An unusual and rare 24 Touring. It looks like this Touring was a non-starter car. It has non-demountable wheels and no spare tire carrier. Somewhere along the line a starter and generator were added. By how straight this car looks, I'll bet it doesn't have many miles on it. From the pics it looks like it never had any rust out, but if I was interested, I would want more pics of the lower body panels and underneath. If I wasn't out of garage space, I would be interested.
I have no connection to this seller.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ford-Model-T-Touring-Car-1924-model-t-touring-car-surviv or-nice-clean-car-no-reserve-/251597218477?forcerrptr=true&hash=item3a945ce2ad&i tem=251597218477&pt=US_Cars_Trucks
I bet someone traded wheels and took the spare tire carrier too.
Appears to be a 1925 body as all of the door hinges are of equal distance, top & bottom from the body - indicative of the '25 model. If a true '25, it would have steel cowl uprights rather than wood and a two rivet patent plate on the dash.
It's only a three dip pan on the block.
Royce, I hope they left the water pump.
This Touring sold for $10,200. eight bidders, 31 bids.
Did anyone on the forum buy it?
No, but I did look at the car over the weekend with a friend. It looked clean and straight. I did not buy it or bid on it. Any comments on the car. Oh yes, it did have a water pump. Radiator did not leak, but the lower hose had a drip. Back rack looked like factory, but I assume after-market? No spare. Did not start on MAG; has a starter with a new battery. Has been is sellors family for along time. This had Boone County, Iowa, plates. Metal was solid. Tires were practically new. Top showed some wear, but not bad. Seemed to run well, but needed a little carb adjustment.
Things often are changed out over the years. But the dash with the amp meter and the lack of cowl lights would be an indication the car was a starter model originally.
Some folks believe you could only have the starter/generator with the demountable wheels so you had the plain car or the equipped car but I believe you could mix and match as you desired during that time frame on the open cars (not the closed cars). The open cars were advertised as available with or without electrical equipment and with or without demountables for the open cars. See page 333 of Bruce McCalley's "Model T Ford where the sales brochure for the 1924 cars is shown. Below is one excerpt which was also published in the “Vintage Ford” (used by permission).
For the closed cars, the electrical equipment and demountable wheels were standard equipment from 1919 model year on.
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Chuck, Thanks for responding. It did look like a solid straight car. It will make someone a good T.
Dan; I hope so as the ‘friend’ who looked at it with me was my high school buddy. Class of 1967. He bought it. I will see the car again this weekend as he brought it home today. He also has a friend who has his grandfathers ’24 coupe that grandpa bought in the ‘40s stored in a shed for years. Real nice coupe, pretty much unmolested. Maybe we can get it running and drive them this weekend? Great hobby!!!
Looks like a classic case of bidding before it was time. There was only two bidders over $6500 and if either one had stopped trying to be the high bidder before it counted, the buyer could have saved several thousand dollars.
I notice one was a new bidder to ebay. The other only had 2 on his feedback. Most of the time when you see bidders that new to ebay the item will be relisted later because some sellers like to run the bid up and hope you will jump in at the last second. I have seen it a lot in the past 16 years of buying and selling on ebay. Most of the time when it happens to me I just don't bid anymore and wait for it to be relisted or forget about it.