I live about 1/2 hour from Gig Harbor and I'm not paying the toll on the Narrows Bridge to come home from looking at it - it's been for sale QUITE a while !
If you like the body, the price is okay. Looks like its missing a turtle deck. The only thing 1910 is likely to be the title. Restored it would be a nice and unusual Model T Ford. If you are interested in it, you might get someone in the Seattle area to look at it for you. If its really a good deal, that someone might buy it out from under you.
It seems that we discussed this one some time ago. I don't think anyone was able to identify any 1910 parts on it. Apparently the owner knows very little about Model T's, or he wouldn't be telling folks he owns a 1910.
Kinda what I thought, but had to ask. I wasn't sure about the "Apex" body.
I think you might find a better deal in the Midwest but this IS a good time to be looking around since lots of people are deciding they need garage space for the winter. I can't get excited about any of the car at half the asking price but I am not into accessory body T's so if that is what you like then that clearly is the only real value to my way of thinking since the rest of the running gear you could probably buy locally cheaper than the shipping from Seattle to you of that thing but perhaps not. There is a large MTFCI chapter in Chicagoland and members have cars on the block from time to time. Send me a PM with what you are looking for and approximate budget and I will start watching the club members to help you out.
Here is a thread where this car was discussed before:
It's a wonderful story, but then I liked Goldilocks and the Three Bears too. Some one has had fun with it and some one else surely could. I couldn't see any '10 parts either. The body may have some value but the top work and windshield look kind of funny to me. It looks like his price is going in the right direction.
Its a 'put together from this and that' and that's about it.
I've looked at it. It is a unique body and looks like a factory one. I didn't see any thing on it that I could tell was 1910. I would go $1000.00 just for the body, but the rest is unknown.
Not for that kind of money! But then, I'm not into projects either.
My father in law lives in Belfair. He asked what I thought. I didn't have an honest opinion about it so I posted it here. I appreciate the knowledge here and will pass the information on to him!
Being one of the dumbiest people on earth almost 20 years ago i saw a ad in Old Cars mag for a all origional 1915 Ford roadster in restored shape.After reciving a few pictures of the org 15 the Wife and i drove 750 miles for a look! Labor Day weekend east and too close to the coast no room at any inn!! Arrived at about 2 am and the car looked a little strange but i'm very trusting! made a $6,000 offer and guess what i'm the new owner! Drove all the way home and called Mackie Transport.Got the T home,learned to start and drive it myself! Imagine my thrill when i found the restored org 15 had a frame with a battry box and a nice but still a buggy body on it!! All of this was before we were internet connected and i had no idea Model T Clubs existed!! Hard to belive i have a Hatred for those who would lie or missrepersent!! Bud.
Bud - No,....you're certainly NOT "one of the dumbest people on earth"! We've all done things comparable to that, however, you're just honest enough and humble enough to admit it! Most of us are not,.......harold
Bob Cascisa posted a thread in 2011 regarding the same car. He posted some photos with better detail:
I have seen this car. I am still very tempted !!!
If it was local, I'd be tempted to make a reasonable offer on it. The body is neat, and it would make a good start for a speedster project.
It's ugly as it sits, but would look cool lowered, fenderless, and the top removed.
Did you get a chance to see some of the cars in the other buildings. Big money ones, not owned by the seller. There was at one time a lot of race car stuff there also, don't know where it went.
I do not know what I would do for a proper looking rear trunk deck (I can recall a few I have seen at swap meets over the years). But I think it could make a really neat "custom coupe" circa 1920. I would like it IF I had the money and did not have six other good projects ahead of it.
The chassis and engine are worth maybe $1500 max and the body with the hood etc about $1000 max. Previous "IF"s not-withstanding, I would consider it together for around $3000.
I like it. It could make a really unique (way over-used word that in this case is appropriate), interesting and good looking model T.
That is my "I like accessory body Ts" opinion.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2