a friend call me today, says he has a ford model r, and a 1907 model t for sale, both are inside, havent ran for several years. He wants to sell them. they are in arkansas. He wants to know what he should ask for them. any ideas?
Mike, are you able to find out more? Pics would help greatly.
1907 model T? That will need some looking into Mike, to get the right year! pics please.
Often times folks do not always know which model or year they have. Clearly he cannot have a regular production 1907 Model T since Ford did not begin Model T production until late in 1908. It is possible that he has a prototype Model T that was produced prior to normal production -- but a 1907 four cylinder Ford would most likely be a Model N,R,or S (S Roadster (SR) was not introduced until 1908).
With only one short sentence for the description of two cars (and part of it sounding inaccurate) it is more difficult to make an estimate. The 2010 edition (I don't have a newer one) of the " Collector Car Price Guide" [newer editions available at Amazaon.com etc.] shares a 1906-1908 four cylinder Ford that is only good for parts is worth approximately $1800 and one that is in pristine restored condition is worth approximately $48,000. They do NOT list a 1907 Model T. Without additional information, photos, etc. -- it will be difficult to know where those two cars fall on that guide -- if at all. What it if is a Maxwell and not a Ford? Or it is a 1915 Ford rather than a 1907? Town car vs runabout? And of course many folks point out the price guides are not accurate etc.
I'm sure with some additional details your friend will be able to arrive at a fair price. Or they can put them on T-bay and the market will that week will decide what is a fair price for that week. Of course an accurate description and photos will help it sell better on T-bay.
It shouldn't take too long to take and post some digital photos and get a much more accurate "estimate." And if he decides to list the cars, he will be able to list them more accurately also.
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for what its worth, im not interested
Where in Arkansas? I'd like to go see them.
Let me know, please.
I'm interested too. I live in Missouri, about 50 miles from the Arkansas line.
That makes me third. Im very interested in a early T or a pre T. I live in central Arkansas. and will travel anywhere to see it. Thanks ...
And me fourth. There will be lots of Model T folks converging on Harrison, AR tomorrow thru Saturday for the Arkansas Tin Lizzies Fall Tour. I'm not aware of any Model R's in Arkansas, and apparently no one else is either.