1914 Model T Ford roadster pickup
Price: US $5,855.55 Item location: Conroe, Texas, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Ford
- Model: Model T
- Type: roadster pickup
- Year: 1914
- Mileage: 99,999
- VIN: 393034
- Engine size: 177 cid
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1914 Ford Model TFor your consideration is a 1914 Model T Ford roadster pickup that has about as much personality as a classic vehicle could have. If your are looking for a car that will turn heads, this is the one. Otis is a Model T Ford that started out as a touring car with a back seat, however, a former owner, probably a farmer, decided he needed a truck more than a back seat so he removed the rear seat and replace it with a pickup bed kit he bought from Sears Roebuck. This Model T looks just as it did the day we bought it and I would never want to change the original patina that you see. However, what you do with the car is your choice. This Model T has the original engine that was cast on November 20, 1913 and still the original crank start only. There is no electric starter on this car. I might add that our daughter-in-law and grandkidsare able to crank and drive the car without any assistance. (an electric starter was an option on the Model T in 1919 and was pretty much standard in 1920). The head lights have been converted to Halogen bulbs and a stop light/running light have been mounted on the rear of the T. If it isn't clear in the pictures, you can see a mount on the inside dash that holds a pocket watch. The watch you see doesn't work but is there so lookers will know what the mount ifs for. Also, in one picture I have tried to show the casting date that is cast in the block. That date is: November 20, 1913.The state of Texas didn't have license plates until 1917 so period plates from Texas aren't available for Otis so I looked on eBay and found the 1914 New York plates you see in the pictures. Texas does issue classic license plates and the tags for this T are in one of the running board tool boxes. The box you see in the bed of the truck is an old Remington ammunition box that holds the 12 volt battery. I crank the car on the battery setting and have the option of running on battery or turning to run on magneto. The car can be driven a long time on the battery and I may put a charger on the battery every few months. In recent months I have replaced the transmission bands with new Kevlar bands. I also had the original
Babbitt thrust washers updated with bronze. The brake shoes have also been replaced with lined ones. We have driven this T on many occasions, mainly around town for lunch or to church. The longest trip was for about 60 miles. I don't recall ever being left on the side of the road with this Model T. In January, 2015 there was an article about this car in the Houston Chronicle newspaper that was written by Vern Parker. Parker regularly writes an article on cars called "Motor Matters". A copy of this article will be included with the car. I have a clear Texas title to this car in my name and your personal inspection is welcome. We are about 40 miles north of Houston, just off Interstate 45. If you have any questions just let me know. Thanks for looking.