1915 MODEL T FORD BRASS T TOURING CAR RUCKSTELL, ROCKY MOUNTAIN, WIRE WHEELS
- Condition: Used
- Make: Ford
- Model: Model T
- SubModel: TOURING
- Type: 4 DOOR TOURING
- Trim: BRASS
- Year: 1915
- Mileage: 10
- VIN: 170228
- Color: BLACK
- Engine size: STOCK WITH DUAL EXHAUST AND RACE CAM
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Transmission: STANDARD WITH 2 SPEED RUCKSTELL
- Drive type: REAR DRIVE
- Interior color: BLACK
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1915 Ford Model T TOURING1915 Model T Ford Brass Touring. 101 years old this year! One Oregon family owned from new until it was purchased by model T expert and T Club President who restored it for my father. He is the second registered owner of this car as far as we know. My dad turned 86 and it's getting difficult for him to get in and out of it. So he reluctantly asked me to sell it for him.
The car was completely restored and set up with brisk club touring in mind. It should be capable of obtaining most speed limits. It has covered under 10 miles since the restoration which was recently completed. Although the restoration has been recently finished, its been anongoing restoration for the last decade or more. So some areas are not as fresh as others.
Everything was rebuilt using new parts of high quality.
For ease of use an electric starter has been fitted along with a 12 volt electrical system.
For safety, headlamps fitted with modern high/low beam bulbs. A brake light and turn signals fitted along with horn. An alternator was fitted for parade use but still runs off battery or magneto. Rocky Mountain brakes fitted which greatly add to stopping ability.
To improve performance the engine rebuild included a special camshaft and balanced crankshaft. Special dual exhaust manifold with twin pipes and mufflers are also employed,
Ruckstell two speed axle is also a great performance option. This was a Ford approved item.
Visual enhancements include a set of 5 Maclane fine wire wheels with brass mounting nuts and adapters.This cost my Dad around $5000.00 and lots of moaning and groaning. Brass step plates (not in pictures) and brass mirror also. New brass radiator that set him back over $1000.00 and he will gladly remind you about that.
Last full year of production of the Brass T. The 1915 model I've been told has a premium over other years. That's according to my Dad and I looked at him while he told me this and I didn't notice his nose growing...I know the Brass T's are worth more than the later non Brass versions.
The engine block of this car was replaced during the rebuild with a 1912 block which again my Dad says is better. The car is titled by that number as Ford used the engine number for the VIN number. Not a big deal I'm told and not unexpected for a 100 plus year old car but thought I should mention it. It's still titled as a 1915. Title is clear.
The car is very nice looking and a most excellent presentable driver condition car. Its certainly not a trailer queen or going to win the Concour De Elegance at Pebble Beach.
Model T restorations are done differently than say what you see on a Duesenberg, and this car is a fairly traditional model T type restoration. The work is much nicer than most, or any I've ever seen for that matter but not a 100 point show car. It starts easy and runs nice. Of course sold as-is. Can't warranty a 100 year old car!
We gladly invite you to come see the car before the auction closes if at all possible.
$1000.00 deposit via PayPal within 48 hours unless other arrangements are agreed upon, and balance in check or cash in person. All checks must clear before the car is released.
We can arrange to meet up with a transporter truck if necessary and try to be of help on this end.
On Jul-07-16 at 19:07:56 PDT, seller added the following information:
I added some more pictures showing the brass step plates and bulb horn that are now fitted on the car since the original pictures were taken.
Also included is the original brass Ford script tire pump which is pictured. There is also a multi wrench and a oil level and gas tank level gauge not pictured but included with the car.
I've had several ask me for a buy it now price but I'm sorry, I just don't stop auctions early. At the current bid rate however, I believe my reserve will be met soon, so good luck and I appreciate all your bids and interest in my fathers car.