The Ford Model T is an automobile that was produced by Henry Ford's Ford Motor Company from 1908 through 1927. It was constructed of the best materials available at that time, with the simplest of designs that engineering could in those days devise and it was also low in price that any one making a good salary was able to afford.
This van is in immaculate condition throughout – a most desirable show piece really.
We understand that this van started its life in the North Island of New Zealand in the Coromandel.
This van's motor is in very good condition. It comes with a 177-cubic-inch (2.9 L) front mounted inline four-cylinder en bloc engine and produces a top speed of 40–45 mph (64–72 km/h).
Rear wheel drive, its transmission is a planetary gear type billed as "three speed". In today's terms it is considered a two-speed, because one of the three speeds is reverse.
Transmission is controlled with three foot pedals and a lever mounted to the road side of the driver's seat. The throttle is controlled with a lever on the steering wheel. The left pedal is used to engage the gear. With the handbrake in either the mid position or fully forward and the pedal pressed and held forward the van enters low gear. When held in an intermediate position the van is in neutral, a state that can also be achieved by pulling the floor-mounted lever to an upright position. If the lever is pushed forward and the driver takes his foot off the left pedal, the van enters high gear, but only when the handbrake lever is fully forward. The van could thus cruise without the driver having to press any of the pedals. There is no separate clutch pedal.
The middle pedal is used to engage reverse gear, and the right pedal operates the transmission brake. The floor lever also controls the parking brake, which is activated by pulling the lever all the way back.
Van comes with kerosene lamps made of brass but also electric lights powered by a battery, generator and starter motor.
Excellent Body with as new paint throughout. We understand the wood to be mainly NZ Kauri wood, which is in excellent condition.
Van comes with brand new tires with wooden spoke wheels. 6V Battery in good condition.
As this is a very special piece of automotive history and also forms part of our NZ heritage, we have no intent to sell it to just anyone. We would in fact prefer to see it go back to the Coromandel, or to a museum and/or to a corporate company / business wanting to show case it for display and/or promotional purposes.
Licence expired 17 years ago. Price Firm and price includes a 12 months registration and brand new WOF unless negotiated otherwise.
SHIPPING / TRANSPORT CAN BE ORGANISED ON BUYER'S BEHALF AT BUYERS COST.
At Waimak Classic Cars, we have been privately collecting classic cars and memorabilia for the last 8 years.
Our contacts extend throughout New Zealand, Australia, the UK and in various parts of the world. If you have anything to sell or if you are looking for that something special, we're always happy to talk cars!
Contact Jesmond on +64 (0) 3 3106485 / +64 (0) 274990020
Serious enquiries only please and NO TEXTS.
NOTE: Viewing by appointment only.