1920 Ford Model T Touring Car – Grandpa’s First?

 

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1921-00-00-005ABOVE: My grandfather was the photographer, likely in the fall of 1921 near Suffern, New York, as he took his family out for a Sunday drive. That morning started closer to home in Guttenberg, NJ, as seen in the lower picture. Grandma, my father, (age about 11,) and his sisters, (8 1/2 and 7,) were the passengers.

Below: I suspect the “Kerosene oil  carriage side lights” were an option, a nice touch.

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The image above is from the internet and, as a antique, selling for about $70 today. The entire cost of the new car, was about $325. A similar restored version is pictured below.

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Thanks for viewing. Comments are always welcome. M 🙂

(Feature image tonight:  remembering Gene Cernan from the last lunar landing mission)

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5 Responses to 1920 Ford Model T Touring Car – Grandpa’s First?

  1. disperser says:

    Very nice. One of my neighbors in Colorado had one and it was always a trip hearing it coming around the corner and then seeing it drive by.

    The guy was a jerk, but I did like the car.

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  2. DailyMusings says:

    These are wonderful!

    Like

  3. Anonymous says:

    Marty,
    That is so cool…maybe that is the family car!!!

    Liked by 1 person

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