Looks like aftermarket headlights.
https://books.google.com.au/books?id=CkkEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA72&lpg=PA72&dq=jalopys+en d+life+magazine&source=bl&ots=vo-4AGp0HY&sig=bavwX_GV5pEItohqXwI9V3NvgY8&hl=en&s a=X&ved=0ahUKEwj_t5KfhJjRAhVMObwKHQ4yDSkQ6AEIGTAA#v=onepage&q=jalopys%20end%20li fe%20magazine&f=false
It does not appear to be a Model T Ford, although many cars back then had similar shapes. Note the disc wheels, drum head lamps, vacuum tank for the gasoline etc. I would guess and it is only a guess - that it is a Chevy.
The photo is from the Google Books link you posted above. I looked for, but I did not find their notice to post with their information. But Google has done a great job digitizing so many of the books etc. Thank you Google!
Hap l9l5 cut off
Thanks Hap, I can see it's not a Ford now.
Whatever it is it looks too good to drive off a cliff for ten bucks!
Didn't them bowties always have six lug bolts? Dave in Bellingham, WA
David, except for the valve stem hole, Chev rims will interchange with T rims for much of the 20's, so they were 4 bolt types. I don't know about the later 20s with smaller tyres.
Allan from down under.
1926 Chevrolet- stock headlights
According to the written article with the picture, it is identified as a 1923. Bought for $20, the SoCal HS boys kept it running for their summer, then charged 25 cents/adults and 10 cents for kids, to let them watch it drive over a cliff. They sold the wreckage to a junk yard, making a $10 profit for their joint venture.....
when i was a kid they would put a car on the frozen lake and then try to guess when it would fall thru in the spring melt. winner would get some prize. "dunk the clunk" they called it, too much fun for this modern world today
Is it just me, or do others really hate destructive amusement ?
Even accounting for inflation, it's amazing how cheap "old" cars were just before WW II. My Dad bought a '29 Plymouth for $7.50 in 1939. It's also a little hard to absorb what perceptions of the older models were back then. Consider how rapid the styling changed between 1930 and 1940 ! Another "factor" was how short the service intervals were back then. If you could get 20,000 miles before an "overhaul" (usually valves and re-ring) that was good. Most cars were considered "worn out" at 50,000 mi.
During WWII my dad was "4F" (broken legs as a kid that weren't set straight) so he worked county scrap drives and they would commonly get 5 year old cars (1937) that were already worn out and abandoned to the fence rows. Until war shortages caused a demand for well- used civilian cars, most anything over 10 years old could be easily bought for under 20.oo, and he said they often hauled out and cut up 30 cars a week- half of them Model Ts, with Model As running a close second. If a really nice Desoto or Lincoln or Ford V8 came in, they might take the plate off of their vehicle and drive it for a day or two if it still had decent tyres.
They also made a pretty penny selling non-rationed, semi-combustionable, highly questionable used gasoline from all those old scrapped tanks- once they filled their own trucks and tractors up!
Burger, I'm with you!
I too, am with Burger on this. Don't think that's a Chevy though, ain't enough bolts holding the wheel to the hub, mostly six. Dave in Bellingham,WA