I was wondering when the last model t was sold, NOT MANUFACTURED but sold. How long in 28 could you still buy a new model T. I am assuming that some dealers still had several T's on the show room floor that had not sold yet when 1928 rolled around. Just curious
The last Model T has not been sold yet! You can buy them everyday
Steve that probably will not ever be known. There were probably hold over T's here and there when The Model A's came out to the dealerships. I wonder if there was some type of protocol for cars that weren't sold in that era.
I brought one out of a Ford Dealer about 5 years ago that the Dealer never sold. Do I have it?
Dan H, You may have it! The story I have told a few times is of the circa 1922 Oldsmobile that stayed in the dealer's showroom for thirty years and was first sold and titled as a 1952. I saw the car at a show and met the owner when I was getting into this hobby nearly fifty years ago now.
Seems to me I recently read a story of a model T being first sold after sitting in the dealers care for quite a few years. I think I told of the Oldsmobile on that thread. But I don't recall if that was here or somewhere else.
I wonder if there could still be another out there that hasn't sold yet?
Dan, please tell your story.
Went to an Auction in South Ga at a Ford dealer than closed. The dealership opened in 1913, stayed in same family till it was closed. The story told by the grandson of the starter of the Dealership was, that this car was the first one they got from Ford. His Grandfather said that they would never sell it. It was on the showroom floor and was never tagged or titled. It is a Late 1913 ( 1914 body style) Wide Track Roadster. So, does that make me the first owner? Dan
You are definatly the first owner. Did you get new car warranty?
Dan, what a wonderful situation you lucked into !! Pictures, please ? I'd guess you're the answer to Steve's question !! Incredible !!
That is fantastic!
Lucky guy! Congratulations!
The car must be in fantastic condition... Perhaps tires replaced. photos please.
Dan - Would love to see some pictures.
Would love to see some pictures.
While we're contemplating the last car sold, how about the last engine? #15,176,888 was built on August 4, 1941. Where did it go, and where is it now?
I have a 1913 T that has never been sold.
Rex, now we have to here your story.
I think Steve wanted to know when the last regular Model T was sold from a dealership as a "lot car", before they maybe switched over to predominately Model A's?
And what happened to the left-over T's (except for the few lucky ones that were saved by the dealer?) Did they continue to sell them until gone (which I think Steve is asking), or were they scrapped?
Today, you go onto a car lot one day and there are a number of 2017 models, all new. The next day, not a single one, only 2018's, and they can't get a 2017 for you. What happened to all of the left-over 2017's that didn't sell by the "deadline" and where did they go?
While we're on the subject, any idea when this engine as made?
(apoligize for the sideways photo)
Thanks for the info.
Thanks, George. Just wanted to put a date on it.
I recall reading some place Ford was still building TT's past the end of the car production. There may have been some cars assembled/built and sold over seas after production ended here. Might be a little known fact, there were some Model A and AA's built and sold in 1932 (not Model B 4 cylinders, carry over late 31 production models) .
Mark in Portland, I've also wondered if TT's were made past the end of the car production. I've heard somewhere that they were but never found anything that proved it.
Mark, there used to be in Gridley, CA a "32" A pickup, unrestored, barn stored (I think it was Jan 32 engine date--too long ago, I don't remember). Still had the first owner's business name on the doors. Lots of interesting features including cast iron brake drums. The owner died, and I have no idea what happened to the car; the owner was well-known to have a huge yard full of old car stuff--so much so that the city was always after him to clean it up--and some of it was pretty neat stuff. I bought a stack of '26-27 wheels from the estate--the top two were A wheels, and no one looked deeper (surrounded by tall weeds. I got a real deal! (and this was after the place had been picked over)
The last sold from a dealer may not be in USA but abroad.
I met a broad once, it was in a bar in Singapore when the ship docked...Oh! never mind you were talking about a different abroad.