Does anyone have any idea what kind of roadster/speedster this is this? Year? Sorry, these are the only photos I have.
The pedals say 26-27. Being a speedster, of course, it has a lot of non-Ford stuff on it.
Looks like a Mercury speedster - the cream of the crop among T speedsters
Year - early/mid 20's.
Jarvis Ericson at firstname.lastname@example.org could tell you more if you show him the pictures - he's the Mercury guru.
And I agree with Steve - the pedals says '26-'27 for the transmission, though this looks like a modern restoration in progress, so it may be a mix of several years. No problem with speedsters.
I hope the spare tire holder has more bracing behind it then just the cowl metal! Neat looking rig.
(Then, put Model T wheels on it)
What kind of speedster is it. A really cool one.
Scott, as I wrote above, everything points to Mercury. Could be a copy, but probably an original. I think Jarvis has knowledge of between 65 and 70 survivors out of 1100-1700 made (unsure production figures)
SWEET - So, did you buy it Derby ??????
Jarvis is the I.D. expert but early to mid 20's I'm assuming
Somebody came close but no cigar. The tail is too flat for a Mercury and looks a little short but they did put the "toilet seat" hatch on for trunk access. The cowl is too rounded and the filler pieces below the windshield fills it in. The side skirts are nice and the lower piece below the radiator is spot on. Fenders are close but front irons are not Mercury. Step plates look correct and probably reproduction.
Somebody did a really nice job building this but not a Mercury, came close to the untrained eye and will fool many. I have Mercury #139 and can tell that this is not a Mercury Body Speedster.
I think Tim called it right. Double checked number 1249 to be sure.