Apparently vehicles were drafted as well as people:
Thats interesting. I would like to bid on that for myself but I dont think he would ship the the States. Anyone in GB want to help?
I have done a presentation on WWI U.S. military vehicles for the Military Vehicle Preservation Association on this subject. Also needed to research the marking for my WWI War Wagon.
In the U.S. Military, when a vehicle was "drafted" it was assigned a military registration number followed the a "x". The intent was to return the vehicle back to it's owner.
In England and France in the early days of the war, familys would "donate" their vehicle to the war effort. Unfortunately, for the drivers, it often meant "donating" the chauffer as well and he was conscripted into the military.
Ford's major contribution with Model T's was for ambulance use, but many civilian T's and TT's were modified for everything from machine gun carriers to long range desert patrol vehicles.
Robert, you forgot to mention the car in your photo still survives:
I know that the French government in WW1 commandeered Model Ts on Tahiti (of all places!), I have a pic somewhere.
The ebay listing says ship world wide.