I took some pictures of this body today and thought some of you may enjoy seeing them. I thought the interior was nice and may be good reference. I know the folks selling this and realize it is probably overpriced but included the link for anyone who might be interested.
I'm not so sure it is "over priced". Consider that it has new fenders and splash aprons with it. I wouldn't want to restore a "basket case" for that money. The roof might be a little "dodgy" as the head liner is hanging some and there are no good pictures of it. I have found it to be dangerous to assume that what I can't see is in good condition!!
Here are a couple more pictures. It looks like plywood was slid into the front above the headliner. Also the header above the windshield is missing. However the doors fit and closed nicely.
My wife wanted me to buy it and I thought I could talk them down some on the price but I can't fit it into my list of projects. I hope someone will buy it before I change my mind. It would be fun.
I also should mention the drivers seat and gas tank are missing.
I see that the guy is advertising that it could be restored or used for a street rod???!!!
The car is too good to be made into a street rod. I sure hope it doesn't go for that purpose.
They don't come around in that shape very often.
Don't worry John, at that price, it won't be moving anytime soon.
OH! I like that car, I think that would be a great build. Would that car, ever have been built in a very dark green color by Ford?
Price wise I don't think their to far off base, it seems to me when we need some thing it's always three times more then we thought it would be.
Interesting that it doesn't have any of the chassis with it.
The car is not a rust bucket that's been outside rotting away.
It looks to have been a very nice original car that was bought and maybe a restoration started and then interest was lost.
Its makes you wonder what the car could have been
when it was found.
It was blocked when I looked....
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Charley, this is a 1922 centerdoor body, so it came black from Ford, but there are some letters at the Benson Ford library indicating earlier closed cars up to about 1917 may have been painted in other colors. Since bodies were bought from outside suppliers, maybe it's possible they were already painted and upholstered when they were delivered to Ford(?)
Tony, I seem to recall an earlier thread where it was discussed that blocking on Craigslist was a way for an unscrupulous potential buyer to shut out possible competition. Does anyone else recall the discussion?
It's not blocked now!!
Tony. if you can't get through send me a PM and I will get you a phone number or have them call you. I just tried the link and it worked for me.
As far as color, I have heard of a green and a blue that folks have though might have been used on Coupelet's and Centerdoors. The expensive Coupelet on ebay and a Centerdoor I recall seeing had a faded blue similar to the blue GM used on 20's cars. Both looked like it could have been original. I can't recall what the conclusions were on previous discussions here.
I hate to say it, but at that price it's more likely to be purchased by a streetrodder than a Model T'er.
Street Rod guys tend to be less frugal than T owners.
$7000 for the body only!!!!!!
We bought an entire 22 Centerdoor in the same condition and it ran and drove for $6500.
Andy's even came with the driver's seat.