Saw this on EBAy I am visiting in San Diego and am tempted. No association with this car just wanted to bring it to your attention
1919 Touring $ 7000
Dang, that is one very clean-looking car going for a very reasonable price. I tell car-show spectators that the Model T hobby doesn't have to be anymore expensive than golf or skiing or camping and cars like this are the reason why.
Nice looking car at a very fair price. If I already didn't have to many I would jump on it. Hopefully someone here will be able to snag it.
If it were this side of the Mississippi I'd be hooking up my buddy's trailer and we'd be on another road trip! Wow. Always too far away.
Looks like a good car for the price.
Lots of good deals in SoCal right now...
I am surprised it is not sold already.
Dang Bill, that looks like a great buy!
I went to look at the "15". Needs new tires, tubes and flaps and top. Frame is 22' or later. Gas tank was replaced with something? No title in hand. Engine is an early 16' Other than that, nice car.
I've been told that there are more '15s on the road than were ever actually manufactured. And yeah, it's nice to have an authentic, numbers-matching car, but a brass horseless carriage going for less than seven-grand? That's a pretty good deal even if it is a "mutt."
Looks like a little work and someone could have a nice brass car for touring. Shame it's on the left coast. Actually a good thing....the wife would kill me...
Any idea why that is? I've got a '15 Roadster (a real one, as far as I know), but I always thought the '15s and '16s were sort of funny looking, with the cowl ending so abruptly at the firewall and the squared hood.
Is this a classified ad? I didn't notice any bids but 7 inquiries were listed. The seller seems to know his stuff mentioning the incorrect color, the rear end re-work, ect.
John, the old saying Bob cited is an exaggeration, but it's true that there are a lot of 1915 Fords on the road today that were put together from parts during the last few decades. I'm pretty sure mine is one of those. There are several reasons they're considered especially desirable. 1915's are the latest Fords accepted as horseless carriages by the HCCA. They generally cost less than earlier brass era cars. They have that neat brass radiator and a few other brass features, but not so much that you have to devote your life to polishing. There may be a few other reasons, but I think those are the main ones.
Huh. I'm in the HCCA as well. . . I thought 16 Fords were accepted as well? They still have the brass radiators and headlight/sidelight trim. That's actually the same reason I bought my '15 roadster from my great-uncle, though: a great price (for a teenager), no need to meticulously polish the brass, and let me tour with the HCCA.
HCCA is pre-1916. Manufactured dates up to December 31st 1915 are OK so 1916 model year cars built in late '15 are in
Hmm. That would explain why there was a Packard Twin Six on the HCCA tour in Williamstown.
I spoke with Alan who indicated the California "15" found a new home in Texas. $5,800. Said it would be restored and placed in a museum. Good to know it found "T" folks who will preserve it for future generations to enjoy.
The sharp corners on the '15 hood are in keeping with the shape of the brass radiator and perhaps it wouldn't look quite right flowing without interruption into a swoopy, cowl that has compound curves. Perhaps this was the simplest and least costly way of putting the square-cut, brass radiator and swoopy sheet-metal cowl on the same car.
When I went to art school, they taught that flowing lines were especially pleasing to the eye, but I prefer the square-cut look of the early 1912 body to the later, slab-sided look. I think there's just something about the sharp angles that scream, "Vintage!" And sure enough, the older brass cars sell today for considerably more than the smoother looking steel cars.
I like the vintage look of the flat, cherrywood firewalls of the earlier Fords, but the stamped cowl of the '15 and '16 cars adds a little length to the nose which, to my allegedly trained eye, gives the car a more balanced look. The louvers in the hood also look nice.
I'd prefer gas lamps to electric headlights because, again, they cry, "Vintage!" But the fact that the 1915's bulbs brighten and dim because they're wired into the ignition system is kind of cute.
Though the rounded 1915 oil lamps do, unfortunately, look a bit more modern than their immediate predecessors, they have a sort of steam-railroady charm of their own.
And I agree with Steve that a big part of the '15 Ford's popularity is that it provides THE very least expensive means of acquiring a brass horseless carriage.
My '16 touring was built Dec 10, 1915, so it qualifies for HCCA stuff & gives me "voting privileges" What i think is really cool about my '16 is that is is one of the first million! Not by much, I might add! Lotsa 9s in the engine number.
I hope I can get it back together in time for it's 100th B-day.