to be worth much more. Heck, it was probably priced about right for the $500 he paid for it.
I have an orginal '20 coupe like that that needs upholstery and top material. No rust out, rebuilt starter, rebuilt coils, complete.
Well, I'm still new here and learning, but even I would have to say...wow...way too much. Looks like a good 20K resto to begin with unless of course, you're proficient at engine rebuilding, rear end rebuilding, body work, paint, upholstery...God, I'm tired already!! Plus shipping!
Thanks for the link. It is a particularly delightful ad. There is a wealth of detail in the pictures. I wish I had seen them when I rebuilt my coupe. It looks to be correct for a '21. As for value, The patina might be worth something to the right person. I believe there is increasing interest in that. Otherwise not a lot of value for restoring although there are a lot of hard to find parts there: doors, latches, hinges, rain gutter etc.
Fun to look at.
Interesting mis-info about "Doctors Coupes" not having a driver's door.
Since it has "most" of the hard to find parts for this particular Coupe body style I would say around 3000.00 at the most. But no more. If you did 90% of the work to restore it yourself you would have at least 6-7 thousand in to just for parts and etc. But that would depend what condition of the parts that's still on the car.
Depends how bad you would want it I guess.
Since the running board shields are mostly gone that I can see, this may be an indicator of the condition of the rest of the sheet metal.
When you actually would look at the car in person I have a feeling you would take a deep breath if you were the guy who paid 3000.00 for it.
It does have a windshield wiper motor and hooded headlights.
Save the patina and slide another car under it and your good to go.
...and don't forget the sun roof.
This was for sale locally on craigslist in my area, and it's alot less than he was originally asking. Gotta wonder where they come up with their prices. It's a whole lot better than the $15,900 this guy wants for a mismatched T. Check out the link.
Some assembly required.
I have sold RUNNING Model T's in much better shape at that price!!! I recommend no way buy it
I had a 1919 coupe rewooded out on the West coast. The guy did a great job, but the cost was almost the asking price this guy wants. This is just the bare body, it needs lots more to make a driveable car. (I do have an unrestored running gear etc)
I would like to know if there are any parts on the car that do not need replacing or rebuilding before I buy it.
It just needs block rebored, new pistons, camshaft, valves, lifters crank reground, new babbit, trans rebuilt, rear end gone through, new wheels, king pins, splash aprons running boards, radiator, frame cleaned & painted, fenders repaired or replaced, tires and tubes then you could start the hunt for body panels and interior.
That is the kind of project that Craigs List is full of. You gotta be rich or very young to take on a project like that.
It would be a good pattern for building a model T.
Now you can ask me how I know all of that.
Been there, done that.
A friend just bought this coupe on Epay for 8200 bucks...no comparison.
Wow, Bob, looks like your friend got a great buy, how does it run?
Is a coupe taller than a roadster with the top up? I have a 1923 Touring car converted to a pickup, and its top clears the top of my garage door opening by a couple of inches, I wonder if a coupe would fit.
The coupe will fit if you drive it in the garage fast enough. Getting it out--maybe not. ;-) Seriously, I almost did that with my roadster and a new garage-missed by about 1" Lucky! I know a 26-27 coupe is shorter than a 17-22 roadster/touring and probably also a 23-25 roaster/touring. I don't know the height difference between earlier coupes and the 26-27.
i paid more than that for a car in similar condition.
It's supposed to run good but on Epay you never know.
I have to teach him to drive it when it gets here.
First though, he gets a lesson on how to treat bands so I don't have to mess with them all the time!
I don't know how the height compares with other Ts.
This car is from Maryland...anybody know of it back there?
I don't think it would that difficult to rewood that car because all the wood is there for patterns. I would say the car is worth at least $2,500 maybe more. If you do like projects and I do, this car would be worth taking on. I kind of like the earlier coupes better than the 26/27 coupes.
If a person does not like projects there are a LOT of restored Ts around here in Colorado for around 7 or 8 grand. Even if I ever bought a restored T, I would pull the motor, transmission and rear axle apart to do my own way.
I would like to have the Liberty Mcbeth lense on it, they are sort of my way of finding the right T in a crowd, you know since they are all Black!
Ok, someone has to say it, might as well be me -
"Ran when parked."
Ok it's done. Nothing more to see here.
It sold...wonder who bought it.