The color hasn't grabbed me yet but a lot of love has gone into the restro, very nice T.
Very nicely done, but you are right. The color choice leaves something to be desired. Paint job and roof look very well done.
The owner had eliminated at least half of the eligible buyers with that paint scheme.
I wouldn't trust the plastic tie that's holding the license plate on the front axle not to eventually cut through.
Tbay strikes again. They've taken away the item location, like it was a new ChiCom trinket you get mail order.
Look at it again Ricks.
It says Franklin Maine
I'd be repainting that thing black in a big hurry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Royce, I agree.
I'd repaint the hood to match the body and drive the snot out of it!
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
Did they plan to use it in a circus?
I agree Larry I think they were going to use it as a sideshow spectacle
I'm with Mark........except I wouldn't change a thing!
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.
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?
Steve: I was thinking of Krylon myself
Reminds me of the interior of a French whore house I visited as a youth.
Shouldn't the headlight connectors be the 45 degree ones?
Actually the headlight connectors should be 90 degrees for 1915 - 1918.
And, actually, the headlight connectors are the least of the problems with that car.