1910 Model Year Specifications
Serial Number range 8108 – 31,500 (Approximately, Ford figures differ)
Model Year August 1, 1909 – September 30, 1910
Body Styles Touring, Landaulet (Taximeter Cab), Town Car, Roadster, Coupe, Chassis, Tourabout
Colors: All body styles extremely dark green, nearly black. Chassis components painted black, wheels fenders and running boards body color. Pin striping quite extensive on body and chassis including wheels in red.
Factory Options available: All cars were said to be sold “Fully Equipped”, however it was still possible to order cars unequipped i.e. open cars without tops and windshield. Optional items available from the Ford factory included Prestolite carbide tank (instead of carbide generator), tire chains, robe rail, clock.
The Model T Fords of 1910 differed mainly in detail from those of the previous model year. Indeed the cars produced on July 31, 1909 were no different than those produced the first day of 1910 production which was August 1, 1909. Ford at this time was implementing changes as needed, there was not truly a style change tied to the changing calendar. The Model T was constantly changing as the months went by in order to improve reliability and to make economic sense to the accounting department.
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A 1909 Model T in the rare Landaulet ( taximeter cab) body style. It is possible to build 90% of a 1909 Model T using nothing but reproduction parts. Buyer beware.
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A bunch of hooligans out hunting birds and enjoying some libations. The two cars in the rear are Model T Fords, not sure about the car in front but it looks new.
The new 1909 Model T Ford with its redesigned engine had a simplified radiator design. Previously the first 2499 cars had a separate radiator “shell” around the actual radiator.
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A very rare 1909 – 10 coupe. Even photos are rare!
1909 Model Year Specifications
Serial Number range 1 – 8107
Model Year October 1, 1908 – July 31, 1909
Body Styles Touring, Landaulet (Taximeter Cab), Town Car, Roadster, Coupe, Chassis
Colors: Touring Red, Green / Roadster Gray / Coupe Green / Town car Green
Factory Options available: Windshield (open cars), top / roof (open cars), gas headlamps, Prestolite carbide tank (instead of carbide generator), tire chains, robe rail, speedometer, clock.
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The control system of the 1909 Model T Ford was different than all previous Fords, and different from all other cars on the road. First of all Ford placed the steering wheel on the left side of the vehicle, an unusual feature not shared with many other automobiles, certainly not the same as any of Ford’s top competitors. Fords reasoning was sound on this change; Americans drove on the right side of the road. Typically driver and passengers would enter and exit the car from the curb side, thus they would not be stepping out into traffic or into a muddy road. Also the left position of the driver meant a better view when passing a slower moving horse drawn vehicle, something that was more common than encountering another motorist.
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