This is listed in Hemmings. Comments or observations? Just curious if it's really a '10. I'm not connected to the car at all, just enjoy lookin'. The seller is asking $25,000.00, firm. There are several pictures of the car in the listing. Thanks
It appears to be a 1910, but has some 1909 features. The tourabout is considered a 1909 style. It probably would part out at more than the asking price, but that is just for a comparison. It looks as if it is a good buy.
I bet that will clean up very nicely.
The engine #18,610 is listed as made March 24, 1910. All engines 18,600-18,796 were listed as engines only, sent to Canada, so maybe it's a Canadian Ford. Tourabout was a 1910 only body type in USA, don't know about Canada.
I believe the tourabot is a 1909 style. The July, 1909 T here in MN is an original tourabout.
After July 1909 and into 1910 as listed.
Sure, the 1910 model year started August 1, 1909 according to Ford, so if the Tourabout production started a little early in july, then the Tourabout was a very late 1909 and 1910 body style from Ford USA
I bet the T you are talking about was made in calendar year 1910 Darel but after the 1910 model year began.
According to Bruce McCalley, Ford Motor Co. did not produce tourabouts until July 1909 and they were referred to 1910 models.
Darel - the specific car to which you are referring and with which I am familiar was produced in 1909 but it is a 1910 model.
According to legend, there were also non-factory tourabouts, i.e. roadsters that had their rear seat replaced with a Ford factory produced front seat or a non-Ford produced two-person seat. Supposedly, Ford Motor Co. became aware of this and it was the impetus for the introduction of a factory produced tourabout.
The T I was referring to has engine number 8273 and was an August 2, 1909 engine and is one listed as "engine only"
I wish I could afford it. I would love to have a really early T. The pictures weren't good enough for me to tell just how correct it really is, but from what I could see, it looked pretty close to right. For a pre-'12, it would be tough to beat at that price. It showed open valve, but I couldn't tell if it was a correct pan, hogshead, or even block from the pictures I saw.
About forty years ago, I saw a totally original one that looked very much like this one, right down to the color. I wonder if this is that one?
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
From McCally 1910
MODEL YEAR DATES: August 1, 1909 to
November 1910, approximately.
Note: Ford referred to the cars built after August 1,
1909 as 1910 cars but common usage today is to
call the cars built within calendar year 1909
Darel - see this page:
"Tourabout shown in Ford Times but not produced until July, and then called 1910cars."
We have a 1911 Tourabout here in Alberta. Pretty sure it's an original car; the Reynolds Alberta Museum is pretty reliable. One of the factoids about it is that it has an array of left over early body parts. I think the fenders are 1910, etc. Apparently that was a common practice for early Canadian T's. The radiator has the winged Ford logo, which makes it 1909, I think?
The winged logo was used through 1910. This is a low mileage unrestored '10 that belongs to Bryan Ostregan S/N 21904.
I think that was always a Southern California car, it's a nice one.
Very nice T. It seems quite reasonably priced.
Concerning tourabouts, some Ford dealers sold a four seat Model K roadster. I've seen articles that referred to it as a "tourer," with a "K" front seat mounted to the rear pedestal, similar to the later T tourabout.
This photo taken in September 1908 shows a K tourer driven by an Oklahoma City Ford dealer to the Ford Kansas City Branch Store in preparation for a Kansas City to Oklahoma City tour:
I think the carb is incorrect, probably lots more.
However I would like it in my barn....
Ever since finding out what a Tourabout was I've wanted one. They look like they'd make great barnstormers, making it easy to take tons of people for rides.
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