I am looking for a 1911 Model T Touring car in running condition. I'd love to find an original or early restoration car that still has it's original leather interior and original engine. I prefer a car with some patina - a preservation candidate and not a frame off restoration. If you have a car that fits this description or know of someone that has one, please give me a call at 586-281-6334 - I am a serious buyer with cash!
Seen one for sale on the Horseless Carriage classifides.
Where? I've checked that site constantly and haven't seen one for sale in a while.
he may be referring to the 1911 listed in the HCCA classifieds on 3/02 and discussed here at length. that car sold in less than 24 hours.
But have you seen one for sale today?
Hey Bill, I stumbled across this 11 touring. Not sure how correct it is or the price but I thought I would pass it along.
Looks like a Nice Car! to bad they replaced the 1911 Engine with one from a 1913
That 11 has a 13 engine and a later rear axle and a lot of later parts. Looks nice but I think Bill wants something a little more original to start with. Keep looking cause I would like to own one myself someday after Bill gets his.
Thanks, everyone, but Bob is right - I'm looking for a car with it's original leather interior and original '11 motor but again, thanks for the heads up!
Hi guys, thanks for the education. I've been following Bill's quest with great interest as I suspect a few of you are. Being new to the Model T hobby, I still have a lot to learn about what is correct and what isn't. I'll continue to keep my eyes open for any 11 that may come along...you never know!
Thanks, Dave, and that's a sweet looking '15 T you have there!
One of the biggest problems I have with this kind of ad is that it's mostly pictures of the same thing, just slightly different poses. Lucky to get the piddly few of the engine. Like to see what's underneath the car! Never know what lurks beneath them! As a friend of mine mentioned, it could be a '13 chassis with an '11 body stuck on it. And for all that, they don't even give the price?
The price is $29,900.
Wow, that's a LOT of money for a car with the wrong engine, wrong rear axle and a terrible (and wrong) interior!
Hear here Bill! Not impressed with that car at all! Maybe for $19K, but lately there seems to be a lotta guys around that think their cars are "special".
Agree with Tim. While I like that there are many different angles of the body, as you never know what little detail may show up, if you're going to all that trouble then do the same thing with the mechanicals.
And... Stop saying things like in the ad like "This beauty is very original with the exception of a 1913 Model T engine installed". If you don't know, then find out!
Sean and Tim -
That is the price I saw on the website, guys. It is not my car...
The question was asked about the price, and I provided an answer after finding the original website posting.
It is their car to sell for whatever someone will pay for it. Caveat emptor.
I hope you don't think I was getting on you as I was not. Apologies, though, if you felt I was.
My point was aimed at the "dealer". We've got guys on this site like Josh who is looking at moving his 1911 and trying to represent it as accurately as possible, even asking for help so he can get it right. My kind of guy. Cheers.
Mike, who is Josh and where is his '11 advertised?
Josh has a roadster with a mother-in-law seat:
Oh yea, I forgot! Darn memory loss!
Nice looking to bad it has mis matched parts. Sharp looking though. Not to wild about the the interior.
Perhaps I missed this but what an '11?