I am helping a widow sell her husbands 1921 Ford Model T Touring. Meticulously restored. Comes with extra parts. Rocky Mountain Brakes are installed as is updated gas tank. Call for pictures and further description. Radiator refurbished by local specialists. Engine is good, new leather top, refurbished seats with strict attention to keeping everything original if possible.
Chris, please move this thread over to the classifieds, thanks!
This is classifieds.
Price of CAR ???
Price of car. . .
And contact information?
Richard, the thread was originally in the regular forum, so I asked Chris to move it to Classifieds.
Chris moved the whole thread, including my request to move it.
Thanks for noticing!
Here's the craigslist ad, sorry guys
David - have the widow correct the top and take a better picture - the front bow needs to be moved from the bottom holes to the top holes - the car will look much better.
Suggestion; move the car outside to take good clear photos. It's a buyers market and anything that will help sell the car should be done. If the top is going to be up, put it up, not halfway.
You might find out who did the engine work if any and if the rear end has been updated with bronze thrust washers.
gaahh! And it's close to me too! I may have to take a closer look at this.....
Sorry about the pictures guys but thats the best I can do. We've had some interest already. The car is on floor jacks and I figured it would be best to just leave the car there as any serious buyer would likely come take a look at this.
Please email me any info needed. firstname.lastname@example.org
Any "serious buyer" is going to want to run and drive the car not just look at it sitting on jack stands with maybe several flat tires. For the amount they are asking I would expect the car to be on the ground and ready to drive. I would also look at what "black era" (1917 to 1925 but would look at cars from 1920 to 1923) T's have "SOLD" for on E-bay the asking price may be above the current real selling market price.
Since I haven't received anything substantial on here, I will be putting it on ebay. Responding to Mark Gregush, it does run. Tires are NOT flat and the car does drive well.
If I don't receive a response from here soon, we are going to ebay.
As I've mentioned, we're negotiable on price. There wasn't a lot of information online for this year and edition.
please let me know if you are interested before we proceed to other avenues. Im surprised no one from this site has purchased yet.
I reiterate, this Model T is in very good condition for its age. The only reason it is jacked up is because the widow doesn't drive it and that's what she was advised to do by the local chapter of your club. Steve Grant is familiar with the car, you can call him if you'd like. We will work with any shipper if needed.
Regardless of the sales venue - Craigslist, the Model T Ford Club classifieds or eBay - it is in your best interest to inflate the tires to 55 PSI, take the car off the jack stands, push it outside, wash it and take good photos. Also, as suggested earlier, put front bow of the top up in its proper position.
Keeping the car on jack stands is a good idea during long term storage to prevent flat spots or cracked sidewalls on the tires. However, you are trying to sell the car, not store it.
$14,500 is unrealistic. It's a good idea to start with an above market price, but yours is so high it probably scares away a lot of potential parties who simply won't bother to inquire.
Also, you can probably expect a discount because the car is not running. The most knowledgeable person who can vouch for the car is deceased. So, even if it "ran when parked," many folks will not plop down $6,000 to $10,000 unless they can at least hear the motor run and take the car for a spin. Find someone knowledgeable in your area and see if they would be willing to get the car running for you. Shouldn't take much effort to get it running.
Finally, have some patience. If your primary goal is to sell the car in a reasonable amount of time, then a reasonable price is in order. If your goal is to get top dollar, more effort and a lot of patience will be involved.
(Message edited by Erik_johnson on August 31, 2016)
Still for sale. I keep reading posts as if the car isn't running. IT RUNS AND DRIVES WELL. We have a local expert from the local chapter model t club to get it up and running. It's in great shape according to him.
We will be following this threads advice as to putting the top all the way on and other details.
Does anyone have a better idea what it's worth? My research tells me $12-14K but Im not an expert
I think $10K - $11K would be a good starting point.
BTW, it's a not a big deal, but the trim piece that goes across the bottom of the radiator is missing. It's part of the shell and sometimes is easy to break off.
Okay folks, ask and you shall receive. This model t fired up after only 1 turn of the key and runs great. I have several videos of this model t driving. We've also reduced the price to 12,000. Better pictures are now available at the following link. http://utica.craigslist.org/cto/5804339690.html
I'll send the videos to anyone who asks for them. The head of your local model t club, named steve grant, was kind enough to help us get it started and driving. He said it's in great condition and that he would love to own it but he already has 3! You can tell from the videos that the car runs great. Hope one of you will take on this piece of history.
Here are some of the videos
No response to the videos?
Car runs great as seen by the video links.
Is the market cooling off for these?
What do I got to do to get this sold?
There was one very very similar Model T to this one that sold at Hershey on the first day, October 5th. The asking price was $6,450.00 and it sold for $6,200.00. There were two more buyers that would have bought it if the first buyer backed out.
You asked " What do I got to do to get this sold?" The Model T driving season is about done for this year. Maybe the best thing is to put it back in storage and try again next year. When you put it up for sale again, I suggest you price it at $10,000.00 or best offer.
The reason you haven't sold it yet is because you priced it way to high and did not have it cleaned up and running when first put up for sale.
I'll say, just to help you out, that in the third video the car is leaving quite a smoke screen behind it when the driver pulls away. Now, that's not a big deal --- maybe needs new rings --- but it suggests that the engine isn't all ready to tour from day one. I could be wrong, but I'm just sharing a thought that could influence people.
Yes, I think the market for Model T's in that era is cooling off mostly because modern traffic congestion and modern traffic speeds make it hard to drive a 35 mph car. Again, others may disagree depending on where you live, but that's my impression. Where I live, I never see old cars on the road anymore. I also think the young generation has other toys they'd rather play with so the number of young guys into cars of this vintage and cars in general is a whole lot less than it was a generation ago.
Without having alot of modern touring accessories like high compression head, distributor, Ruxtell or Warford, Rockies, etc. for $10,000, $12,000, $15,000? You need that rare buyer who just wants it and doesn't care much about price. As mentioned, the market suggests that $6500 is a reasonable "for sale" price.
David they are correct the old T's aren't selling for big bucks these days. Just a note I just sold a very nice 15 Roadster/Pickup. I say Roadster/Pickup because it had both the turtle back and the pickup beds with lots of new parts for 13K.