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1923 Ford T Authentic Vintage Drag Car Original Not a modern Rat Rod

1923 Ford Model T Racing

Make: Ford
Model: Model T
SubModel: Dragster
Type: Coupe
Trim: Racing
Year: 1923
VIN: 2121274
Color: Red
Engine: Dodge Red Ram Hemi
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline/Nitro
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: White
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Anacortes, Washington, United States
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Description for Ford Model T 1923

This is NOT a modern day Rat Rod! 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 to late 1955, It was fitted with the famous Red Ram Hemi and like so many others of the day driven to the drag strip, wherever it might be in those early days. We bought this car for a client who had to have it. We paid $23,000 for it last month. The client says his wife is mad and cannot pay us for it. So please do ask your wife or girl friend or man friend whatever if it is ok for you to buy the car before you bid on it. We are going to roll the dice on it and start the bidding at $8K less that we paid for it and take the risk of losing some money. If no one steps up this listing then we will put into storage and restore the car later this winter.

This car was found in a barn in Oak Harbor, Washington (yes, another barn find) around 1960. It stayed there until an old time hot-rodder found it in 1970. From the barn the car was moved to his garage near Seattle. He started the car, but didn't drive it, as the brakes needed work. As he told me, it ran real good, and I decided to freshen it up and drive it someday"Well as things go, someday turned into 47 years, and the car was still on stands when we acquired it.

Finding a real drag car from the 1950s isn't an everyday happening and we couldn't help it.We tried to find out some history on the car, but unfortunately we haven't found anyone that might have been able to shed some light on it .The car has a Red Ram 241 Hemi engine, what appears to be a 1939 Ford gear box tied to a 1940 Ford rear axle and hydraulic brakes, (not certain) It also has 1940 Ford hydraulic front brakes, gas tank in the back and nitro tank in the front.

The Red Ram Hemi sports an original and very early Offenhauser Tri-Power intake with Ford 94 carburetors. There are solid wheels and 4 matching wire wheels too. Included are the old wide-whitewall tires, and original wide white wall drag slicks. There are several boxes of parts that came with the car and they are included. I appears that everything to put the car back together to run and drive is there. Here is a great opportunity for you to own this remarkable and important survivor of the early days of drag racing history that you can drive on the street.