Ford Model T Roadster
Automotive aficionados with tell you that a Model T was available in any color so long as it was black. That is partially true as the first Model Ts were actually available in red, gray or green. All-black did not come until 1914 when in the interest of production line speed, Henry Ford chose one color. Why black? Ford determined that black paint dried the fastest, which helped speed production! Body style proliferations of the Model T were virtually endless over its production run. In 1909, however, there was just a touring car and a three-passenger runabout at the start of production. They were joined later in the year by a landaulet, town car and a very rare closed sedan.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in October of 2010 at the Hershey Lodge, Hershey, Pennsylvania.
20 hp, 176 cu. in. side-valve L-head four-cylinder engine, two-speed planetary transmission, hand-operated mechanical brakes, rear wheels only, foot-activated contracting bands on driveshaft, transverse leaf springs and solid axles front and rear. Wheelbase: 100".
Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Copyright Darin Schnabel