On e-bay, 1915 Roadster, Fresh Restoration

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2014: On e-bay, 1915 Roadster, Fresh Restoration
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Coiro on Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 02:40 am:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271552399426


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Frank van Ekeren (Australia) on Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 02:44 am:

The color hasn't grabbed me yet but a lot of love has gone into the restro, very nice T.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Hjortnaes, Men Falls, WI on Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 08:32 am:

Very nicely done, but you are right. The color choice leaves something to be desired. Paint job and roof look very well done.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Walker, NW AR on Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 09:40 am:

The owner had eliminated at least half of the eligible buyers with that paint scheme.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 10:32 am:

I wouldn't trust the plastic tie that's holding the license plate on the front axle not to eventually cut through.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ricks - Surf City on Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 10:38 am:

Tbay strikes again. They've taken away the item location, like it was a new ChiCom trinket you get mail order.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Wolf on Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 10:41 am:

Look at it again Ricks.
It says Franklin Maine


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Wells on Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 10:49 am:

I'd be repainting that thing black in a big hurry.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ricks - Surf City on Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 11:03 am:

OK, Richard, I see it now in the fine print. I'm so used to the location not being shown, I figured this was one more.

Thanks.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Coiro on Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 11:14 am:

No car is perfect for everybody. True, the paint job isn't this car's best feature, but as it'd be my intent to drive the living daylights out of my Model T anytime the weather was nice, I'd be more concerned about its overhand front wishbone, lack of auxiliary brakes and starter.

But for the buyer who's a stickler for authenticity, I think a car in near perfect condition except for needing a relatively cheap* paint job would be the best for which one could hope.

*I don't know whether you can still purchase a cheap, Earl Scheib paint job, but no matter which body shop you pick, plain ol' black, without clear-coat, still has to be the least expensive, available way to go—and Mr. Ford's frugality was legendary, particularly when it came to paint.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Semprez-Templeton, CA on Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 11:24 am:

I wonder what reserve the seller is expecting? A very nicely restored car but that paint job could be an obstacle. The wording in the ad gives me the impression that the current owner may have bought this car for resale, and spruced it up with a fancy paint scheme.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Royce in Georgetown TX on Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 11:32 am:

Authenticity aside, the choice of colors is a personal one. The white parts of the car (other than the pin striping) appear odd to me. I think the car would look pretty good with the fenders, splash aprons, running boards and hood painted black.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 12:09 pm:

Royce, I agree.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Gregush Portland Oregon on Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 12:31 pm:

I'd repaint the hood to match the body and drive the snot out of it!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 06:15 pm:

At first, I wasn't going to say anything. However, since several others have already. It reminds me of one of my longest time best friends. Shortly before we met (45 years ago, we were both still in high school), he passed up on buying what should have been his first antique car. It was a 1931 model A sport coupe. No rust-out, nice straight body and fenders, original dual side mounted spare tires, decent top and interior. All around, a very nice original car. But it had been painted '50s pink.
Instead, he bought, for the same price, a 1931, model A sport coupe. It had a decent body with some rust-out, torn fenders, single rear spare. Interior was shot, top not much better. It had an old repaint. But at least it was gray.

I think about two cases of good quality rattle-can gloss black would make this car 100 percent better. Would have worked for the pink model A also.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Smith on Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 09:52 pm:

Did they plan to use it in a circus?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Spencer Vibert on Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 11:19 pm:

I agree Larry I think they were going to use it as a sideshow spectacle


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Craig Anderson, central Wisconsin on Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 11:32 pm:

I'm with Mark........except I wouldn't change a thing!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 11:38 pm:

Certainly not my cup of tea as is, but if the unfortunate colors lowered the price enough I'd buy the thing and invest in a few rattle cans of black Rustoleum.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Semprez-Templeton, CA on Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 11:37 am:

Strange paint scheme aside, I do not think this seller is planing to let this car go for a bargain price. The wording in the description implies the seller would like the potential buyers to think this is a "show" car. It is a nice car for sure and one I would love to own for the right price but, it wouldn't stay that color any longer than it would take to disassemble, prep and paint it black.

The sellers comments: "I trailered this car to one show last fall and won 1st place, other than that the car has not moved. Call me for the complete history of this car. The pictures speak for themselves. Would keep it but have too many projects and cars and not enough room."

The pictures DO speak for themselves and what they say to me is, "HELP I'm a very nice car trapped in a silly paint job".

Has anyone called to get the full scoop on this car?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Eyssen - Abilene TX on Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 11:43 am:

Steve: I was thinking of Krylon myself :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By brass car guy on Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 12:11 pm:

Reminds me of the interior of a French whore house I visited as a youth.

just sayin'

brasscarguy


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Aldrich Orting Wa on Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 12:30 pm:

Shouldn't the headlight connectors be the 45 degree ones?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Royce in Georgetown TX on Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 05:25 pm:

Actually the headlight connectors should be 90 degrees for 1915 - 1918.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Walker, NW AR on Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 09:47 pm:

And, actually, the headlight connectors are the least of the problems with that car. :-)


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