Teresa and I ran across a 1920 roadster at a used car lot. It is represented as a mid 70's restoration that looks pretty good. It has 5 Pasco wheels with tires moderately cracked. The Ruckstell shifts smoothly and the stock engine starts easily and runs smoothly. The interior has little wear, the top is new as we were told the aging owner hit the garage door which was one of the reasons he decided to sell it. The door fits well and the metal and paint are in great shape. It has engine pans and side lights. It accelerates smoothly and shifts well with little noise from the transmission. It overheated on my shirt drive and though it was a little low on water I suspect the round tube radiator either needs flushing or replacement. It also needs the Ruckstell torn down to check the thrust washer. The engine runs well on mag and even gave a free start but is otherwise unknown. I'm open to suggestions on approximate value. I've got a 23 touring and 26 coupe but this would be a nice addition.
Tires $1000. Rear axle rebuild $600, radiator $100-700 would be the fair deductions. Maybe 9k?
Radiator; I'd start with laying it flat and fill it with vinegar for a day (8-12 hrs) and see what comes out. At most $10.00
I think I have a fair understanding of the car value but wonder about it's value with an unknown engine. The way the rest of the car is detailed I assume the engine was either "freshened up" or completely overhauled but likely in the 70's. Also, I haven't a clue of the value of the 5 painted Pasco wheels with 4 hubcaps and the Boyco looking set of cans for the running board. I likely won't get much info from the dealership and likely won't get the previous owner's name to contact until or if I purchase it.
A Model T in a used car lot!! Hope you get it at a fair price. Any pictures to post?
I would think the Pascos would easily add $2000 to the value. If the motor sounds that good and doesn't smoke I would expect many miles left.
Just my 2 1/2 cents worth.
If the Pasco wheels & hubs are nice, around here they could draw 3K by themselves.
I haven't figured out how to move pics from my iPhone 5 to post on the forum and am away from home. I'll have to wait till Tuesday unless I send by text to someone. Steve? My cell 605-280-6177