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1919 Ford Model T Convertible


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This car is 101 years old and looks better than most of us!

The Model T automobile was built by the Ford Motor Company from 1908 until 1927. Conceived by Henry Ford as practical, affordable transportation for the common man, it quickly became prized for its low cost, durability, versatility, and ease of maintenance. It was the earliest effort to make a car that most people could actually buy.

Modern cars were first built in 1885 in Germany by Karl Benz, and the first American cars in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1893 by Charles and Frank Duryea. But just because they were available didn’t mean that ordinary people could afford them.

The Model T was actually affordable and it became so popular at one point that a majority of Americans owned one, directly helping rural Americans become more connected with the rest of the country and leading to the numbered highway system. The manufacturing needs of the Model T went hand in hand with Ford’s revolutionary modernisation of the manufacturing process.

ABOUT THIS CAR

  • This is a NZ New, Colonial Built Body likely to have been assembled in Dunedin, but could have also been Christchurch (we're uncertain of this).
  • We do not know its history but we know that it was restored at some point in Christchurch and had work done on it by Brian Moir, who carried out brake and steering work among other work including engine tuning and wiring.
  • Body wise, it was also restored at some point and painted yellow, as can be seen from photos, then painted black again.
  • We purchased this in November 2019.Previous owner purchased from a deceased estate in Oamaru circa 13 years ago.
  • Mechanically sound and car is in very good working condition.
  • Motor is good and healthy - nice and pleasant to drive.
  • Body was good when we bought it but paint rough. Since then, we pulled it apart, stripped it down to bare metal and professionally repainted it in its original black colour.
  • Car now looks stunning with brand new paint job.
  • Wood is in excellent order.
  • Wheels and tires in very good order
  • Structurally sound - no rust anywhere.
  • Soft Top is in very good order - so is upholstery.
  • Spare wheel available.
  • Original side curtains available but need restoration - we can offer to restore for a Buyer and this can be quoted separately.
  • Car needs compliance, as rego is currently dead but is still on black plates Reg#: DR2874. Price advertised here is for the car as is (i.e.: uncomplied). We can offer to comply, register and put a new WOF for a Buyer.  Its a relatively simple process and all this can be negotiated / discussed with interested parties.

The production of the Model T was preceded by eight car models through which Ford developed various aspects that would eventually come together as the Model T.

More than 15 Million Model T's were produced.

Parts and support are easily accessible through the Model T Club www.modeltford.co.nz and all those who have an interest in the Model T Ford are eligible to join the Club. Its a great Club founded in 1993 by a group of dedicated Model T enthusiasts, providing members with rallies, technical advice, historical research and social events involving Model T Fords. The Club may be contacted at modeltclubnz@gmail.com  - The annual subscription is $35 - overseas membership is $40 NZ.

TRANSPORT / SHIPPING CAN BE ORGANISED ON THIS VEHICLE ON BUYER'S BEHALF AT BUYERS COST.

Viewing is BY APPOINTMENT only.

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DISCLAIMER (Please Read)

NOTIFICATION AS TO NATURE OF GOODS IN TERMS OF THE CONSUMER GUARANTEES ACT 1993

Waimak Classic Cars accepts that the vehicle being sold must be of “acceptable quality” in terms of section 7 of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (the Act) having regard to “the nature of the goods”.

Waimak Classic Cars is not aware of any specific defects with the vehicle, however (a) such a vehicle being a classic vehicle may have mechanical breakdowns, electrical failures at inconvenient times and maintenance costs being part of and parcel of ownership of a classic car; (b) reliability is a combination of the particular nature of the classic vehicle, how it is being driven, how it has been maintained, and to a certain extent luck.

The Purchaser acknowledges that the vehicle is being sold as a classic car; that in terms of the Act and the nature of the goods, the vehicle, is an old car that may have faults, unlike a modern motor vehicle.

The Purchaser is encouraged to personally fully inspect the vehicle and/or to have the vehicle inspected, fully assessed and maintained by an experienced classic car mechanic.

The Purchaser acknowledges that they have read and fully understand this notification and the nature of a car which is many years old.

For more information about this vehicle, please contact us Monday to Friday between 9:00am and 6:00pm (New Zealand Standard Time) on +64 (0) 3 310-6485 / +64 (0) 274 990-020. Alternatively, you may email us at info@waimakclassiccars.co.nz anytime.

PLEASE NOTE: Waimak Classic Cars is Not a car yard dealer type of operation. As a result, we do not operate through fixed opening hours and viewing is By Appointment Only.