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Make: Ford
Model: Model T
Year: 1920
Mileage: 3,848
VIN: 3834502
Color: Black
Engine: 4
Cylinders: 4
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: camel
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Waukon, Iowa, United States

1920 Ford Model T RARE CENTER DOOR Additional Info:

1920 Ford Model T Center Door RARE driving iowa original survivor! Running wood trim model a - YouTube

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Click on above arrow / link for video of this 1920 Ford Model T Rare Center door driving and running! must see video!
This is truly a one of a kind Model T center door RARE survivor with what I was told original miles and a great history that I will share with you.
The Center Door sedan is one of the more unusual of Ford's Model T body styles. Folklore has it that Henry Ford knew that people were still by in large uncomfortable with the automobile, and perceived them as unsafe. He reasoned that people had traveled by stage coach for centuries, and that by putting the door in the center of the body, like on a stage coach, the general public would feel more comfortable driving and riding in automobiles. Whether the story is true or not, I can not say, but the Center door is certainly one of the more unusual body styles ever offered by ford (or anyone else for that matter).
The history of this particular car goes back to two ladies from Milwaukee WI, who were school teachers, buying this new in 1920. In mid 1920 the car was in a minor accident with a street car(right rear dent size of a basket ball) After the car was repaired, the car was never driven again and put in storage as the two ladies were too afraid to drive it! The second owner bought the car in the late 30's and stored it until 1936 (he also never drove it) The third owner tom chorlabeck bought the car and kept it until around 1950 and then gave it to his son, Dean Chorlabeck. He owned it until 1971. He used it as I was told, as a parade/ Sunday driver. The forth owner, His brother in law, Bob Tallinger of Waukesha WI bought the car from him in 1971 and had the engine rebuilt and trans rebuilt and used it in Waukesha parades promoting his tavern and restaurant business until 2005 when he sold it to me. I was not into Model T's and I really had no idea how to drive a Model T but he knew I had a collection of classic cars and insisted that I come look at it as he knew I would appreciate the history and feel of the car. I loved it at first sight and added it to my collection. He assured me, the wood is the original wood and interior is original. The patina is to die for on the car. He convinced me to leave the originality and to do anything to this car would be a mistake.
THIS IS A TRUE SURVIVOR that drives and runs like a dream. It has the RARE SPEEDOMETER (you can see the gears that make it work on right front axle) This also has the rare marble interior dash light. All of the lights, brakes etc work. The door shut and open and latch smooth the way they should. Glass looked good. This car still retains the original window shades. I am leaving the original plates and plate toppers with the car, including the RARE STOP brake light. Really neat. This Model T center Door starts with the magneto or hand crank. It has a new 6 volt battery. I have stored it since 2005 in my indoor climate controlled showroom other than taking it out for local parades or to park in front of my dealership a holiday day etc. I never noticed any leaks under the car. The engine runs like a dream with no knocks misses or smoke. The car shift low high reverse etc the way it should. See the video as I had it going 50 mph at one point.
I am only selling this car as I am expanding my classic car showroom and the funds from this sale will help absorb some of the cost. IT will be greatly missed! This car comes with a clean numbers matching modern title ready for you to register it. Call me 563 568 1186 or 5111,As everyone has their own opinion on what a classic car should be, I recommend coming yourself by appointment to check out the car at my dealership Teddy's auto sales in Waukon or hire ebay to do a independent inspection for you. I require a 500 dollar non refundable deposit within 24 hours of auction end, if I do not get the deposit within the time frame or before you come for the car, I will assume you are a dreamer or a scammer and not serious about buying it.I can help recommend shippers i have used in the past who have been very reasonable!
This vehicle is being sold as is, where is with no warranty, expressed written or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle, and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgement solely. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle.
About Us Teddy's Auto Sales has been family owned and operated for over 30 years, and we would absolutely love to earn your business and trust! One thing that distinguishes our business from the rest, is that we truly bring a unique and comfortable family atmosphere to our dealership. Whether it is our rare collection of antique cars and trucks, our years of experience, or our honest and family orientated way of doing business, I know you will find something to love here at Teddy's Auto Sales! We are also members of the Waukon Antique Car Club and the Waukon Area Chamber of Commerce. We are also members of The Hawk A antique car club.
Terms & Conditions Deposit: a500 dollar non refundable deposit must be paid by paypal or wire transfer within 24 hours of auction end.Items will not be available for pickup or shipping until full payment is received and cleared by our local bank.Buyer has 7 days to pay in full either by bank wire transfer, mailing check, (no personal checks) or cash in person.Customer has 30 days from end of sale to pick up or make arrangments with me to have the vehicle stored unless noted. All items are sold AS IS with no warranty of any kind unless specified in the ad. We reserve the right to remove any listing due to on site sales.We also require that bidders internationally or with feedback score of zero contact us. Understand that you are buying a collectible vintage classic item that is not intended to be used as your daily transportation unless noted. If you are the winning bid, please be aware that the winning bid on this item is a legally binding contract and the copy of the ebay ad is your bill of sale. I also require a signed purchase agreement by either fax, electronic, or hard copy before vehicle can be released.
Fee and Tax Information: Customer pays sales tax and registration in the state they are from, we do not collect it.The deposit is non refundable, by backing out of the deal, you willingly forfeit the deposit. If no contact is made within 24 hours, we reserve the right to relist the vehicle, sell the vehicle to the next highest bidder, or sell it otherwise.please remember you are bidding on a used vehicle and must understand that there will be normal wear and tear on the vehicle. We do our best to show you every fault we can find but somethings things may go unseen to us.A 20 dollar per a day storage fee will be added to the final price if the vehicle is not picked up within 30 days of the auction endas that is what it cost me to store the vehicles. please contact me if you need more than 30 days prior to bidding.