1921 Ford Model T Coupe, Early Restoration, Historical Preservation?

1921 Ford Model T

Technical specifications of Ford Model T 1921

Price: -
Condition: Used
Item location: Springville, New York, United States
Make: Ford
Model: Model T
Type: Coupe
Year: 1921
Mileage: 1234
VIN: 5006844
Color: Black & Gold
Engine size: Original
Number of cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Planetary
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Brown
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Options: vacuum wiper, shocks
Vehicle Title: Clean
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Car description

“At 7:05 am on May 28, 1921 the 5 millionthModel T rolled off the Ford production line. It was a Coupeand was given engine number 5000000.”

Offered hereis another 1921 Ford Model T Coupe except the engine number is 5006844 ……. it missed that historic date, nearly 99 years ago, by just a fewdays.

The little historyI have on this Model T is: it was restoredmany years ago. At some point it wasstored away and left untouched for many years. Around 2011 it was found, purchased, and made to runagain. I bought it in 2012. I continuedto tinker around with it and occasionally drove it on the country roadI live on until around 2015. At that time, I began another project andthe T was pretty much stashed away and only driven in and out of the garage a couple times a year. It's now time to passthe fun on to someone new.

Today'sappearance is what'sleft of the restoration done long ago.The body and fenders are stillvery solid, original, and unmolested, but the paint is now in poor condition. There is surface rust and dull and flaking paint. There areno major dents or known metal repairs. From what I see the only questionable areas on thebody metal at this time is very faint evidence of a few rust pimples alongthe bottom edges of both doors (in the gold area just above the black molding) ..... the metal still feels solid and what I'm describingis tough to see even in person but 2 pictures are included. The wheels, rims, and wood body parts are all original and look very good. The doors open and close soundly like an old woodenice box or piece of well-made furniture.The interior is worn, has a few stains and mends, but not tattered, and looks very authentic (maybe evenoriginal). The glass is clean and clear. Some pieces have “safety markings”, some don't. There is one 2"-3" crack in the passengerdoor. The tires are very old but hold air fairly well.Included are 4 (still in the wrappers) tires, tubes, flaps, and nickel valve stemcovers that I purchased a few years ago from Universal Tire. This springI began some mechanicalfreshening: I had the radiator cleanedand repaired, installedrebuilt coils,new timer, wiring harnesswith a main fuse, and a NAPA battery. The gas tank and sediment bulb werereplaced by the previous owner. The weather recently hasn’t been goodenough to get in much more than a few miles test driving but there doesn't seemto be any major problems other than me trying to remember how to drive a modelt. Please look to the pictures anduse your ownjudgement for the best description.

There isremnantsof some neat early accessoriesare still on the car. The carmust have had an exhaust whistle and speedometer at one time: thefoot controlis on the floor board and a speedometer gear is on the passenger front hub. There is a vacuum wiper motor above the windshield that looks pretty clean butI haven’t fooled with.The Sparton horn does work.There are 2 Gabrielshock absorbers (one mounted on the front and one the rear). The canvas webbingstrap is torn on the front one.

The coupe runs and drives like a Model T….. takes off fast, steers quick, and has plentyof control pedals and levers to test the coordination and memory. Probably the biggest handling problems will be solvedwith the new tires and a younger more coordinated driver. It leaks a little oil, but not much and it does not run on the magneto.

Along withthe 4 new tires, tubes, & flaps there is a spare rebuilt coil, a tail light and a few other parts that I didn’t get around to doing (front grease seals, rear brake shoes withlining, shackedbushings, and some miscellaneous small parts). They are all included in the purchase. It's been a fun and inexpensive car to play aroundwith and own.

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