This Model T was purchased from the Bayliss Motor Company in May 1909 for the sum of $985 for Miss Kate Helm of Bowmans Mill Pike, Fayette County, Kentucky. This Model T is one of approximately 10,000 produced in 1909, and one of an unknown number built in Pontiac, Michigan prior to September 1909 with a body constructed of sheet aluminum panels over hardwood frame.
This touring car was once in the collection of Clyde Ensor, Sr., and is a former AACA First Prize winner. It wears a restoration that dates to the mid-1960s.
In 2010, this car was offered for sale at the 'Sports & Classics of Monterey' presented by RM Auctions. It was estimated to sell for $60,000 - $80,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $55,000 inclusive of buyer's premium.