Wed, 21st Mar 2018 13:00

Imperial War Museum Duxford

  Lot 31

1927 Ford Model T Depot Hack

Sold for £10,406

(including buyers premium)

Lot details
Registration No: BF 8447
Chassis No: 14402505
Mot Expiry: Exempt

- Recently restored

- Described as in very good condition

- Recent film hire work

With the introduction of a moving assembly line in 1913, Henry Ford famously turned his Model T into the world's first mass made car. A year later, Model Ts represented 56% of all automobile manufacture in the USA. However, it was not just the sheer volume of Model Ts rolling off the production line that motorised America, it was the inherent quality of the design. Launched in 1908, the T's chassis and mechanical components were made from exceptionally durable, high-grade vanadium steel. The Ford also featured a compact 2890cc, sidevalve, four-cylinder engine that pioneered the use of a detachable cylinder head. Mounted in unit with the clutch and two-speed epicyclic gearbox assembly, it developed some 23hp at a leisurely 1,600rpm and 80lbft of torque. Top speed was limited to around 45mph depending upon bodywork, whilst brakes operated on both the transmission and rear wheels.

Finished in Green over Black with Brown upholstery, this recently restored Ford is described by the vendor as being in 'very good' condition with regard to its engine, transmission, electrical equipment, interior trim, bodywork and paintwork. A rare depot hack model that is said to 'drive well' with 'solid bodywork' and a 'good magneto', this handsome Model T has recently seen service with a film hire company.

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