The most recent T-Bay posting:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ford-Model-T-Roadster-1924-ford-model-t-one-of-a-kind-/3 21536651618?forcerrptr=true&hash=item4add13f162&item=321536651618&pt=US_Cars_Tru cks
Nice to know it has not been renovated, but also has "newer pain". That's good. because no one wants "old pain". The only remaining question is the pain: physical, financial, emotional. Or perhaps all three? I guess that just comes with owning a Model T.
I don't like the Newer Pain. The fenders splash aprons and running boards should be black. In fact that year car should be all black.
I'm a color guy and I'm not a fan of this paint renovation at all. I think it put's this car in the rat rod class.
Paint is an easy fix. I think it would look ok like Norman suggested.
Not sure that an "incorrect color" paint job puts it into a rat rod class. That's a pretty big leap.
I agree with Greg, No rat rod there. I see a pretty nice car with a poor color choice (poor choice for me to like). If you like that color then its a nice car, for the money. That is, if it does not go much higher. I see a 6000.00 dollar car if it is mechanically OK.
After reading the ebay post we also learn it's a roadster, it has 3 gears and the wooden wheels have spokes. as for the paint..........
Well, we've been told about the "pain". What about the suffering. Maybe that part is from the color choice.
In some early texts Ford also wrote about three gears - they were referring to low, high and reverse.
I don't think it's much fun to ridicule ordinary folks texts in ads - it's easy to make mistakes, especially with the "smart" phones of today that thinks they know best what the operator tries to write..
Not my first choice in color, it would be red or yellow. Guess with 39 bids someones like it.
Isn't it supposed to be black anyway? Thought Ford didn't bring the colors back until '26....
Looks too much like a scam for my taste. The car and description differ (red vs. black, Roadster vs. Touring) as well as the location and license plate (Florida vs. North Carolina). Not to mention the seller is new and listed as a dealer. 39 bids don't mean anything if there's a shill bidder.
I hope it's real but I wouldn't bid on it without seeing it in person or having a personal review by a local.
Mistakes can be made, but proof reading can also be done.
When I put an expensive item up for sale I try to find out all I can about it, if I don't already know most of the facts about the item.
The pictures don't show the pedals or the engine. Without seeing them, it could be a T body with newer engine and transmission. However, the body does look good and still has the wood spoke wheels. For the price, it might be a good buy. If I were to buy it, though, I would want to hear it run and drive it first.
A Model T does not have to be black if you do not want to paint it Black. It is just that simple.
Laugh it up fellas...its already at 9200.00...
Wow!, I hope whoever is bidding on this car went to see it in person. We can all agree to disagree on what is or is not the proper color for a T, but this car has a hideous paint job. I bet it looked much better before that cheap orange peel special.
I could care less what color someone paints their T. I simply stated that the description doesn't match the pictures. That's one way scammers work. They use pictures from other auctions or sources. A legitimate dealer should know what he's selling and be interested enough to get the details correct. This listing has scam written all over it.
Here is the link to the dealer that has it listed
Their website has it up for $15,000
There is a lot of incorrect paint colors on T's going by what you see on tours and the MTFCA T pic section.
But not in the rat rod category in my opinion.
Looks horrible in that colour. It needs to be black.