1923 Ford Original Drag Car 1950s Barn Find Model A 1932 Ford SCTA Survivor TROG
- Condition: Used
- Make: Ford
- Model: Model T
- Type: Hot Rod
- Year: 1923
- Mileage: 1000000000
- VIN: 1923T
- Color: Red
- Engine size: Flat Head Ford 24 Stud 59 AB
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Not Much
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1923 Ford Model T
You are viewing an authentic example of early drag racing history, when young men full of "vim and vigor" expressed their mechanical prowess by modifying early cars to fill the need for speed! This 1923 Ford Model T was built sometime in the late mid 1950s;
This car was retired and put in a barn out in Oak Harbor, Washington (yes, another barn find) around 1960. It stayed there until an old timer, hot-rodder, found it around 1968. From the barn the car was moved to his garage near Seattle. He intended to get it running and drive it someday. However as we all know how things can go, life happened and someday turned into 48 years, one day at a time. The car was still on stands when we first saw it.
Finding a real drag car from the 1950s isn't an everyday happening so we brought it home. We tried to find out some history on the car, but unfortunately it seems that everyone that might have been able to shed some light on it, has passed on to the big drag strip in the sky. (there is on isn't there?)
The car had a Red Ram 241 Hemi engine at one time, and the motor mounts for it are still in place. It has what appears to be a 39 Ford gear box, (shifts good) a 40 Ford rear axle and hydraulic brakes, 40 Ford front brakes, Ford tractor gas tank in the back and nitro tank in the front. It was made long before Dean Moon began to make them. Yes, there is a hand pump for the nitro tank (via WWII Bomber) still attached to the dash.
The engine in the car is a 24 stud, 59-AB Flathead, and it is perfect for the TROG. We started it briefly and it ran smooth and had good oil pressure. It comes with 4 wire wheels with Wide White Wall tires (really old) and Cool old wide-whitewall drag slicks. Look at the pictures at all the other ancient hot rod cool stuff. There are several boxes of parts that include wheel cylinders, fuel pumps, tow bar, backing plates, and bunch of other stuff.
This car was built back in the day, when you used whatever you could find (and afford). The old shoe polish numbers from its last race are still present. Those decals you see are authentic and are from the beginning of drag racing and performance history. Those headlight stanchions were made by Edmunds eons ago and are easy to remove for the TROG! Look at that dash! This car has to be the father of all rat rods.
We are listing this for a family member who is hoping it will go to a good home. When was the last time you set down and started reading a Hot Rod Magazine and there on the cover or in the pages, out pops an article on how someone just found an old time drag car? Did you say "dang I sure wish I could find one"?