1912 Special T Ford with right hand drive at Vancouver B.C.
Questions !?!! Did Ford offer a landaulet body in 1912 ?? Is that a "stock" Ford landaulet body ? And . . . There doesn't seem to be glass in the headlamps. Wonderful picture, thanks for posting it !
This is a 1914 Towncar
No doubt there's glass in those lamps....shadows probably made it "disappear".
The whole landaulet/towncar line for the Ford model T is kind of tricky. Ford did offer such models from the factory, and sales literature did show photos of the cars "offered". However, cars actually made/sold/and delivered did not always quite match the sales literature. When you factor in the Canadian and English/European variations, it gets even more confusing. Ford did sell quite a lot of towncars and/or landaulets, although few originals survived intact. Several more have been resurrected, and a few very nicely duplicated. There are a few people that know a lot about them. (I am not one of those few, but believe Don W is.)
World-wide, especially in Europe and England, after-market limousine type bodies were also built for the Ford chassis. This one looks like one of the standard Ford offerings, although a short-lived variation with those large driver's side windows (Don W says 1914, I have no reason to doubt him).
Being in B. C. I wonder if it is a Canadian or USA built body?
It would be nice to see a larger and better detail version of that picture.
The Mar-Apr 1980 Vintage Ford had a nice cover picture and an article on a 1914 owned at that time by Jim Bensley. It had the driver's large side windows on it. It had been used to transport troops from the Cheyenne train depot to Fort Russell. A Wyoming license plate and "For Hire" sign were hung on the windshield. This one looks a lot like it.
The car you refer to is one of Jim Finney's outstanding collection. Although Town Cars were especially slow sellers, Ford offered this standard body style for an amazing 10 model years, before finally being dropped from the Model T line-up in 1918. Some say that Town Cars and Landaulets were the most elegant T's ever built...right Don?