I think it already bid to over what its worth...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ford-Model-T-Mother-In-Law-Very-Nice-1909-Ford-Model-T-B RASS-ERA-With-Mother-In-law-Seat-Very-Nice-/380955759504?forcerrptr=true&hash=it em58b2bb9390&item=380955759504&pt=US_Cars_Trucks
Its worth whatever someone is willing to pay. I question why it is on fleebay and not one of the big auto auctions. Because it is not what it is claimed to be?
According to the owner's description, the car is made of various components from 1909, '11 and '12, with a distributor-equipped, 1919 engine. Though this Model T may be a wonderfully sweet and reliable driver/tourer, it's not the kind of car presented by RM and Gooding auctions. Little auctions? Sure. But not the big boys.
One of the nice things about these knock-together brass Flivvers is that they're an affordable way to get into the horseless carriage hobby*.
And, as authorized Ford dealers made a practice of overhauling tired Fords with updated parts, in a sense, they're period-correct.
*A quick glance at the Horseless Carriage Club's classified ads would indicate that just about any good-running brass car that isn't a Model T Ford costs six figures. That kind of pricing would be too dear for average guys like me.
Who cares. It will bring a lot of joy to somebody. It is a neat car, and as long as the buyer knows it is not factory-correct, I am happy. It is still a Model T Ford.
This car has come up for sale three times in the last year, and somewhere along the way it got a title that says 1909. It has this time at least been represented for what it is. I wonder how someone got 1909 onto the title, when the motor is later and the rest is a built up car?
How many DMV workers have you ever met that knew anything about cars, let alone the title laws of their own state?
My touring is titled as having 4 doors. But the title is correct for the year of the engine.
In response to who cares -No one unless the new owner buys what he thinks is a 1909 and finds when he goes to sell it that its not worth a fraction of what he paid for it.
Its very interesting at what point the car becomes something else. My 1913 came from the States and was restored in New Zealand - As we are right hand drive it got a steering column and a transmission swap from a 1914 Model T The Body was very far gone so it received a 1913 Australian body . The coil box was wooden but shot so it got a 1913/141 Metal coilbox -parts car ? restored car? - I don't know but I love it! Karl