"Not renovated", but "has newer pain"

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2014: "Not renovated", but "has newer pain"
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kevin Whelihan on Friday, October 03, 2014 - 09:19 am:

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.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Norman T. Kling on Friday, October 03, 2014 - 11:30 am:

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.
Norm


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Charles Linsenbarth on Friday, October 03, 2014 - 11:46 am:

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.
Charley


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Greg Whaley, Georgetown Ontario Canada on Friday, October 03, 2014 - 11:54 am:

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.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Donnie Brown North Central Arkansas on Friday, October 03, 2014 - 12:46 pm:

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.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By mike conrad on Friday, October 03, 2014 - 01:19 pm:

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..........


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Spaziano, Bellflower, CA. on Friday, October 03, 2014 - 01:57 pm:

Well, we've been told about the "pain". What about the suffering. Maybe that part is from the color choice.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roger Karlsson, southern Sweden on Friday, October 03, 2014 - 02:41 pm:

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..


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Gregush Portland Oregon on Friday, October 03, 2014 - 06:39 pm:

Not my first choice in color, it would be red or yellow. :-) Guess with 39 bids someones like it.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Wrenn on Friday, October 03, 2014 - 07:19 pm:

Isn't it supposed to be black anyway? Thought Ford didn't bring the colors back until '26....


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ken Kopsky, Lytle TX on Friday, October 03, 2014 - 09:18 pm:

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.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Aaron Griffey, Hayward Ca. on Friday, October 03, 2014 - 09:38 pm:

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.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Norman T. Kling on Friday, October 03, 2014 - 09:43 pm:

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.
Norm


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Gregush Portland Oregon on Friday, October 03, 2014 - 09:55 pm:

A Model T does not have to be black if you do not want to paint it Black. It is just that simple.
redmodelt :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ed in California on Friday, October 03, 2014 - 09:59 pm:

Laugh it up fellas...its already at 9200.00...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John P Noonan on Friday, October 03, 2014 - 10:35 pm:

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.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ken Kopsky, Lytle TX on Saturday, October 04, 2014 - 12:31 am:

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.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Greg Whaley, Georgetown Ontario Canada on Saturday, October 04, 2014 - 06:43 am:

Here is the link to the dealer that has it listed
Their website has it up for $15,000

http://www.usaautotrade.com/inventory.aspx?mk=Ford&md=&lid=-1&newused=&exbs=&bs= &fromprice=1&toprice=30000&keyword=#


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Royce in Georgetown TX on Saturday, October 04, 2014 - 04:44 pm:

Shill bids.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By john kuehn on Saturday, October 04, 2014 - 05:58 pm:

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.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Wells on Sunday, October 05, 2014 - 07:28 pm:

Looks horrible in that colour. It needs to be black.


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