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1921 Ford Model T

Make: Ford
Model: Model T
Year: 1921
Mileage: 9,999
Color: White
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: GASOLINE
Interior color: Brown
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Description for Ford Model T 1921

RARE OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE AN ORIGINAL MUSEUM QUALITY 1921 FORD RACER/SPEEDSTER ONCE OWNED BY INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY FOUNDERCARL GRAHAM FISHERCARL GRAHAM FISHER This is a very rare and coveted. museum quality example of a beautiful and unmolested. mostly original (not original paint) 1921 Ford Speedster with the original. all-steel early 20th century custom speedster body and mounted with five (5) extremely hard to find 21" Disteel solid steel disc racing wheels (plus rear mounted spare) with original Firestone period correct racing tires. original period correct monocle windshield. original Ford tools with boxwood tray (by Stanley) and other period correct early American Speedster automotive accoutrements. Included but not pictured are the left and right cowl (bonnet) engine side mount covers (removable) and unmounted steel exhaust pipe heat guard. This vehicle was recently deaccessioned from a very large. private mid western museum collection of pre-war American racers/speedsters. nbsp;board track racers. early midgets and sprint cars. This magnificently preserved early "big bodied" speedster was once owned by Carl Graham Fisher co-founder of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. and the car has spent most of the last 50 years in temperature controlled warehousing and maintained by museum curators in several venerable racing car collections in and around central Indiana. literally in the shadows of the fabled Brick yards of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This vehicle is in excellent original condition and is ready for vintage racing or museum exhibition. High quality and rare early American Speedsters offered at a very reasonable price such as this. present a superb automotive investment opportunity as these automobiles never depreciate! Please look carefully at the 35 high resolution photographs of the vehicle and its components as it is quite discernible that this speedster has enjoyed a pampered life by knowledgeable. racing collector car enthusiasts. My feedback is 100% because customer service is what matters most. Please email with any questions or propositions that you may have as I am always very excited to develop any ideas or discussions (trades) that you may have to acquire any classic vehicles that I own. Happy New Year. FREE ENCLOSED SHIPPING & FULL INSURANCE Yes. FREE SHIPPING!!! I remember the trepidation and reservations that I had when I considered purchasing my first investment grade automobiles from afar and the nightmare scenarios that shipping. and at what expense these challenges might present. But like anything. the more you do it the easier it becomes and with my experience and contacts in shipping fine collector cars. I would like to offer free shipping for this investment grade Speedster at my BUY IT NOW price of $23. 00. The Ford Speedster that I am offering is centrally located in the United States in my temperature controlled warehouse in Overland Park. Kansas and is offered with free shipping and will be delivered in an enclosed truck carrier auto transport with full insurance. If the car is purchased by an overseas buyer I will pay up to $2500 shipping toward an overseas transport which should get the car to eastern Europe from my warehouse in Kansas at no cost to the buyer (who else offers that?). I accept any and all forms of payment (payments must clear however. before car is shipped) and all I need is your address and the car will be delivered by an insured. professional. nationally recognized collector car transport company to your front door at no charge. Please email with any and all questions. No deposit is necessary if the BUY IT NOW is optioned. and if the buyer wants to come to Kansas to see and test drive the vehicle before delivery I will accommodate in any way that I can. Thank you for perusing my listing and check out my other vintage cars by hitting the see seller's other items button. And if for any reason the buyer cannot follow through with the obligations of the purchase (these things happen) then I will cancel the sale and transaction through eBay and relist the car for all of the hundreds of "watchers" who "slept" through the auction the first time around. so no worries or drama here. Sometimes a big purchase consideration has to "marinate" before the confidence to commit to a disposable income expenditure of many thousands of dollars "feels right". I have purchased many cars on eBay after their listings have expired several times as acquiring & enjoying collector cars can easily become a passionate and addictive hobby. Purchasing fine collector automobiles can be very exciting. life enhancing. worry free investments. You don't have to be Jay Leno to live the dream folks (but it helps). Happy New Year and happy motoring. CARS ARE AWESOME!!!Below is a little history about the organic Ford Speedster and how it came to be. HOMECONTRIBUTEABOUTADVERTISECARS FOR SALE-WANTEDCONTACT USGIVE BACKLINKSTHE GARAGEA Stylish Model “T” Ford SpeedsterJuly 7. 2013This represents only one of the thousands of Model “T” Ford Speedsters built across the land by young men and women back in the 1910’s and 1920’s when they were quite popular. A used Model ‘T” chassis could be purchased quite cheaply at the time and rebuilt quickly into a special as we see here. This Ford. in addition to having what appears to be an aftermarket factory built body. is also lowered with underslinging brackets. The (top) photo is courtesy of John Hart and his explanation of it follows: “This is a photo of my grandfather taken in 1923. He is sitting in his “hot rod”. a 1914 Ford with a special body. My father recalled riding in the car in 1930 as a child. He once told me that my grandfather wouldn’t drive the car in the winter. He would take the engine apart every autumn and store the parts. soaking them in oil. He would then reassemble it in the spring!” Model T Ford Speed and Racing Equipment Part IV – The Body BuildersDecember 11. 2013In our earlier posts on this series. we have concentrated on the hardware produced by the speed merchants that helped to propel the Model “T” Ford into the racing arena. In this post we are going to take a break from the hard core speed equipment and show you some of the most attractive of the commercially available racing bodies that came on the scene as early as the mid-‘teens. The attractive Paco racing body illustrated here was on the market as early as 1915 and was produced by the Peoria Accessory Company of Peoria. Illinois. Frances Lynn Mackemer. who first sold and installed accessories for the Ford. nbsp;ran Paco. An advertisement from 1915 for the first model offered shows that it had the same shape and style as seen here in the later illustrations. One exception was the scoop-shaped wind ventilators at the bottom of the cowl and hood. It was also configured for use with the then popular Livingston-style radiator. More can be learned about the company and their products in an article written by Pacohistorian Larry Sigworth and also at Coachbuilt. com. L to R: “Motor Age” March 11. 1918 – “Motor Age” January 24. 1918 – Courtesy of Larry Sigworth The second racing body we will cover is the pleasing Morton & Brett design that was manufactured in Indianapolis. Indiana. The company started out as an auto body repair and paint shop but was soon building bodies for the Chevrolet Brothers Frontenac racing cars as well as their early Model “T” racing cars. Just above are two pages from a Morton & Brett catalog issued in the early twenties that clearly display the attractive lines of their offering. The right hand page covers all of the construction details and also shows a non-Ford racing car body being laid out in the Modeling Room. The patent drawings for the Morton and Brett Speedway Body for Vehicles of the Ford Type can be viewed in the center thumbnail. above. The patent was issued to E. D. Morton on March 9. 1920. You can learn more about them at Coachbuilt. com. “Auto Trade Journal” – January. 1922 – Ford Accessories Special SectionThe Race-Way body was sold by another Indianapolis-based enterprise. the Craig-Hunt Company that was covered earlier in Part I. It is not totally clear if they in fact made their own bodies or contracted with Morton & Brett to build them. They continued to sell them along with the lines of speed equipment they and others manufactured until late in 1920. At that time. theCraig-Hunt Motor Company was forced into bankruptcy over a small debt and the partners split up and went their own ways. William Hunt then started Speedway Engineering Company. nbsp;and continued producing his 16-valve cylinder heads. One of the partners. John Craig. organized the Race-Way Body Corporation. nbsp;also in Indianapolis. The Race-Way speedster body was quite similar to the Morton & Brett body with the exception of the shape of the tail. Craig continued on until his company filed for bankruptcy in 1922. after which Morton & Brett handled the Race-Way body. More can be learned about Raceway at Coachbuilt. com. There were literally hundreds of other companies both big and small that also entered into the field of racer and speedster body building from the mid-‘teens thru to the late 1920’s. Four are shown here starting with the Bub Body. nbsp;above. from the twenties. Below we see the Peoria and the Dunham. nbsp;both of which were built in 1916 and the Remo produced in the twenties. All were meant to be used on road-going speedsters or speed cars as they were also called. You can look back on the earlier Parts I – III of this series here on The Old Motor. This entry was posted in Auto photos 1885 - 1920. nbsp;Auto Racing 1894 - 1942 and taggedChevrolet Brothers. nbsp;Frontenac racing car. nbsp;Model "T" Ford Speed and Racing Equipment. nbsp;Model T Ford. nbsp;Morton & Brett. nbsp;Paco racing body. nbsp;Race-Way body. nbsp;Speedway Engineering Company. Entertaining Images of Model T Ford Speedsters and Racing CarsDecember 29. 2014The Model “T” Ford has been said to have put America on wheels. in addition to that it also gave young men a platform on which to build their own inexpensive speedster or racing car. Earlier here on The Old Motor we have posted a five part series called Model T Ford Speed and Racing Equipment that will show you some very interesting speed equipment and a number of racing cars. There you can learn more about the subject. Today’s feature shows seven speedsters and racing cars that are posted in the Authentic Original Speedster Pictures forum at the Model T Ford Club International website. There you can see twenty-five pages filled with many more of them. The only photos in this post that have any type of identification are the top photo showing Horward J. Frank behind the wheel of an early speedster with W. S. Harrison to his right. They are in front of the Minehan Auto Co. that was located in Brunswick. Georgia. The second photo (below) shows Leonard E. Kerbs a very successful racer based out of Kansas. The fifth photo shows H. S. Roller in his bobbed special. This entry was posted in Auto photos 1885 - 1920. nbsp;Auto photos 1921 - 1942. nbsp;Auto Racing 1894 - 1942 and tagged Model T Ford. nbsp;Model T Ford Speedsters and Racing Cars.