I have a preview add in the classifieds for one of my Model T's I will appreciated comments on the year as I do not want to false advertise on Ebay Example It was sold to me years ago as 1917 Ford Model T Engine number 1,980,096 built in October 1917 but would this be a 1917 or legally a 1918? Are the fenders correct for the year? Full description is in the classifieds
Yes, the fenders are 1917 or later. The October 1917 date makes it a 1918 model.
I suppose whether it's legally a 1918 depends on the state, but that's what it is (assuming it has the correct engine).
not sure on the year, Do notice that it is a cut off touring made into a roadster. Front fenders look like 24 or 25 with the folded down part to match the radiator apron.
Possibly a "bitsa" T, it also appears to have under-axle radius rods, and the fan looks like a later-than-1918 type. Question that just occurred to me, were demountable rims available before the introduction of the electric starter in 1919 ?
I think Rich is probably right. I expect a close inspection would find parts from many years. Maybe you should advertise it as "mostly 1918".
I bought 3 Model T's from an estate. The prior owner had a huge building full of rebuilt engines and enough parts to start a business in T's I would believe this is an assembled car from parts Interesting comment someone took a touring body and cut if off???
Steve great comment advertise as a mostly 1918 T !!!
David, it's not unusual at all to find "used up" Model T touring cars missing the back seat. Many were purposely removed to turn them into a sort of "pickup", many just kinda fell apart. There's more integrity to the body from the cowl through the front seat. I've been amused at the number of pictures posted here of touring bodies converted into "roadsters". Better patched this way than discarded !! (at least your "1918" is painted the original red ! ; - ) )