why late 1912?
Why is this a late 1912? This car has the earlier outside rear door handles. Wouldn't that make this car be no later than May 1912 build?
I understood that the earlier 12 models had the step side like the 1911 bodies. The later ones had the plain sides like his one. Hence this one is a late [r] 1912.
I could be way off track!!!
Allan from down under.
1913 Model year began in September 1912. May is rather late in the model year. The car could be as early as January 1912 I think.
A rough, simple progression (without details like dipped front doors, then straight front doors etc.) is the stepped body, smooth body with external rear door handles & then the later smooth body with internal rear door handles.
My touring looks like this one and is a late 1912.
No wonder it's late, He had to wait on three women!
(boy I'll get my ears boxed over this comment)
Another one where I get confused because here is Australia we use a calendar year and not the US model version. To me May us in the first half of the year before December!!!
Well, okay mid-1912.
After the very early step-side bodies, but before the inside only door latches.
The "upside down" horn on this car is late. Assuming of course , its not a replacement horn...
My touring does not have the brass handles and is 141607,which is either july or august.
My 12 is a late one and it is identical except for the outside door handles. My car has the handles on the inside. There were quite a few variations over the 1912 model year.