I am helping a friend in our local Model T club sell a '25 Model T Roadster.
This 1925 Model T roadster was purchased from a young man who contacted the local Centennial Model T club of Omaha, asking for help in disposing of a what he believed was Model T in the garage of his recently deceased mother. He could not find a title anywhere in his mother's records or at the DMV. Two members of the club met him at the house and found the roadster pushed into a remote corner of the garage. It had been the project of his father who died at least 12 years earlier and probably had not been touched for a decade, prior to his death. The two members purchased the car and several club friends helped move the car to a shop where many were involved in keeping this wonderful piece of history from the scrap heap.
The work was not a complete "restoration" but included the following. No body or paint work was done, except to paint the engine.
A DMV search and followup paperwork resulted in a clear valid Nebraska title.
The engine, number 12021528, was manufactured in June, 1925
The metal is obviously "used" but sound with negligible rust.
The engine and transmission were removed and opened for examination. All bearings were clean and tight including those in the transmission.
Valve springs were replaced. Valves were ""hand ground".
New Kevlar bands were installed.
All wiring was replaced.
The gas tank was removed, cleaned and interior coated by a radiator shop.
The radiator was replaced with a used, but proven, radiator.
A new set of seat springs was installed (none were included in the original car.)
New upholstery was installed.
A new top was installed.
A new windshield was installed
The tires were worn but were sound and used for historical reasons. (they are labeled "Implement tires")
This car has been in a heated garage since purchased and repaired. The engine starts easily and runs very smoothly on the mag. It is available for inspection if requested. It is offered for $9,500. Any offers will be considered. Email or call with questions or additional photos.
George Schmidt - Member of the Centennial Model T Club of Omaha.
402-321-4873 ( Text only )
Unprr@cox.net. - e-mail
Wow, very nice!
Notice how the pre-trimmed rubber mat for 1924 and earlier cars is too narrow in the foot well area for a 1925.
The way to achieve full coverage on a 1925 is to buy the "untrimmed" mat from Snyder's and trim it yourself, after making a template from craft paper or poster board.
Wonderful account - great explanation - good images.
Good Luck with the sale !
I wonder what the tag is on the upper RH corner of the firewall? A tire carrier for this car shouldn't be hard to find.
Larry, one of the club members had the tag made, with the motor number and placed it on the fire wall.
Mr. Stender, I will able to take your call today. Thanks for your interest.
Sold, thank you MTFCA.
What did I tell ya’ George ?
Exactly as predicted ....