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1915 Ford Brass Model T With Rare Top

1915 Ford Model T for sale in Richmond, Virginia, United States

Item location: Richmond, Virginia, United States
Make: Ford
Model: Model T
Type: Touring
Trim: Touring
Year: 1915
Mileage: 999
VIN: 1280Q
Color: Black
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: na
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description for Ford Model T 1915

1915 Ford Model T. Has very rare "Ever Ready" top with glass side windows that fold-up. Brass radiator and lights. Acquired 1961. Restored in 1983. Third owner. Number plate 659516. Will answer questions. The outdoor picture is most recent. The others were taken before the car was cleaned. UPDATE: It seems that questions and answers are not appearing in the listing. Here is additional information to answer questions:I have a clear title. My father said the original owner was a doctor. The second owner lived in northern Virginia. My father bought the car from him in 1961 (at least that is the year on the title to him). After his death we had the title put in my name. My father did the restoration. He was skilled in automotive work. I don't know the details of what restoration work was done. As I recall. the car was in good condition when he bought it. I know he took the car apart and worked on the pieces. A few years later he restored a Model A the same way. The number on the engine is 603802. My father drove the car occasionally--mostly in local parades. I drove it a few times. Once I got used to the pedals and levers it was fun to drive. It has been in a garage for a long time. My father made sure to turn the engine over frequently to keep the parts free. I have continued to crank the engine once a month. I doubt that it would take much to get it started. The top is apparently very rare. The side windows are glass and "spring loaded" to lift and fold into the ceiling. My father went to the Ford Museum in Michigan but they did not have any informtion on the top. I did some research and finally found a little informtion. Mr. Edward Lover of Buffalo. New York applied for a patent on the design in 1919. The patent contains a detailed description and drawings of the top. Please ask as many question as you want. I will try to give you all the information I know. The car has been a treasured "family member" for over 50 years. I would like to see it go to a good home.

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