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  • March 24, 2015

1909 Model T

1909 Model T

Automobile Driving Museum

1909 Model T

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SPECIFICATIONS
Body Style: Touring car, rare wide-track
Factory Price: $850
Production: 12,292
Weight Curb: weight 1,567 lbs.
Engine: Std “T” gear, 4 In-line
Horse Power: 20, 25 mpg Cubic Inches 176.7
Wheel Base: 100 in.
Transmission: 2 speed + “Hi Speed” 3rd
Brakes: Internal trans bands, rear wheels

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[column grid=”2″ span=”1″]The Model T was from 1908-1927. Prior to Ford’s mechanical assembly line, finalized in 1913, Ford cars had unique personalities and were expensive, our museum car being a perfect example. Thought successful, Henry’s real desire was to develop a simple, sturdy, inexpensive car with interchangeable parts for American families and successful he was. The 1908-1909 Model Ts came in six different body styles. The 1909s had a removable head, coolant circulated through convection, a Kingston carburetor, transverse semi-elliptical springs, an internal magneto to run the car, and interesting options such as headlights, top, battery, windshield, and odometer. Our museum car odometer reading is 79,915 miles. This museum car Belle, though highly modified, is a true “time capsule” of yesteryear. The racing team of Anderson/Fisher entered Belle in the Peking to-Paris commemorative 2007 rally-35 days, 9,500 miles. There were 132 entries with 18 in Belle’s class. Did Belle’s team win?  They sure did via the experience of a life time!

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