There once was a 1926 Model T owned by a farming family
That lived a very nice life and was extremely well cared for. When a more modern Ford became available, and when Aunt & Uncle had a few more birthdays and desired more comfort, the Touring was converted into a useful farm vehicle....some folks call a "pickup."
After a few more birthdays, the farmer retired and his nephew (an award winning auto designer) eventually acquired this treasure, found parts that were removed, and lovingly, very painstakingly restored the vehicle to it's former glory - not just body work, but also engine, transmission and driveline rebuilding, and proceeded to drive it on several tours around New England.
As often happens, age took a toll on the human body, and Harry was forced (reluctantly I might add) to find another home for his beloved vehicle. We had the good fortune to be in a position to care for this car, but alas - age and the need to relocate requires us to look for another caretaker.
It is a very nice driver - although almost 18 years since it's reconstruction, it has not been driven extensively. A few local tours, and two years in a Vermont Museum (DVD of the move goes with the car).
Neat story. Looks like a nice old car. Good work.
I cannot take credit for the restoration - Harry Schoepf (Google his name if you wish) was a very talented machinist and either commissioned or performed all the work. Under my care the rear window was enlarged, directional signals and Rocky Mountain Brakes were added.
Quite a squeeze getting the car into the museum - finally figured out how to put the longer version (18 min.) onto U tube..