1917 Ford Model T

Runabout

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1917
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Black
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - The Festival Auction
Incorporating The Excellence of Porsche
Brands Hatch
Kent

Sunday 25th May 2008

Collectors'' Items: 2.30pm
Motor Cars: 4.30pm

In 1908 Henry Ford decided on a one model policy, and this was to be the Model T. It remained in production for the phenomenal period of 20 years, during which over 15 million were made throughout the world, the English factory at Old Trafford was opened in 1911, and by 1925 had made over 500,000 Model Ts, eventually moving to Dagenham in 1932. The rugged but simple construction and high ground clearance made these cars ideal for opening up undeveloped countries like Africa and Australia, in 1916 there were over 100 car makers in America and the Model T accounted for more than 50% of total sales with an original price of $850, although this was reduced over the years. Lawrence of Arabia once said that the Model T and the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost were the only vehicle