Lot 20 (The Pavilion Gardens, 31st October 2012)
Sold for £7,312
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: BF 6012
Chassis No: C610420
Mot Expiry: March 2013
Launched in the autumn of 1908, Henry Ford's ubiquitous Model T was the car that set both his company and the world at large on the move. It was powered by a side valve 2.9-litre four-cylinder engine producing some 20hp, which was notable for being among the first to have its cylinders cast in one block and the very first to feature a detachable cylinder head. The epicyclic transmission had two forward speeds and a reverse gear and was controlled by a combination of three foot pedals and a lever. Over time the factory produced 0-, 2-, 3- and 4-door Roadsters, Tourers, Pick-ups, Coupes, Estates and Saloons, while rolling chassis were sold so any type of body could be crafted by an appropriate coachbuilder.
This charming left-hand drive Doctor's Coupe hails from 1927. It is a Canadian-built example that was the subject of an older restoration before being imported to the UK and purchased by the vendor in 2009. Little used since, it has subsequently been equipped with a new battery and the charging system overhauled. The vendor currently considers the bodywork as "good", the Maroon over Black paintwork as "good with the odd mark and chip", the Grey cloth trim as "very good" and the engine and transmission as "good".