Four Door Touring
Owned By The Current Family For 25 Years, This Car Has Been In Numerous Parades And Advertisements (Model T Times Magazine in 1975).
By 1918, half of all the cars in the U.S. were Model Ts. In his autobiography, Ford reports that in 1909 he told his management team, "Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black.
However, in the first years of production from 1908 to 1913, the Model T was not available in black but rather only gray, green, blue, and red. Green was available for the touring cars, town cars, coupes, and Landaulets. Gray was only available for the town cars, and red only for the touring cars.
This Car Was Also Featured In The Documentary “The Fox River Valley and Chain O' Lakes” Narrated By Geoffrey Baer Whereby A Boat, A Model T (This Car!) And A Bicycle Tour Through The Chain O' Lakes Region Along The Fox River, Exploring Historic Towns And Small Industrial Cities Along The Way.
The 1912 Ford Model T Touring Car was supplied with four doors that were removable and enclosed the front compartment. It was equipped with a four cylinder engine that had a bore of 3 3/4 inches, stroke of 4 inches and a displacement of 176.7 cubic inches. This engine was rated at 22 horsepower. Nearly 51,000 1912 Ford Model T Touring Cars were produced at a cost of only $690.00.
With a reported top speed of 45 miles per hour, this Touring would the perfect car for an historic tour, parades or to become involved your favorite vintage car collectors group. Having been stored in a climate controlled museum-like facility since its restoration has insured this Touring is the perfect “T” for you.
Engine Number: 89963
Engine: 177 cid/22 HP L-head in-line four cylinder
Updated With Electric Starter
Transmission: 2-speed Planetary gears; 1 reverse.
Brakes: Mechanical drum on rear wheels
Stewart & Clark Speedometer
Kerosene Brass Lanterns
Carbide Driving Brass Lights With Brass Carbide Generator Tank
White Rubber Floor Mat
White Rubber Pneumatic Tires, Includes Two Extra Tires
The improved front and rear axles and updated engines also introduced in 1911 were carried over unchanged. Although the Model T is regularly credited with being the earliest mass-produced automobile, Ford's revolutionary moving production line wasn't introduced until 1913, with earlier Model Ts built in the traditional labour-intensive manner. More than 15 million Model Ts were built between 1908 and 1927, helping transform American society and the Ford is rightly regarded as the most influential automobile of the era. With relatively few survivors, brass-era Model Ts - like the example on offer here - are highly prized by collectors today.
The Model T, affectionately known around world as the Tin Lizzie, was introduced in October 1908. The rugged mechanicals, strong performance and great value made the Model T a runaway sales success, putting motoring in reach of millions of Americans for the first time. Powered by an L-head four-cylinder unit of 176.7-cid displacement developing 22 horsepower, the Ford employed a foot-operated planetary-type gear-change with two forward speeds plus reverse. Suspension consisted of a transverse semi-elliptic leaf spring at each corner and the wooden-spoked wheels were shod with pneumatic tyres, while braking was carried out by expanding bands on the transmission and hand-operated brakes acting on the rear wheels. With prices ranging from $850 to $1000 in 1909, the Model T offered fantastic value for money and demand soon threatened to outstrip supply.