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Sunday, June 11, 2006

1927 Ford Model T

This is a beautifully restored 1927 Model T. The last year Ford produced the Model T. The man who owns it and restored it said restoring antique autos is his passion. He said he's planning a vacation trip with this one and will travel approximately 1700 miles. I asked him about gas mileage with it and he said it wasn't great but not bad, about 18-20 miles per gallon. He said he restores them and drives them for a while then sells them and moves on to another project. He said he's also restoring a 1947 Ford pickup and will also be restoring a British Ford touring car that he's really excited about. I thought it was really beautiful and I hope you enjoy the picture.


Blogger Pierre said...

Yes amazing car indeed, a piece of history. But should not it have been painted in black, which was, I belive, the traditional and only available color for a Lizzie? "Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black." Would say H. Ford !

1:07 AM  
Blogger Marieta said...

Allthough it propably must be black, I love the colour of the car! It must be difficult for him to sell the car after all the hours of hard work he put into it..

2:19 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

He did a superb job restoring it and it must be fun driving it!! I also like the green colour.

5:37 AM  
Blogger Kala said...

I can't even imagine how fun that must be to see a car transform to working order - such a lovely car. I wonder how much he gets offered for a car of such history.

7:46 AM  
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1:46 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

Pierre -- yes, black would be historically accurate but I think he was restoring it the way people restored them in the 1960's as hot rods. They painted them bright colors and did street racing as in the movie American Graffiti.

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I imagine it would be difficult to give it up but he said he enjoys restoring them as much as driving them afterward so he has to sell them in order to afford restoring more. And he said he's always looking forward to the next one. I guess it's a case of enjoying the journey rather than the destination.

4:04 PM  
Blogger bob said...

Lovely green colour. Automatic gear change now I suppose

11:54 AM  
Blogger Kala said...

i just saw a car today that was something like that on the road and it was actually running perfectly!

4:53 AM  
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