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Corn Crib Find: Ford Model T Speedster

Model T Speedster

When the Model A was introduced in 1927, Model Ts were abandoned in droves. Some found other uses, especially on farms. Others were striped down and made into race cars. Imagine how much fun it must have been for kids to have an old car to modify, hot rod and have a generally grand time! There’s not much left of this one found near Chicago and listed on craigslist in Ashippun, Wisconsin for $3,500. It seems a bit expensive for yard art.

This seems to be mostly a some parts piled up to look like a car. There’s no radiator and the “wheels” almost look like cultivator disks but they might be Chevy wheels. It’s hard to imagine someone would pay much for this unless they’re selling patina by the pound but it is a good example of the kind of thing folks did with abandoned Model Ts.


  1. SoCal Car Guy

    Drop at least one zero from the price. Considering what’s there, and its condition, it makes little difference, but that does not look like a Ford cowl (maybe an early ’20s Dodge?).

  2. Howard A Member

    Shouldn’t take too much to get this going. :)

  3. Ross W. Lovell

    Greetings All,

    Here in Connecticut you can find a running rusty Model A for between $1000-1500.00.
    This is yard art for those that live in towns with little or no zoning.
    Expensive yard art!

  4. Abarthbill

    Ashippun is not near Chicago, about 100 miles away. I live within 15 miles if anyone needs a pair of experienced eyeballs.

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