Some Assembly Required: 1923 Ford Model T

1923 Ford Model T

It is always such a delight to find a car as old as this in the condition it is in. Professionally restored only a few decades ago, this 1923 Ford Model T is a true gem. It does have a matching VIN and a clear title. The car was sadly parked in the early 90’s and stored up until recently. Located in Sumner, Washington, you can take this Model T home for $5,000. Thank you, Jack M, for the tip. You can also view more here on Craigslist.

1923 Ford Model T

A nicely restored flathead four-cylinder engine powers and moves this Model T. Thankfully, a long list of new parts have been installed or come with the car. Those include a stainless steel exhaust and manifold, spark plugs and wires, a wiring harness, coil box, battery, gas line and filter shut off, and a radiator and fan hub along with a fan belt. Radiator hoses accompany that, along with a hood welting. New ignition keys also come with the car. It turns over but has not been started.

1923 Ford Model T

While the seats look great, the door panels are said to look even better, but have yet to be installed. They are still in a box. In one of the photos, you can also see that the car is in need of new roof fabric and headliner. You will want to make sure you can keep this car covered, or garage it if you intend on purchasing it. Original parts come with the car too, including a jack, tire irons, and two carburetors.

1923 Ford Model T

One thing the listing points out is that the yellow wheels it is pictured within some of the photos are simply wheels to move the car, and they do not come with it. However, they note that Felloe wheels were professionally re-spoked around 2015 and there are two photos showing two wheels each. While it isn’t a true survivor, it certainly is a time capsule and would be a great vehicle to add to a collection if you are interested in early American history or automobiles.


  1. Graham Lloyd

    Price is right. Car is very nice and looks to need little to get back on the road.

    Huge dedicated following with someone willing to help nearby no matter where you live.

    I’ve got a 1920 Centredoor and this is on the other side of the country from me. My excuses not to give the seller a call right now. But someone is going to get a great car that will provide lots of fun.

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  2. Rube Goldberg Member

    I think it’s sad there’s no interest in the old Model T. You do get 40 comments on the hemi Challenger, tho ( that, admittedly, is a neat car) There’s just no connection to a car like this anymore, much less someone that knows how to drive one, and then the trailer to haul this to a show. You’re certainly not going to drive this anywhere today. For what it is, this sure is a nice one. I’d think $5g’s for this is a steal.

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    • normadesmond

      I often wonder what will happen when all the baby boomers are gone, who will be left to idolize ’57 Chevys?

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      • Alejandro Phillips

        People like me of course! I’m 15 and super into the past.

    • TC Oz

      A friend of mine here on Oz has one of these, it’s got a Mazda 929 independent rear end connected to a GM Holden 3.8 liter supercharged V6 auto with a 1967 Holden front end, when he hits the throttle at about 50 it disappears into the distance. Definitely not the slug they were originally.

  3. Jay E.

    Gone. It was a steal.

    Regarding 57 Chevys. Have you owned one? They are great to drive and have something modern cars don’t. Soul. They have some of the most beautiful and thoughtful styling ever incorporated into a car, from organic to jet age. They are easy to maintain and make the journey more enjoyable. I use mine as a daily driver and revel in the experience every time I go out. My nephews love it too and will enjoy it long after I’m gone.

  4. Alejandro Phillips

    I’m curious on whether or not this Tin Lizzie runs or not. I’m a Freshman in Highschool that is an aspiring auto-mechanic that loves the history of The Model T.

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