In 1928 Allen Swift received this car as a gift from his father. When he died at age 102 it had over a million miles on it.
The guy with the Morgan made his last, too.
Old Rolls Royces (not the new ones) and Model T Fords are forever. Both are made of really good materials, but whereas one is a Swiss watch, the other is a Westclox, wind-up alarm-clock.
Gee... so it turns out I was right about the Swiss watch thing.
I wonder if he changed is own oil!
Love those big drum head lights the Springfield built RR have on em! Ok, the rest of the car is sweet too.
Mark, The lenses are Bosh & Lombe too! All that bright work is "German Nickel" not plating! That model is called a Picadilly Roadster, one of seven built. I used to work on it's Brother, but it had seen much worse times--even being cut in two, front half used as a manure trailer, and the motor ran a welder. I had detailed pictures of this car for reference--this was back when Mr. Swift was still alive & driving the car.
You can see the leather spring covers in this picture too, the silver piece just in front of the front tire is the filler plug for them. Besides being kept in grease, the springs were cadmium plated. The box above the running board is either the battery or the tool box (one on each side & I forget which side was battery). Notice the rumble seat has its own door too! (only on the passenger side). The radiator shell is the radiator top tank, all German Silver, edges beveled and soldered together so you can't see the seams. You can barely see the radiator shutters, but that's what is sticking out below the top tank. The one I worked on was originally owned by the President of the Warford Company, so there's the T content! Serial number S217FP, if my memory is correct.