This is not your standard Model T touring car. This Model T was modified to do a job and as such is a highly collectable variation on a theme.
Its sale will also benefit the Saratoga Auto Museum's Distracted Driving and Education Programs with any proceeds greater than the reserve amount being donated to those programs.
Before the First World War if you wanted to stay at a New England country inn you needed to take the railroad to the nearest train station. Once there you needed to get to the Inn and that is where this unique 1913 Model T known as a “Depot Hack” became so helpful. This Model T received a special custom body capable of carrying between 6 and 7 guests plus luggage and spent its early years hauling vacationers to their New England getaway in New Hampshire.
With a special body from the Cotton Buggy Company this vehicle pre-dates the “woodie” or “station wagons” later used for the same purpose.
Once its days were done hauling hotel guests, this Model T was put in a barn on the inn's property and sat until discovered in the 1950s, so this is an early version of a “barn find” car.
This Model T has a well-documented history back to the 1950s and its early resurrection from that barn. The new owner was a Model T and ”brass era” enthusiast and this car is well known in the New England chapter of the Horseless Carriage Club of America. It has done a number of road trips and tours with the HCCA over the years. In fact, the previous owner completed a 260-mile trip only three years ago. It has also won a number of awards in HCCA meets.
This unique Model T runs and drives great. At some point a 1927 motor replaced the original engine with an electric starter, which made life much easier for the driver! Of course the engine is still the inline 4 cylinder that put out 20 hp. Brass radiator and headlamps combined with a bulb horn to make this a true “brass era” car.
A real opportunity to enter the classic car hobby with a unique classic.
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