Just watched a T speedster labeled a 1915, sell for $100,000. Lot # 2064.
Sounds like a trailer QUEEN! must have had an exceptional paint job.
Google, Barrett Jackson lot 2064 and click on it. Car sold last Jan in AZ. Neat Pictures and story.
Wasn't that car discussed on the forum in the past???
I know nothing about speedsters. Looks like the typical 1960-70s style speedster that was available in kit/component form.
Based on a 1915 Ford. Why can't they say BUILT on a 1915 Ford running gear and motor?
Don't, I repeat, DO NOT bid on this, it's coming home with me. (such a deal)
I had no idea that the movie "extras" were paid so much that you can take that home with you !!
I am not interested.
It has too much shine and the paint on the block does not match the head.
Not interested; I already own one. It's on my bookshelf.
The driver windshield looks goofy mounted on that angle!
Don't care for the bluish headlight lenses either.
The windshield is adjustable. The lights were a popular accessory in the day.
The Carburetor is not a Rayfield, it is a Stromberg, looks like an MB-1.
It's neat, but not $100K neat.
My gosh, it's a 1915 Model T Speedster. It's not rare. It's not that hard to copy! It has no new, wonderful technology! On its best day it shouldn't bring more than $15000.00 - $20,000.00!
Not to mention that it's a Front not a Roof! MG
It makes #220 look like a bargain!!!
That's Frontenac! MG
Wasn't this car featured in one of the Model T magazines back in the late 1980's/early 1990's?
I remember the headlamps that followed the wheels.
Looks like it belongs in a Carnival.
That is one beautiful speedster. It won Grand Champion at Old Car Festival in 1975. It was one of the first speedsters allowed at OCF and won Grand Champ no less. Might have also been the first Model T to win that award. You've got to understand that that award was a very big deal in those years. Today it's almost an afterthought at OCF,(no disrespect to the wonderful cars that have won it lately).
I don't know if it's worth $100 large but anybody that thinks they can build one like this for 15 ---- I'll take it. Cash -- green Ben Franklins.
Let's see: Ground up.
Set of original Pasco wheels with all the correct hubs, nuts, locks nuts etc. $7500 -- (I have a set that isn't that nice and turned down $6000 for them several years ago) + new tires and tubes.
Complete engine with Fronty, Stromberg, transmission rebuild, crank, mag, etc., $10,000 and that doesn't count the rear end, front end, etc.
Livingston V radiator: $2000
Syverson body. $5000 + paint, upholstery, trim, etc.
Brass lights and trim $3000
Labor ........ what's it cost to hire the best or what is your time worth?
Gets spendy pretty quick.
I think the Livingston V Rad. is at least twice that price now.
Lets don't forget, it has a waterpump
You can't evaluate this car by considering the sum of its parts. Unless the market has changed these cars on its best day this one might see $25000.00. It's a nice looking car, I'll give ya that but it's not the holy grail. It's a Model T speedster.
It just had its best day. It was worth $110,000 to one person and one bid less than that to the under bidder. There is only ONE true appraisal of what something is worth at that time on that day to that person and that is a well run auction. It just got proven again. Everything else is just an opinion.
Can I say money laundering oh ssshhhh
This car as so many other just keep coming back that each buyer makes money
I told the guy my buddy and I could biuld you 29-31 wood new body rebuilt chassis new everything for around 20k
He went Barrett jackson
He spent close to 40k on a 31 woody then turned around gave my buddy 5k install new radiator starter
Paid me to rebiulde the carb mount new tires
And sad it a driver at best
Stan, I was just about to say "ya, well that's your opinion." But, sadly, I know you're right. And all BS'ing aside, that may very well be the holy grail of speedsters. However, it's not for me. I couldn't possibly own a car like that and be comfortable with it. And this is the reason I love my old Model T's. Not one of the three are pretty. Heck, I can barely keep them all running at the same time. But, I get to work on them, drive them where ever the tour goes and get the feeling of what it really was like to be my Dad and his family beating down some old rutted road like it was 1927. And for me, that makes my three old beaters much more than that rolling exhibition will ever be. So, I guess if your into having all the shiny little pretty cars then that one is definitely for you. Or, I guess it's for whoever has that kind of disposable cash. And, if I had that kind of cash, I still wouldn't spend it on something I couldn't enjoy like that little 1915 speedster.
If that becomes the norm' for Barrett Jackson auctions i will have to start exporting LHD speedsters.
That is pretty much the Holy Grail of speedsters. If I had it I'd sell it and buy a 19 - 23 coupe, a nice little express wagon, a 26/7 pickup, a 26 coupe like the one I started with and have money left over to go on some tours and have fun. If I built a speedster, which I've been going to do for years, I'd put a different head on it, put an original Warford in it, etc. I want something I can drive and go scare myself in and take the neighbor kids for a ride and stuff like that.
I gotta say, my speedster, though bone stock, is more fun than any other vehicle I've ever owned. Maybe some day I'll stumble across a competition head and get into some block modifications but for now, just hanging out there in the open at 45-50 mph will put a lump in my throat. The most fun is the opportunity that comes with having the freedom to make it anything I want. One of my disappointments is having used non-period components in a few areas of its build and I have every intention of making things right.
I hope all you guys, are not thinking about bidding!
I have been counting my coin jar and am still a little short. You could have help me out yesterday by taking advantage of my "Limited Time Offer".
ps: here is a sneak preview of next years model
Wow! I'm gonna wait till next years model. I'll just go ahead and use a piece of cardboard for now.