1920 Ford Model T: Doctor’s Truck?

1920 Model T

This Model T left the factory as a “doctor’s coupe”, but someone converted it to a handsome pickup at some point. It’s located in San Diego, California and is listed here on eBay with bidding currently just over $1,000. Although the engine and transmission are totally apart and in boxes, I believe they are relatively simple units, with rebuilt short blocks readily available and all kinds of information online. I really like the shape of the wooden box and would leave it as a period modification; with a fair survival rate out of the more than 27 million produced, it would be nice to have distinctive features on my own “T”. Unfortunately there’s no title provided, but I don’t believe that’s insurmountable. I think it would be terrific for parade use and maybe the occasional Sunday drive. My wife has talked about growing and selling vegetables at our local farmers’ market. What better way to pull customers in than selling out of the back of this old Ford?


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  1. macvaugh

    During World Way II, if you had a pickup bed on your vehicle, gasoline rationing was less onerous. Lots of vehicles ended up with beds on the back.

    • Jamie Palmer Jamie Staff

      Wow, I learn something every day from Barn Finds commenters…that’s cool, Macvaugh! Thanks for sharing. It would be cool if the bed were that old!

    • Jesse Mortensen Jesse Staff

      Here’s an interesting article on gas rationing I read the other day that seems fitting: http://www.prewarbuick.com/features/your_car_is_a_war_now

      I’m not sure if the truck bed changed your sticker, but it would be interesting to know if that was the reason for the conversion here.

      • Jamie Palmer Jamie Staff

        Neat article! I had seen “A”‘s before at a few car shows, but I didn’t realize there were other classes :-)

  2. z1rider

    27,000,000? Production of the Model T ended shortly after the 15 millionth.

    • Jamie Palmer Jamie Staff

      Whoops! I think I was thinking VW beetles that passed the T. Thanks!

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