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Cars like this 1924 Ford Model T not only put individuals on wheels, but they revolutionized all sorts of travel. And the glossy real lumber of this Depot Hack body really is a terrific reminder of that. So while this was once a workhorse, you really know you just want to because of the attention it gets today (it\'s even a two-time Goodguys award winner!)
All that real lumber really catches everyone\'s eye. The body has a craftsman\'s appearance with a smooth feeling of quality. And the way it all fits together will make people with far more expensive cars jealous. And the appeal goes deeper than the real wood body. Black paint on the hood and running board fenders is a great choice. Not only was it the only color available in 1924, but it also coordinates with the tires and vinyl roof to give an almost two-tone like contrast against the wood. And you have all the best details, like the Kerosene lamps and Motometer mascot that\'s also the temp gauge. It\'s a great classic, and it lets you tell a cool story. After all, when the Model T first arrived on the scene, we were still traveling long distances across the USA by train. A vehicle like this was specifically around to carry people and luggage from the train depot or ship port to the hotels and destinations. As more people discovered this affordable Ford was good for longer distances, too, it became the linchpin that would kill the railroads and make the automobile the preferred mode of travel. So you get to wow people with the looks, and you get to tell a great American story when people ask about it.
Part of this car\'s history is that it replaced the open depot buggy, and so the interior was more about function than overall comfort. But you weren\'t looking at this for a cushy ride. Instead, you want the true classic style of a true rudimentary machine. Everything is pure function, right down to the wood bench seating. There\'s one door for the rear so that the passengers get to feel secure, and the tailgate folds down to easily load their steamer trunks. Up front, the ignition and amps gauge are pure classic Model T. So are the three-pedal controls and hand throttle. It\'s vintage motoring, right down to the feel off the wood-rimmed steering wheel.
The Model T\'s powerplant was the trusty 177 cubic-inch inline-four, which was rated at about 20 horsepower. It might not seem like much, but it feels plenty powerful thanks to a well-engineered setup with good low-end torque and smart gearing. The full setup is truly vintage, right down to the hand crank in front (remember, that\'s not for amateurs - but an operator\'s manual does come with the sale.) It\'s still a good runner, and that\'s how it makes it to plenty of car shows.
This car loves to show off a craftsman look, and we all love a car that knows how to represent its era. So if you\'re looking for the ultimate attention-grabbing Model-T, call today!
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