1923 Ford Original Drag Car 1950s Barn Find Original Rat Rod Survivor Race Car
- Condition: Used
- Make: Ford
- Model: Model T
- Type: Hot Rod
- Year: 1923
- Mileage: 1000000000
- VIN: 1923T
- Color: Red
- Engine size: Flat Head Ford 24 Stud 59 AB
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Not Much
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1923 Ford Model T
This Father of all Rat Rods...This Car is the Real Deal!
You are viewing an authentic example of early drag racing history, when young men full of "vim and vigor" expressed their mechanical prowess by modifying early cars to fill the need for speed! This 1923 Ford Model T was built sometime in the late mid 1950s.
It was put in a barn in Washington around 1958 and then stored in an old hot rodders' basement. It stayed there until another old timer, hot-rodder, found it in and bought it in 1970and he moved it to his garage near Seattle.He intended to get it running and drive it someday. However as we all know how things can go and it never happened. The car was still on stands when we first saw it 48 years later.
The engine in the car is a 24 stud, 59-AB Flathead, and it is perfect for the T.R.O.G. We started it briefly and it ran smooth and had good oil pressure.
It has a 39 Ford gear box, (shifts good) a 40 Ford rear axle and hydraulic brakes, 40 Ford front brakes, Ford tractor gas tank in the back and nitro tank in the front.
It was made long before Dean Moon began to make them.It still has a hand pump for the nitro tank (via WWII Bomber)still attached to the dash.
It comes with 4 wire wheels with Wide White Wall tires (really old) and Cool old wide-whitewall drag slicks. Look at the pictures at all the other ancient hot rod cool stuff. There are several boxes of parts that include wheel cylinders, fuel pumps, tow bar, backing plates, and bunch of other stuff.
This car was built back in the day, when you used whatever you could find (and afford). The old shoe polish numbers from its last race are still present.Those decals you see are authentic and are from the beginning of drag racing and performance history. Those headlight stanchions were made by Edmunds eons ago and are easy to remove for the T.R.O.G!
Buy it Now included Shipping to any of the 48 States. Might negotiate Alaska and Hawaii
We have transported to a near by Rod Shop for restoration. If you miss it this listing, well you missed it.