http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Unique-1917-Model-T-Ford-Race-Car-Speedster-Body-Br ass-Era-Pre-16-1916-/181521285557?pt=Vintage_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=it em2a438301b5&vxp=mtr
Bob Woodburn sure has some cool stuff. He spends a lot on eBay fees just for showing it, though
Check out the guy's other stuff. He's got some cool things, e.g. 1912 M.I.L. Roadster body. Pricey though!
But if you made it yourself, it wouldn't have the valuable antique rust-through.
He has neat stuff, but I did not see a good deal on anything. All is priced for that one in several thousands of bidder. The one who really needs it and needs it now.
I can build you a Mercury Speedster body for a lot cheaper than that.
I do see that it has a 1923 low hood steel firewall. I have a NOS one, anyone want it for $3500?
If you move the decimal point over one place the prices are OK.
Correction Ken..... Should be., I can build you a REPRODUCTION mercury speedster body for a lot cheaper than that.
Roger, ebay is mostly free to list if you are a seller who does a bit of business with them. It only cost when you sell. He gets a LOT of free advertising via ebay listings.
BTW, he is a Fellow of the Advisory Board of the Mechanical Engineering College at the University of Montana and holds a variety of patents on mechanical and electronic devices. He's no fool. And he made his money himself.
Correction Tim... I can build you a speedster body in the shape of a Mercury Speedster...
You can call it what ever you want. Just like the kit cars and assembled from new parts cars people are calling Fords.
I appreciate your skills Ken ! Looking forward to progress pics. Having said that, I think of old cars as art, and I just don't get the same feeling with a reproduction . Maybe that is just me.
And I appreciate your view. How do you like the cars below? Both are reproductions.
Bob also has a very nice original '18 Couplet body on ebay. Also very pricey but some wonderful pictures. While I won't be spending any money with him, the pictures are always a treat to see.
Beautiful cars, Ken. If I was close enough, I could tell, hence, I would never want them myself. It's awful tough to sell a reproduction, too.
To me, from memory, it looks a lot like Forum regular Shawn Hayward's (did I spell that correctly) original family heirloom speedster body (currently, I believe, being restored).
While I may get somewhat annoyed by ridiculous asking prices, in the end, it isn't any big deal. If he wants to show off what he has? So what. If someone doesn't want to pay the price, they can move on. But I still sometimes get a bit annoyed. Maybe he should just post pictures of things he wants to show off here.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2