Many of us in the older group have owned a variety of Model T Fords over the years. I still have my first one, the 1910 Touring. Here is a list that may not be complete. somewhat in oder.
My 1910 Touring
1916 center door. Had to back it up a hill when gas was low
1925 touring-thru a rod and installed a NOS block.
1927 roadster - restored using NOS parts
1912 touring - original, went to Oregon
1909 roadster - I converted to right hand drive. In California somewhere.
"1918 roadster" - made up of almost new original parts from several years. Sold locally and is still around
1923 coupe owned for 20 years -sold locally
1912 "pickup" sold locally and still around
1912 chassis - was sold & restored as touring
I know this is only 11 of them,but each was bought to keep and use and was sold to another collector. None were bought just to sell at a profit.
I got a late start, so I still have all of mine. One is currently running.
1926 RP project
1924 TT project
1923 Touring (currently undergoing engine/transmission rebuild)
1923 Fordor (awaiting attention)
1915 Runabout (almost a daily driver)
A 1925 Touring, motor # 12109413. Last time I heard, it was in Florida, but I've lost track.
My first was a cut down 1922 tourer, used as a crabbing cart at a local beach. I 'restored' it as a roadster. It was later broken up for parts. I was 16 years old.
An original 1922 tourer. Would be a preservation car these days.
A 1920 roadster pick-up. still have this one.
A 1915 tourer with Canadian Ford body
My 1912 Haigh's chocolate van, built from the ground up, starting with the discovery of a B series engine block, Still have it.
A 1927 shooting brake. I finished off someone else's project, also a cut down tourer.
1915 boat tailed speedster.
1924 Tarrant special tourer. Still have it
1917 shooting brake with extended chassis and KC Warford. Still have it.
1927 LHD Tudor sedan, ex USA. Still have it.
The latest is my Duncan and Fraser wide body roadster, almost finished.
Allan from down under.
My first was a 1927 Canadian Touring which I partially restored; my second was a 1916 Touring hauled out of a barn in Northern Ohio which was my first frame-off restoration, and my third is my 1914 Touring from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Both of my other T's were sold to guys in my local club so I see them often!
I haven't gotten rid of any T's but these evolved into different cars over 52 years.
1964 A 1925 Touring. Now a 1925 Sedan
1971 My racer had a 1925 block.
1982 I sold the racer body and built a C cab on it's chassis.
1997 This was assembled from discarded pieces. The motor is now in my Rusty Coupe.
1923 Model T Coupe -Some where in Ireland (tried
to find it but no one knows where it is.
Any Leads appreciated
1914 Model T Chassis
1912 Model T C Cab
1915 Model T Towncar
1910 # 25629
1911 # 56204
1911 # 68530
1913 # B-339
All of the above were touring cars.
Four different 1914 Touring cars
1927 Tudor, last week of production.
All this over 30 years.
1922 Speedster - First T, pretty bad shape. Pulled engine and rebuilt trany. Wife sold this car.
1924 Roadster - Really nice car, should have never sold. Sold to a friend. He said I can never buy it back????
1927 Coupe - Bought at a Model T ‘garage sale’. Sold to fellow in MN
1925 Tudor - Really nice. Bought from a blind fellow. Should have never sold. Went to a high school principal in ND.
1924 Touring - Okay car, spokes bad. Sold to a fellow in SD who wanted an old vehicle to park in from of his drug store for nostalgia.
1923 Touring - Really nice car, Ruckstell, Rocky Mountain brakes, wolf whistle. Sold as I needed money.
1926 Touring. Body was junk, but engine/trany/chasis all rebuilt.
1925 Roadster. Bought in KS last February. Fellow came by as we were loading and wanted to buy it. Sold it before I left the first fellow’s driveway; came home with an empty trailer. It just sold again on eBay two weeks ago; Red roadster.
Currently - 2 run
1926 Touring - Body good, engine/trany rebuilt. Starts on mag w/o battery. Plan on keeping.
1922 Coupe - Project car from IA. Lots of parts. Never have started engine, but painted and looks clean. This winter’s project, after hunting seasons.
1919 Center Door - Nice SD car. Lots of patina. Pulled engine/trany, new firewall. Good rubber. Runs. May sell someday?
I MISS ALL THE CARS I HAVE OWNED!!
1925 TT closed cab w/ Ford Truck flatbed
1926 TT closed cab w/ Ford Truck flatbed
Sold the 25 recently when it really sunk in that I need two nearly identical
trucks like I need a parasitic child that never moves out of the basement !
For now, one nicely built and tuned example keeps me plenty busy.
17 touring orginal car
18 depot hack
22 TT KALAMAZOO EXSTENTIONS IN FRAME
15 roadster owned by fellow poster here
18 TT express
14 home biult truck
26 roaster pickup
18 speedster current car
This doesn't count various events chassis I gotton drivable
27 TT Weaver Wrecker
26 TT Express
24 TT C-cab Dump Truck
26 TT Closed cab pickup (car chassis)
24 TT C-cab pickup (car chassis)
Mini-T Depot Hack (lawn mower engine)
They all run! Knock on wood!
26 Tudor Sedan sold to brother
27 Foordoor sold to a friend early 70's
Here are a couple of snapshots that my father took of Darel Leipold's 1925 touring, circa 1950.
Hard to see Darel's face in the first one. My dad had a Brownie Reflex camera which probably explains why the car is so poorly framed in the photos.
23 roadster I bought when I was 17 and sold when my family didn't fit in it any more.
25 Touring that Santa Claus gave us to replace the roadster.
26 TT that came as part of a package deal with the Touring. Sold to buy an enclosed trailer.
26 Touring cut off gow job project. Still gathering parts.
15 Touring that was too cheap to pass up, but body wood was bad making it a bigger project than I could take on. Sold and shipped to Australia.
27 roadster, nice car that I change my mind about every week... Gow job? Montana 500? Wife thinks I should sell it and get a speedster.
First was a '20 Coupe followed by the '19 Touring.
Then a '25 Fordor I NEVER should have bought and the last (and I DO mean last) was my '27 Tudor.
The Coupe and the Fordor are gone but the other two will stay with me for a long long time........
My first was a beautifully original 1923 Touring. It spent 39 years in a garage in South Bellingham, Washington. My brother an I partnered on this car, But the partnership didn't work. My brother sold it to a person who drove it, abused it rolled it, sold it to someone who has it in his garage dismantled. No plans to do anything with it, won't sell it.
Early gaslight 1915 Touring
Still have the 1909. Wife won't let me get another.
1913 Wide tread touring - all original
1916 touring converted to look like 1915. Warford and Ruxtell.
1923 Depot hack made from 1923 touring chassis.
1925 TT enclosed cab project.
1926-27 TT enclosed cab project.
1927 coupe. Grandfather's car on Dad's side of the family. Been in family since at least 76 of its 89 years.
In chronological order
1925 Coupe - rough, there was only a block and crank in the engine when I got it. Drove it and then traded it away when we had kids.
1916 Touring - still have it.
1926 Touring - A Blinky's furniture outdoor advertisement that was way above my capability. It's now a street rod somewhere.
1924 Touring - still have it. It replaced my wife's Coupe and she hates its lack of windows.
1926 Fordor - still have it. My wife says it has too many windows and seats.
1926 Touring - This one fell to pieces faster than I could restore it and it's now a flower planter a few cities away.
1926 Roadster - Still have it. A rescue project that my son bought and sold to me. It came to me with a Model A engine. The chassis is done but the body needs more work.
1926 Touring - Still have it. It's slowly getting done and almost ready for paint, I posted photos of me repairing the rear recently.
1925 Coupe - Just bought it. It's now half way reassembled. My wife finally forgave me for selling her first T.
Get rid of one? What are you thinking!!!!)
Didn't get our first T till 2006 and all went away when we retired to Ecuador in 2013. 1927 roadster, 1927 speedster, 1922 bitsa roadster pick up
I've went through a few, mostly speedsters.
1911 Pie Wagon (sold 2016)went to Texas.
1915 Speedster (sold 2008)went to Tasmania).
1924 Touring (sold 2009)went to Louisiana).
1921 Roadster (sold 2009) went to California.
1923 Speedster (sold 2015) went to Nova Scotia).
1925 Speedster (sold 2013) Went to S Carolina
1926 Speedster (sold 2014) went to New Jersey
1926 Speedster (sold 2016) went to Germany
1924 Speedster (sold 2016) went to Pennsylvania.
1922 Speedster still have.
Just 3 -
My first was a put together '25 touring that I had for 30 years and sold locally. It's now used to teach T driving at a local museum.
About 25 years ago a 1918 plywood pickup with brass radiator and '14 repop fenders wandered to my house to become a speedster. It was never elegant and had lived in an open shed for several years. Motor ran great but I had a 4 valve Rajo long block for speedster use. The '18 motor sat on a stand for several years and ended up transplanted into the 25 touring and is still running fine. I still have the speedster, now with a Fronty and A crank. 4 Valve is on a shelf, it needs rockers and I'm not sure what motor it will go on.
A nice 26 Coupe came home with me about 10 years ago and decided to stay. All stock except for a Z head, Ruckstell, E-timer and slightly enhanced brakes.
The speedster would be the last to go if I had to sell anything.
1925 Touring cut-off P/U #11,629,083 My first T!
traded it for:
1925 Touring #10,377,463 --1977 - still have!
1925 Depot hack #12,482,983 gone.
1926 Runabout #12,722,968 gone.
1915 Speedster #786,349 gone
1925 Runabout #11,261,261 gone.
1925 Touring #11,409,814 parted out
1926 Touring #------ yard art
1923 Speedster chassis #7,707,747 gone.
1927 Tudor #14,129,650 gone.
1926 Runabout Pickup #12,865,059 gone.
'1909' Faux runabout #208,315 gone.
1927 Touring #14,143,930 still have
1921 Autowa Body Touring #3,319,403 still have
1923 Touring Cutoff P/U #7,968,073 still have
1924 Runabout #8,532,832 under assembly
1919 chassis #3,354,608 under assembly
I can see now why it is called an affliction.
My first one was a beat-up 1921 touring when I lived in Minneapolis in the late '60s. I sold it when I was transferred to Houston in 1970. About 15 years ago I bought a bright red 1915 touring, which I enjoyed for about 3 years. I sold it, and realized I missed it. In 2004 I bought my present T, a really nice, very correct '13 runabout that I've driven about 20,000 miles. I'm looking, but not super hard, to sell it so I can buy a '13 or '14 touring car in comparable condition. I give tons of rides in my old cars, and it's hard to pile a passel of kids into a runabout!
I have only been involved with model T's for 22 years.A incorrect 15 a nice 14 and a 23 running chassis i gave away.I'm getting old and if grandma would let me i would sell the 14.Opp's,i forgot i also gave the 15 away.Bud.
The one I have right now. A 26 Touring. had it for about a month. Ha!! I know I'm a newbe.
I'm still on my first one - a '27 touring car. I also have a hot rod Chevy pickup. No room for more cars right now; we're moving to a place with more land, so who knows what will happen...
2@ 1910 Ts
2@ 1912 Ts
2@ 1926 Ts
1922 Canadian Touring Car
I started to resurrect my first T speedster while still in high school, that was 47 years ago. I had more fun with that one car than any I have had since. I kept it longer, and drove it everywhere. I planned to keep it for the rest of my life. Then the kids came along, and with them, medical bills. So the car got sold, and eventually found its way to the son of a long-time wonderful friend. His son actively drives it and up until his dad passed away, he and his dad toured their two speedsters all over. My first T got a good home!
In total, I have resurrected six model T speedsters or racing cars. The first, and the three that followed it all got sold to pay bills.
There was an original bought boat-tail body restored with full fenders and even part of the original windshield frame that stayed on the cowl when the car was rolled many decades before. I never finished the restoration. I drove the car quite a bit for several years. It needed a lot more work to become really nice, and I was planning to keep it forever and make it nice over several years.
But then we bought our first home. To make the deal happen, I had to sell both the boat-tail and the'25 Pierce Arrow series 80 sedan I had, another car that I REALLY wanted to keep for the rest of my life. But sometimes, you do need to make the right decision.
Soon after that, I was restoring the early '16 brass center-door sedan I got from one of my closest friends. It had been badly restored in the '50s, a lot done wrong, then someone else took the car completely apart to do a re-restoration, then found another car they liked better. It came out very nice, mostly correct in the details (except for I could NOT get anything right for the upholstery. But I found and got something appropriate for a sedan of 1915 that was not too far off the original)
Along the way, I also restored a TT crew truck. Had and drove it for several years. I also put together a 1914 T wood bodied pickup /delivery truck on a real '14 T chassis. All the metal brackets were original era blacksmith made brackets. I really wanted to keep that one too. I had it running, but it wasn't running right at all. I didn't have any time to get into the problem and had to sell it for more bills again. So, away it went.
Other cars I have had and sold
1929 REO Flying Cloud Master semi-sport Coupe. Decent original condition with a bad old repaint. Ran GREAT! Drove it for several years, then sold it to finance the restoration of a '25 Studebkar.
1931 model A Ford. Got it about half back together, then decided it was simply too new for me and sold it.
1921 Sayers touring car. The only Sayers regular car I ever found to survive. But there must be some other out there?
1925 Studebaker coach. Nice car, used it in our wedding. Forced to sell it for medical bills, I managed to buy it back fifteen years later, only to be forced to sell it again.
1915 Studebaker seven passenger touring car. MY favorite car. I loved to take this car on big tours! Sold it. It does have a better caretaker now than I could have been.
1910 Fuller 2 cylinder 5 passenger wonderful wonderful car! I don't want to talk about it
I still have the '27 Paige sedan, needs a lot of work. The '24 T coupe is nice enough and runs good. The '19 T boat-tail (no fenders or windshield), needs some minor attention. The mostly '13 speedster looks nice, needs some minor finishing. And the '15 runabout, big project, a full resurrection of an abandoned in a field actual 1915 runabout. If I live long enough to finish it? It will probably become the last car I ever let go of. Also, just for kicks and giggles, I have the original 1899 gasoline carriage project to need to complete.
Beyond all those, I have four other project piles. '13 Metz, '12 T MIL Roadster, '15 speedster, '20s T hill climb monster.
Yes, there is a reason we sometimes call this an "affliction"!
Drive carefully, and do enjoy, W2
I've only sold one.. an Oak Truck body which I built on a 1925 chassis. I sold it to Greg Whaley in Canada.
I still own:
1923 chassis with a Martin Parry 6 post express body, all original and unrestored.
1925 Coupe - My grandfather restored in 1948.
1917 roadster current car
Just added this, Thanks Bill.
Old habits are REALLY hard to break!!!!
WOW, Bill's wife lost her coupe