Here's a nice-looking '13 Runabout listed this morning, located in Mass.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ford-Model-T-brass-1913-ford-model-t-roadster-brass-101- years-old-/161317691607?forcerrptr=true&hash=item258f48a0d7&item=161317691607&pt =US_Cars_Trucks
I have no connection with the listing or owner; just thought someone might be interested in it.
Wrong power plant, starter and place for gen. One piece valve cover, not sure why the casting date shows 13, but is not in the style typical for an early block. Pictures are taken is a way to not show most of the wrong stuff. At half the asking price it would take off and sell auction style.
relisted car, see:
It has an incorrect windshield, wrong engine, wrong rear axle, wrong driveshaft, wrong coil box, missing the firewall brass trim. Otherwise a good project, a bit overpriced considering the general lack of proper parts.
Jerry -- Seller mentioned that the car has a later engine. The date casting is on the head, not the block. I too think the asking price is high, but it's up to the seller and buyer to get together and decide what it's worth.
I only showed it here because if I wanted a '13 to restore, this is what I'd like to start with. It's way more complete and correct than any car I've had to work with.
Looks like a good start on a 1913 with some of the correct stuff and some incorrect parts that could be traded. I agree that with the later engine/transmission the price is a bit optimistic. Sometimes the pictures you want to see aren't there because the seller doesn't know what to shoot. I gather this is a younger guy selling his late dad's car that he doesn't know a lot about.
Mike what your say'n is all true. To clarify if he had started at a lower price the interest may have taken the final price close to this but to start high he may have to relist a 3rd time to reach above 12K.
I agree with you, Jerry. There's a lot of psychology involved with a successful ebay listing. Starting the bid out lower will get more folks interested, hoping they'll "get a deal." Once they begin bidding, it's difficult for many of them to stop. :
Should have sold it when he got a $9000 bid.
Pretty neat car. There are some rust issues too, and I wonder how much work it would be to correct that problem? Other than the issues listed above, it is a great car, having the original top, upholstery, and boot! The coilbox puzzles me. It has the original KW instructions on the lid, but a New York switch, and the catches on the lid are not correct either for 1913. The price is a bit steep considering the entire driveline is the wrong year.