Collector car price tracker may be of interest to those who use the forum to find out how much their car is worth. http://collectorcarpricetracker.com/auctions/make/Ford/model/Model+T/years/1908- 1927/
Of the current 367 sales shown for 24 October 2014 price range for Model T Fords from 1908 to 1927 is a low of $2500 to a high of $19,000 with an average of $8, 682. And remember these are sold at auction prices.
I didn't see a $19k car for October but there is one for May; However, it's a T-Bucket Street Rod. There were more Street Rods too and, except for brass, generally loads the average higher. There's also non-Ford included at least once. (I didn't scan the entire list.) To me, that's enough to skew the entire average.
I have never seen a price guide that was any good at all. For that matter, most appraisers haven't a clue either. I have heard the phrase "Can you find another one for that price?" way too many times from so-called professional appraisers. Often this was for cars in poor condition and of little desirability (one time it was a 1925 Dodge sedan, painted purple, half gutted interior, and barely ran, the appraiser said it was worth $48,000). I have also heard appraisers tell people that their concourse condition car was only worth a couple thousand dollars (laughable at best, it could be sold a hundred times for five times the money).
Just because one fellow gets the deal of the century at a poorly attended auction, does not make all such cars worth so little. Just as one fool with more money than brains paying five times what something is worth does not make all such cars worth that much. Proper appraising is an art, and yet requires a lot of research. It requires an understanding of the nuances that make one car extremely desirable and valuable, while a very similar car is worth only half as much.
Location is also important, especially on lesser cars where shipping costs may add a significant percentage to a purchased car.
I personally know ONE appraiser that I respect, admire, or would trust.
At least as far as model Ts go, better value advice is given on this forum, than any other appraiser I have ever met or heard of (except for that one).
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
I feel the best appraiser of a car is yourself. It's worth what you're willing to pay for it, usually based on just how bad you want the thing.
The listing for a 1925 Model A Ford described as a 1925 Franklin and the Ford Phaeton 1918,1919,1920 might be a clue as to the expertise of these folks.
However I always enjoy looking at the pictures.
Amen to Wayne and Tim! If you want an honest opinion or outright facts on something, go the the folks who know about the product. The T owners on this site are, in my opinion, the most knowledgeable individuals on the operation, upkeep and value of the Ford Model T that I know of. I have found a wealth of helpful information from this forum and wouldn't trust any appraisor unless it was Henry himself!
I posted the list for giggles. Want to see a list of bridges for sale?
Only if they are concrete assets--I'm a conservative investor!
The real value of any old car is what some fool will pay for your car the day you really need to sell it.
All the so called experts and auction sales results mean absolutely zero. The real indicator of your cars worth is how much can you get when you want or need to sell, plain and simple.
A good way to value your car or truck (Model T) is to look at ebay and see for yourself what similar cars have sold for (or not sold). On the right side upper side of home page of the screen is the word "advanced" click on it and it will take you to a new window that you can set your search parameters.