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Can anyone ID this car?

xumaxuma Member Posts: 2
edited August 2015 in General
This car has only one door on the passenger side according to the owner who is now 90 years old.



  • fintailfintail Member Posts: 53,176
    This is a Ford Model T "Center Door". These had a door in the middle of the side, but I think it had one on both sides. Hard to tell the year, roughly 1920. By the appearance of the guys in the pic, and the car in the background, it was an old car when the pic was taken.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaMember Posts: 64,482
    edited August 2015
    I'm going to say 1919 or 1920. Good call Fintail!

    It doesn't have the kerosene side lamps that the 1918 model did. Of course, those could have been removed in the ensuing years. I'd say the photo was taken in the 1940s.

    Here's an actual claimed 1918 (pretty rare) , but even here, it's hard to tell without careful inspection. Over the years, there are lots of parts swaps and modifications made to old Ts.

  • xumaxuma Member Posts: 2
    Thanks a lot for the information it is appreciated.
  • fintailfintail Member Posts: 53,176
    No problem.

    I like T's, had a thing for them when I was a kid, thanks to an old Floyd Clymer book I found at a yard sale. I especially like the odd ones, like a center door or Coupelet or town car. The pickups are neat too. Too weird for me to want to drive, wood wheels scare me, and they aren't made for drivers of my size, so I doubt I will have one.

    I think the gas lights on the cowl were gone after 1919, but I could be wrong, and like Shifty says, they are easy to remove.
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