2019 Shannons Melbourne Summer Classic Auction
Lot
28

1922 Ford Model-T Truck with Stationary Engine

$18,000 - $24,000

Specifications

Engine 177ci four-cylinder
Gearbox Two-speed manual with hi-low differential
Engine No. 331425
Body Work Tray Truck
Colour Green, black bonnet & guards
Interior Brown
Trim Vinyl
Wheels Wire
Brakes Rear drums

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Description

Included on just about every list of the most significant automobiles ever made, Henry Ford's legendary Model T brought motoring to millions of Americans and transformed society as a result. Affectionately known the world over as the “Tin Lizzie”, the Model T was introduced in October 1908, just five years after Ford established his new company in Dearborn. Combining rugged mechanicals in a lightweight chassis, willing performance from the 20 horsepower L-head four cylinder engine and exceptional value for money, the Model T proved a runaway success for the Ford Motor Co. Suspension consisted of a transverse semi-elliptic leaf spring at each corner and the wheels were of the wooden-spoked artillery variety with pneumatic tyres, while the transmission was a foot-operated planetary gearchange. The braking system employed a hand-operated internal expanding system on the rear wheels and a transmission brake operated by a pedal. Although early Model Ts were built by hand in the traditional manner, in 1913 Ford revolutionised automobile production with his moving assembly line, drastically reducing the time from 12.5 hours down to just over 1.5 hours per unit. Mass production really put the Model T on the map and gave rise in the famous motto “available in any colour so long as it's black”, although early cars were actually sold in a variety of colours. Although the basic formula remained substantially the same throughout the Model T's almost two decades long production life, numerous minor improvements were made, including an electric starter from 1918, routinely updated styling and the option of wire-spoked wheels on later models. With more than 15 million were built between 1908 and 1927, the Model T is rightly regarded as the most influential automobile of its era and did more than any other car to put America on wheels.

History

  • 1922 Ford Model T tray truck
  • Canadian-made vehicle
  • Fitted with Sundial 4hop stationary engine on tray
  • Great condition throughout
  • Ideal promotional vehicle 
Believed to be originally a Canadian-built right-hand-drive Model T, this 1922 example is in good condition throughout and ideal for use as a promotional vehicle or club rally car. It’s finished in period green with black guards and bonnet, with a timber tray and floors. Our Model T tray truck wears the signage of Kiddlers Cowra (NSW), timber merchants, for that authentic period look. On the tray out back is a removable and very rare Sundial 4hp stationery engine by HV McKay that dates to Sunshine (Victoria) in the mid-1930s. Fitted with an electric starter for use of use, this Model T tray truck comes with a large Model T book and while formerly on NSW historic registration, is being sold unregistered.
 
Note: Shannons advise that all potential buyers research all vehicles before purchase to authenticate originality.

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Saturday 16 February

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Sunday 17 February

10.00am - 4.00pm

Auction

Monday 18 February

7.00pm
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