Ford Model T Fronty Speedster
After WWI, Ford’s ubiquitous Model T provided the perfect foundation for the establishment of the high-performance aftermarket industry. Arthur, Louis and Gaston Chevrolet operated Frontenac, one of the most successful early speed merchants, which gained fame for its popular overhead-valve conversion kits for the reliable but underpowered Model T. While most "Fronty" Fords were seen on dirt tracks, in 1923 L.L. Corum finished fifth at that year’s Indianapolis 500, bested only by a quartet of powerful eight-cylinder Millers.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in October of 2011 at the Hershey Lodge, Hershey, Pennsylvania.
64 hp, 176.7 cu. in. inline four-cylinder engine with Frontenac OHV cylinder head, two-speed planetary Model T transmission, and transverse leaf springs front and rear. Wheelbase: 100"
Source: RM Auctions