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1913 Ford Model T Delivery Car
Quantity Views Date Posted
1 4993 9/19/2008
Asking Price Shipping Amount Condition
$77,000.00 None Auction Results
Description: Offered For Sale at the:
RM Auction - Vintage Motor Cars at Meadow Brook Hall
August 6, 2005, Auburn Hills, Michigan

RM Auctions
One Classic Car Drive
Blenheim, Ontario
N0P 1A0 Canada
Phone: 519-352-4575
Website: www.rmauctions.com

1913 Ford Model T Delivery Car
LOT: 102
Estimate: $30,000-$50,000 US
Chassis No. 238151
AUCTION RESULTS: Lot was Sold at a price of $77,000

22bhp 176.7 cu. in. L-head four-cylinder engine, three-main bearings, Holley carburetor, two-speed planetary transmission and contracting band in transmission brakes/hand brake on rear wheels, footbrake stops driveshaft. Wheelbase: 100"

In 2005, the Ford Motor Company officially celebrated its 100th year of a Ford truck. The first Ford truck was the Model E Delivery Car based on components from the Ford Model C. Ford concentrated on cars after that, but such was the Ford reputation for reliability and ruggedness that Ford cars and chassisí were soon converted by carriage and wagon manufacturers and owners into trucks. With the appearance of the Model T in 1908 these truck conversions became quite common in the commercial market. Although pickup and flatbed trucks dominated the scene in farm country, the enclosed Delivery Car became very popular in metropolitan centers.

It was not until October 1911 that Ford once again offered a factory version of the Model T. As well as a ďcommercial roadster,Ē there was the partially enclosed Delivery Cars that were designed with no doors, but a permanent roof over the driverís head that provided some protection from the elements. The Delivery Car featured a multi-purpose wooden body covered in metal that was specially built for commercial use and very different from the production cars. These C-cab Delivery Cars (so called due to its shape) had twin rear doors for easy loading. Other standard items included a speedometer, a brass windscreen frame, a tool kit, three oil lamps, two six inch gas lamps, a horn, gas generator, and a two piece dashboard.

This ultra-rare 1913 Delivery Car was extensively researched for accuracy before being completely restored by the early Ford experts at Edwards Antique Automobiles Intíl in Canada in 1995. Painted in factory midnight blue with black fenders, and for 1913 only, a black chassis, this transitional 1912-1913 model is fitted with a carbide generator and features all the other 1913 updates. With its full 1912 brass equipment, beautifully efinished wood, leather interior and white tires it is eye-catching as well as fashionable and exclusive.

Today, these early C-cab Delivery Cars are rarely seen as Ford truck production totaled just over 17,000 units, with only 1,845 Delivery Cars. As well as having great collector value, these highly styled, yet practical Ford Model T Delivery Cars are favorites for commercial use to this day. It currently bears the signage of the business belonging to the restorerís grandfather on its billboard-like side panels, but this can easily be changed for advertising in every field imaginable. Shown at the AACA Concours in Florida in 1995 it won a Junior Award. This extraordinary C-cab has never been shown since and with less than 50 miles of driving since its restoration is ready to be unveiled once again by its proud new owner.
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