This car appeared in the 1948 movie I Remember Mama, a period movie whose story was set in 1910. It looks like a Model T but may not be. Can anyone ID the model and year and add any additional information?
Pretty sure your right, it's not a T. The front axle has a weird double curve in it, that I've never seen on a T.
Betcha someone will get it very quickly ;o)
It looks very much like a Mitchell to me. Maybe a 1910 or so.
Same contour to the front axle. Same bulge under rear door. I agree, the radiator is polished in the movie car and painted in the restored one. Also a different windshield.
I enjoyed that movie very much. Thanks for reminding me of it.
Yes it is a Model T, only a 1910 Model T Mitchell.
My list of Model T vehicles is 14 makes plus Ford!
That axle design on the ends is called Lemoigne.
That is one of my Favorite Movies and always wondered what that car was. Thanks Layton
Layden, If I recall correctly, Cadillac had a model T, one of the last one cylinder cars if I remember right. I know that Regal also had a model T. It was one of my favorite ads in one of my favorite Floyd Clymer books a long time ago.
Or is my memory getting worse than I think?
Care to share your list? I have often wondered how many model Ts there were?
(I know, I know. There were fifteen million of them.)
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Cadillac ( Yes the last 1 cylinder)
Lexington had a Series T
Chevrolet Series T was their truck line built
with many car components like the TT Ford
And there may be more out there!
No one could copyright T.
It's sort of interesting to observe that alpha or alpha/numeric designations for cars was pretty much the standard of the industry in the early years. Later most cars were named for things that would hopefully catch the imagination of prospective buyers, for example Cougar, Impala, Victoria, Galaxie, Thunderbird, Mustang, Cutlass, Firebird, and on and on and on. In more recent times we have pretty much come full circle. Many of today's cars are designated with alpha or alpha/numeric labels.
Thank you Layden B!
And a very interesting observation by Henry P also!
Henry, I agree, but some weren't all that imaginative. Plymouth models in the early fifties, as I recall, were the Cambridge. the Cranbrook and the Concord. Dodge had Meadowbrook, Coronet and Wayfarer. On second thought, maybe the names in those cases captured the cars... solid and a bit stodgy.