This Delivery Truck began as a 1916 commercial chassis that was discovered with coachwork originally constructed by Abresch Auto Body, Ltd. Based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 2011, the current owner of this Model T began a complete, frame-up restoration. The car features a brass-plated radiator and coil box latches, 90o headlamps plugs, a flare inlet brass Kingston carburetor and the correct oilers on spindle and tie-rod ends. There are oversized valves, hard valve seats, Kevlar transmission bands, a modern clutch, a brake drum with hardened lugs, a ring gear flywheel and a reground camshaft with higher lift.
After the chassis was completed, the body was built to original specifications. It was refinished in Harley-Davidson coachwork in the motorcycle firm's trademark gray highlighted by era-appropriate graphics and lettering. The fenders and chassis are suitably finished in black and the seat is upholstered with the correct black 'imitation leather' as originally supplied.
Since the work was completed, the Model T has covered just 25 miles. It was displayed at the 2011 Greenfield Vintage Old Car Festival held at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan where it won a Second Place award.
In 2012, the car was offered for sale by Gooding & Company at their Scottsdale, Az. auction. The car was estimated to sell for $40,000 - $60,000 and offered without reserve. The car found new ownership for the sum of $94,600, inclusive of buyer's premium.