Back in 1970 I learned to know this car:
It is red and build in 1963 out of a 1921 running chassis and the front ½ of a 1919 touring. The bed is made new in 1963. That I did not know in 1970 - I was just so fond of that charming little Model T. It belonged to a guy that later should be one of my best buddies within Model Ts even though he was old enough to be my dad.
In 1968 it was used in a danish movie where the main character - a veterainian - drove the car (and the actor actually drove the car!).
Years passed and I got a family and only visited Børge, as his name was, on occasion. Every time i checked that the little red Ford was still there but one day it was gone!!! Børge had been through a divorse and in order to bail out his former wife he have had to sell some of his cars (at some point he had 12 Model Ts - including the other 4 door Model T I have had for 9 years now). He would not tell to whome.
I considered the car as lost - and hoped it would show up at some rally or in a magasine or something.
Well - 20 years lapsed and then this july it appeared in a classified in the Danish Model T club magazine. The owner had died and his son and widow had decided to sell the car. I called a couple of other guys that I knew might be interested, but they all ment if I would have it I should go after it.
OK - tough negociations ended with I got it. Picked it up Saturday August 1st - sunday we had changed the oil, fixed a leaking floaterbowl and mounted a new battery - and it fired right up! Monday I fixed all the broken bulbs and remounted some flashers at the front and tuesday I had it inspected (MOT) and it passed! I then ordered my historical licenseplates and now 6 weeks later I have it back on the streets:
Tire kicking in Gilleleje
At Garden tractor pulling in Græsted
Congrats, that's a nice one with an awesome history!
(Message edited by wade_made on September 17, 2015)
Good for you Michael. Enjoy.
Michael, what a great story! Enjoy getting to drive and show off Your car, and have fun!