More than any other vehicle, the relatively affordable and efficient Model T was responsible for accelerating the automobile’s introduction into American society during the first quarter of the 20th century. Introduced in October 1908, the Model T—also known as the “Tin Lizzie”—weighed some 1,200 pounds, with a 20-horsepower, four-cylinder engine. It got about 13 to 21 miles per gallon of gasoline and could travel up to 45 mph. Initially selling for around $850 (around $20,000 in today’s dollars), the Model T would later sell for as little as $260 (around $6,000 today) for the basic no-extras model.

While Henry Ford had hoped to keep up production of the Model T while retooling his factories for its replacement, the Model A, lack of demand forced his hand. On May 25, 1927, he made headlines around the world with the announcement that he was discontinuing the Model T.   On May 26,1927, Henry Ford and his son Edsel drive the 15 millionth Model T Ford out of their factory, marking the famous automobile’s official last day of production. (Excerpts taken from http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/last-day-of-model-t-production-at-ford)


Our client bout this car from auction and it was running until he went to load the car onto his trailer... the car would not crank! He brought the car to Texoma Classics to bring it back to life!

By the time we were finished, we had the engine purring like a kitten...rebuilt the carburetor, removed the modern distributor/coil set up and converted it to a period correct coil box firing ignition with commutator.  Rebuilt the front and rear end, replaced the radiator &  ignition switch/amp meter, fixed the faulty headlights & brakes. We also removed the water pump that was neither period correct or necessary for this Model T Engine.