While picking up another car today - I visited with the owner of this 1913 Model T Touring - which is for sale.
Priced at $28,500 by the owner.
I took these images today - it is time consuming to re-size images to fit the forum - I will be adding them over the next couple days so be patient.
I also took notes about the ownership history.
The Seller has a fine early car collection acquired over many years - he is selling because of illness - the kind you donít usually recover from - keep that in mind if you post a comment on this thread.
He has owned this for (24) years - this was the personal car of Mr. Smith of Speedway Motors in Lincoln, NE.
It has been garage stored in he manner shown - it last ran shortly after purchase.
Buffalo Wire Wheels
Ruckstell Two Speed Rear End
All brass appears to be correct to owner
Clear Oklahoma Title
Yeah - it is Blue - if you donít like it - too bad - he bought it that way.
I am dong this as a courtesy - no commission or money in it for me.
If you want to get in touch with the owner - give me a call
if you live in the lower 48 states - I do not accept international calls so PM me thru the forum if you live elsewhere.
Well I am going to get some sleep now.
I will post more images tomorrow.
That radiator shot above is from a Crow Touring Car made in Elkhart. IN.
Here is the 1913 Touring T.
Fj, thanks for posting the great pics.....I can't buy car but the educational value of part placement locations was very informative. Well...for a newbie such as myself at least!
Thx again Rick
Thanks Richard !
Here are engine images ....
I'm curious; what's the attachment on the second spark plug?
Bill, That's an explosion whistle
Fj, once again thank you for additional pics, these are great resource pics IMHO! I truly appreciate them!
Good photo of REAL Rocky Mountain Brakes! Very nice.
I can't tell from the picture whether they are the true original era ones, or the reproductions made back in the '60s. Doesn't really matter. Either way they are better than anything you can buy new today. And probably overall the best after-market brakes made for the model T ever (at least in two-wheel brakes).
They would have been installed over (24) years ago - before he bought the car - probably around the same time the Ruckstell axle was put on.
Fj....Outstanding! You don't see pics like that every day!
You may have missed your calling!......lol
Richard..I agree. We also tend to forget just how much TIME it takes to post pictures. Thanks FJ!
Thanks Richard & Tim !
I appreciate that.
I received what I consider a reasonable offer via PM
by a forum member that I informed the owner of.
This is the only place this Model T has been offered for sale
This is my ď Home ď on the old inter web - we are all ď Family ď in my humble opinion.
Thank You to my Family for exercising restraint on this thread and for posting positive comments.
I am trying to assist in getting this T to a new home in a timely manner.
I would love to see more pictures of the Crow Elkhart you snuck in there...
Nice looking T too by the way
It is an impressive car from a company that operated out of Elkhart, IN from 1909 to 1924.
Complete images are ready to be posted - however the 1912 Crow-Elkhart Touring may be the only surviving example remaining.
Right now there is someone actively researching who may buy it - if not it will available for purchase & I will start a thread on it.
The 1912 Crow-Elkhart Touring can be seen in this image to the right of the 1909 Buick Model 10 that is now in my trailer on itís way to Philadelphia.
To the left is a Hupmobile.
I hope this gentleman finds a good home for his nice T and thank you for helping him FJ. :-)
The man has a beautiful building and some handsome automobiles.
The owner called me yesterday.
He has reduced the price to $18,000.
Will the 1913 Start and run?
It has been stored where you see it in an immaculate climate controlled garage since purchased.
Jim, How sad, I thought Jill and I were your only family! Great photo's
Jim-When I moved to Enid, ok. in 1974, there were rumored to be two new Crow-Elkharts in an old dealership building at Kremlin, Ok. Soon after that the cars disappeared. Do you suppose this could be one of them? Ed
The decision has been made to put the Crow up for sale.
I think I started a thread on it already - I will add to it
or start a new thread.
It is remarkable automobile with a fascinating past.
The '13 in blue is a horse of another color
But nice looking!
(Message edited by Dan_Treace on August 08, 2018)
FJ, Thanks for the post and for reminding posters to be civil and kind with their posts. Life is fragile, unpredictable, and its end is sometimes tragic, but always inevitable. The car looks to be a super nice tour car, and with a few revisions, could be a high point show car.
looks like R G Reeders T BEFORE candy SOLD IT
I'm surprised no one has asked about the tiller-steering horseless carriage in the background. Locomobile?
I have a lot of Family across the states - I want to catch up on episodes of ď Yellowstone ď when I see you next - thanks for helping put the winch in the trailer ...:.
I met Lee when I picked up a 1909 Buick he had sold earlier this year - things were not looking so good but have improved recently for him.
Does the owner have any other cars for sale?
That car is not for sale.
Only one at this time.
a 1913 Crow Elkhart Touring Car.
I just posted a for sale ad in the Classifieds.
Jim Yesterday I posted about two Crow Elkharts rumored to be in Kremlin Oklahoma. Today I noticed that a picture of the car you saw showed a dash plaque from the Nardin Parade of 1986. Nardin is only about45 miles from Kremlin Oklahoma. I always go through Kremlin when driving the T to the Nardin Parade. Ed
This 1913 model t has been offered on the HCCA website for several weeks now listed at $19,500.00. Just looked its still listed there for sale.
FJ, you do a great job of finding and listing cars of interest to forum users. I appreciate what you do for the forum and the museum. You are to be commended for your efforts.
I bet it was Tommy Protsman.
Lee didnít own the car yet.
Thank You very much Howard.
I am a lucky man to travel the places I get to go & meet the interesting folks I run across along the way.
The Crow Elkhart Touring Car is quite a unique and beautiful looking car. It is very honorable how the owner(s) kept the vehicle in such pristine shape.
I can't seem to find the link on which I originally viewed your photos of the Crow Elkhart on mtfca web-site. Could you kindly re-post the link to those photos ?
Also a major thank you to FJ for all the posts, insight and help you have provided to so many mftca members over the years. It is very insightful to hear about your experiences seeing so many unique vehicles and sharing those experiences and photos on this site.
Thanks for the phone call.
The original story on the Crow is in the General Discussion forum.
I updated it yesterday afternoon.