Might be good for someone in the local New Jersey Area It is in parts. I am not interested too far away. Question for you experts, since it need a wooden frame for the body does this add about 2-3 thousand to repair costs ? Or - is this way over priced for the parts since it has no guarantee on the engine, and needs so much labor and parts repair ?
MODEL T FORD 1925 ROADSTER NOT ASSEMBLED ALL PARTS ARE PAINTED READY FOR ASSEMBLY. SOME MINOR ITEMS ARE NOT INCLUDED IE (GLASS,IGNITION COILS,WOOD IT IS A TRANSITION BODY LATE 1925 ONLY FEW PIECES OF WOOD,TUBES FOR TIRES) NOT SURE IF THAT'S THE COMPLETE LIST BUT PRETTY CLOSE.ENGINE WAS REBUILT BUT GOT WET MAY BE OK IF THE PISTONS ARE REMOVED AND HONE IT. SOME PARTS ARE NOS TURTLE DECK STILL HAD FORD WAREHOUSE WIRE TAG ON IT EVERYTHING ELSE EXCEPT WHEELS, CHASSIS, ENGINE, AND TRANS ARE NEW FROM30 YEARS AGO NO CHINESE CRAP HERE ALL COPPER RADIATOR NOT THE ALUMINUM CHINESE JUNK SOLD TODAY FINISH CAR THIS AND HAVE A REAL QUALITY RESTORATION.
It also needs that minor detail called a title. However it once was a high show quality restoration, until the parts rusted and the shed caught fire. Good news is that if you add up the parts, the add says it's over ten grand. What a bargain. Oh yeah, and the engine was wet.
A title is no big deal. The package looks like a good deal to me and if I was closer than 2,000 miles to New Jersey would be a player.
The late 25 roadster body, which was the transition between the 23/24 style with a lot of wood, and the 26/7 style with virtually no wood is very difficult to find as not many were made. If there is a new Brassworks rad and a decent turtle deck, which he says was NOS, there is a lot of value there for the $2500. Anything you buy to restore you are probably going to disassemble anyway. There is enough sheet metal in the photos to justify the cost. As an example, the first year I went to Chickasha I sold a field find '25 roadster body -- just the body including the turtle deck -- that had set out on a Montana farm for probably 75 years in the weather; for $3250 in the first hour of the swap meet. No frame, engine, wheels, windshield stanchions, no wood in the body, etc. Between the time the guy bought it and got it loaded I could have sold it three more times. The guy who bought it was pretty happy as I have since sold him three more Montana T projects and shipped them to Connecticut.
The engine being wet? Who cares?? Any T engine is going to have to be gone through before you put it in the car. If it is the correct late 25 engine that matches this car it's a bonus, if it doesn't, it's no big deal. That's a hundred bucker to me.
I am always amazed. Just amazed.
Wow, wish this were on the west coast--IMHO, this is a STEAL right now!!
Although, "Show car finish" Um, I think I see a little more than paint bubbling on that body tub--but not bad! I see many hard-to-find '25 only parts there. Someone is going to get a easy-to-build T!
Note, engine pan & mag coils & hogshead are not attached, so wonder what the engine actually looks like--was the shed fire hot enough to damage the Babbitt? (Probably not, noting the condition of everything else). Wonder what the wheels look like. This is a case of where better photos would probably get a higher bidding war.
Ah well, I'll just keep working on my '25.
It went for $2950. Not bad for a mostly complete project.