I am reading the book" a centennial history of the model T" by Robert Casey( phenomenal book by the way) and one of the advertisements in the book is a 1924 ad targeted at women advertising the car as warm and snug in the winter. I am new to the model T world but I don't think any model t ever had heat. Am I wrong?
This refers to heaters made for T's. There were not as many as made for Model A's.
So no factory heat then ?
No factory heat except what come off the engine. Remember most people before then were driving open cars so any closed cars were warmer and snugger then that open car. It's a matter of prospective.
Yes, no factory heat as such, other than what might waft up from the floorboards and through the firewall.
So, bundle up, it's cold out there.
A closed Ford can be warm and snug.
if your are dressed for the weather, and pile in lots of others!
Dan,I will take one for $520. Cool ad..
We have to remember that riding along in a automobile in the early days of motoring was a real treat in itself. Being warm in a car wasn't really thought about other than just putting on a warm coat.
The cars and trucks nowadays are warm and cozy in the winter, cool in the summer and handle and drive like a dream compared to Model T,s and other antique cars but they are a lot more fun!