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Help identify this T roadster

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Mentalstates, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. Mentalstates
    Joined: Mar 7, 2013
    Posts: 107


    Don't know much about it someone is selling and I want to make has a hemi :)..

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  2. Mentalstates
    Joined: Mar 7, 2013
    Posts: 107


    This is all I have to go on no other info..

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  3. FlynBrian
    Joined: Oct 5, 2007
    Posts: 759


    No info for you. But it is a Very Cool T Roadster!
  4. Mentalstates
    Joined: Mar 7, 2013
    Posts: 107


    Thanks..anyone else?

  5. OLLIN
    Joined: Aug 25, 2006
    Posts: 3,076


    no idea either, but definitely looks like an old build. late 50's-60's?
  6. 562roadster
    Joined: Mar 2, 2008
    Posts: 1,190


    23-25 Ford Roadster? Either way, that is one COOL! hot rod.BUY IT!
  7. It looks like a classic early-60's rod from the pictures I have seen... Can't specifically identify it, but is sure looks like something I remember from an old Car Craft or HRM.
  8. BashingTin
    Joined: Feb 15, 2010
    Posts: 270


    It looks like the front tow-bar is made from wishbones...
  9. NortonG
    Joined: Dec 26, 2003
    Posts: 2,117

    Member Emeritus


    If they don't have a set price, offer a few grand and go from there..
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2013
  10. bct
    Joined: Apr 4, 2005
    Posts: 3,092


    nice ! get it.
  11. Id tread lightly on lowball offers. When I get buyers offering me insane offers on the low side, I clam up fast, and lose all interest in that buyer anymore.

    Of course I set my asking price, I dont expect the buyer to be both the buyer AND seller :cool:
  12. Mentalstates
    Joined: Mar 7, 2013
    Posts: 107


  13. Looks like a late T on an A frame. Hemi is probably a 241 or 270. No question to me it's a '50's build. It shouldn't be too cheap.
  14. Looks like something out of the book "Cool Cars Square Roll Bars".
  15. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 8,377


    the fan is incredibly far from the radiator
    please show the back of the car
  16. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,559


    Side or rear shot would confirm it to be a Roadster or front half of a Touring car body. I'm thinking front of 23-25 Touring. Bob
  17. Hope you can get it,More pics if you can please,its cool !! JW
  18. AWESOME CAR!!!

    the black plate sequence indicate it was titled, retitled or plated in the mid '60's.
    were it me, i would start at at least 7k ands see where it goes. if the guy knows its provenance or history that may become problematic. if the guy knows its provenance or history that may become problematic.

    i'm sure there are guys who would advise other, but no sense on offending the owner and going home empty handed.

    i ALWAYS approach it like this.... "I really don't know and I don't want to offend you. what would you say to $XXX ?" if things start going south, be ready to up the ante or bail.

    Just know what you're willing to spend at the end of the day and be ready to walk when you hit the mark.

    awesome car.
  19. Shaggy
    Joined: Mar 6, 2003
    Posts: 5,208

    from Sultan, WA

    Very cool, to me the tow bar would suggest it's a drag only rig, please keep it as is!!
  20. OLLIN
    Joined: Aug 25, 2006
    Posts: 3,076


    Yeah thats what i was thinking too.
    Looks like a legit roadster to me, not a touring back half...
    7k would be a good, non insulting starting point. Especially if it runs.
    Yeah, those california black and yellow plates are from the 60's.
    Looks like either preunit triumph motorcycle fenders, or 36 ford spare tire covers were used for the front fenders and that old pleated upholstery screams late 50's to me...

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  21. Phil Stevens
    Joined: Mar 24, 2002
    Posts: 392

    Phil Stevens

    reminds me a lot of Fred Steeles roadster which was built on an A chassis but with a
    small block chev and triples
  22. Mentalstates
    Joined: Mar 7, 2013
    Posts: 107


    thanks for all the if owner would just reply to my offers...
  23. pretty cool t... good luck with the purchase
  24. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 27,864


    That is a cool and simple little rod that like others said I'd bet is a late 50's early 60's build.

    Looking trough the opening in the tonneau cover you can see roll and pleats on the seat so the car probably has what's left of a finished interior. My guess is a little home built street car that got ran at the drags on a regular basis. The fenders were either because it weighted above a certain weight, was built during the fenders required era or they were required for the class it ran in at the drags.
    It would be cool to have and I'm not sure if I would leave it exactly as or restore it to exactly the way it was built with no visible improvements or changes except where they were absolutely needed for safety.

    If you save the photo you can then blow it up to see the details. The builder (s) did a good job from what I can see but didn't spend much time worrying about spiffing up it's rough edges.
  25. Bart78
    Joined: May 11, 2011
    Posts: 717


    It's a cool car. But from a couple of pics I don't see 7,000. Not knowing what shape the motor is in. Or how any of the rest is done. I have seen some early home made jobs. And half were not even safe to take down the driveway. To me it's a cool looking model t.
  26. It would sell in a day at any bigger swap around here. But this is the HAMB, almost no one thinks things are worth what they actually sell for.
  27. bowie
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
    Posts: 2,487


    Looks pretty well built from back in the day. Check out the matching "edged" carpet beside it. Having front shocks and the top rad support, tells me its not just a "schlok rod" I'd say it would move at 10 grand any day at Hershey. Cool car
  28. bgaro
    Joined: Sep 3, 2010
    Posts: 1,189


    i wouldn't start at 7, i don't think i'd even go up to seven, yes its cool but those little T's are not worth all that much.

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