1922 Model T Touring

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2017: 1922 Model T Touring
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Brenda Jensen on Friday, March 10, 2017 - 10:25 am:

Anyone know someone interested in a 1922 Model T Touring Sedan ?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Friday, March 10, 2017 - 10:31 am:

Sure, somebody will be interested. If you're looking to sell one this will help.

http://dauntlessgeezer.com/DG100.html

Photos will tell folks whether it's a touring or a sedan.
:-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Friday, March 10, 2017 - 04:14 pm:

Is it a "touring"? Or a "sedan"? They are two entirely different cars.
Language does change over the years. And marketing slight-of-hand doesn't help any. However, prior to the 1930s, for all practical purposes, there was no such thing as a "touring sedan" (okay, this has been discussed ad nauseam, and marketing did provide a few mostly foreign exceptions earlier if someone really wants to argue the point).
With many minor variations and style changes, from nearly the beginning of the automobile, a "touring car" was a car with a front seat (for at least two people) and a back seat large enough for at least two people. Most touring cars will carry at least five people, with many of them having jump seats for two (or even three) more people. A key characteristic of a touring car is that they do not have a fixed top. They may have no top at all, or they usually have a folding soft top.
Sedans came in many variations. Generally, they carry at least four people, with five passenger capacity being most common. They also may have jump seats for two to three more. Sedans almost always had windows all the way around (front, sides, and rear) with a fixed hard roof.
Sedans can be very plain and boxy, or quite ornate and stylish. They may be two door, three door, or four door (I have even seed a couple one door sedans). Center door sedans were common from about 1912 until about 1923.
Touring cars were more popular for a couple decades for many reasons, including cost, weight, manufacturing capabilities, and fear of the plate glass used in those days. As these issues were slowly resolved, and sedans became more and more popular, with them being nearly equal in numbers in the mid '20s. By 1930, the touring car was a disappearing breed. In the mid 1930s, the term "touring sedan" started to become fairly common. Usually, it denoted a sedan with an extra large trunk, to carry suitcases while "touring" in the comfort of your sedan.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2


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