1911 Ford Model T Torpedo Runabout / 12289537 Chassis Information

1911 Ford Model T photograph

1911 Ford Model T photograph

1911 Ford Model T photograph

1911 Ford Model T photograph

1911 Ford Model T1911 Ford Model T1911 Ford Model T1911 Ford Model T
Torpedo Runabout
Chassis #: 12289537
Sold for $33,000 at 2010 RM Auctions - Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook.
The Ford Model T was introduced in October of 1908 and would remain in production for nearly 19 full years, with some 15 million examples built. It was recognized as the Car of the Century in 1999, above 700 other candidates for the award.

Ford introduced a completely restyled Model T for January, 1911, featuring a new body, fenders, wheels and a slightly revised brass radiator. Later that year, a new engine as well as new front and rear axles were incorporated. The rear axle was now cast-iron, with the front axle design incorporating spindles and separate steering arms. The bodies were now made with steel panels over a wooden framework, and two new styles were added - a Torpedo Runabout and an Open Runabout. These new models had curved fenders and longer hood, and a lowered seating position and steering columns. The fuel tank was located on the rear deck, and the Torpedo, unlike the Open Runabout, had just two doors.

This Torpedo Runabout was once owned by Mr. John McMullen, prior to joining another private collection in 2007. This car is fitted with a 'Rojo' overhead-valve cylinder head and a Ruckstel two-speed rear axle. It has a nice older restoration with a shiny finish and good upholstery. The engine is a four-cylinder unit that displaced 176.7 cubic-inches and produces 20 horsepower. There is a two-speed planetary manual transmission with reverse and hand-operated internal expanding brakes at the rear wheels. There is also a contracting band transmission brake.

In 2010, this Model T was offered for sale at the Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook event presented by RM Auctions. The car was estimated to sell for $30,000 - $40,000. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $33,000, including buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Aug 2010


2010 RM Auctions - Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$30,000-$40,000 
Sale Price :
$33,000

2019 3
2018 1
2017 1
2014 7
2013 2
2012 1
2011 2
2010 3
2009 1
2008 2

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1911 sales)
1911 Ford Model T Touring Street Rod
Sold for $44,000
  2019 Mecum : Las Vegas
 
1911 FORD MODEL T RUNABOUT
Sold for $10,450
  2019 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Auburn Auction
 
1911 Ford Phaeton
Chassis#: T54997
Sold for $49,500
  2019 Mecum : Monterey
 
1911 Ford Model T Speedster
Sold for $14,652
  2018 Bonhams : Den Hartogh Sale
 
1911 Ford Model T Torpedo Speedster
Chassis#: 50170
Sold for $26,400
  2017 Gooding & Co. : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1911 FORD MODEL T CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: AZ344635
Sold for $18,150
  2014 Barrett-Jackson, Las Vegas
 
1911 Ford Model T Torpedo Runabout
Sold for $27,500
  2014 Auctions America - Auburn Fall
 
1911 Ford Model T Speedster
Sold for $23,100
  2014 Auctions America : California
 
1911 Ford Model T Torpedo Runabout
Chassis#: 47119
Sold for $33,000
  2014 Motor City Auction by RM Auctions
1911 Ford Model T image  1911 Ford Model T image  
1911 Ford Model T Five-Passenger Touring
Chassis#: 39815
Sold for $35,750
  2014 Motor City Auction by RM Auctions
1911 Ford Model T image  
1911 Ford Model T Open Runabout
Sold for $33,000
  2014 Auctions America - Auburn Spring
 
1911 FORD MODEL T TORPEDO ROADSTER
Sold for $34,100
  2014 THE AUCTION OF THE ESTATE OF DR RALPH W.E. COX JR.
 
1911 Ford Model T Runabout
Chassis#: 76488
Sold for $38,500
  2013 RM Auction - Hershey
 
1911 Ford Model T Open Runabout
Sold for $49,500
  2013 RM Auction - Hershey
 
1911 Ford Model T Open Runabout
Chassis#: 61639
Sold for $50,600
  2012 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction
1911 Ford Model T image  
1911 Ford Model T Open Runabout
Sold for $29,677
  2011 Bonhams - Beaulieu Autojumble, Collectors' Motor Cars
 
1911 Ford Model T Runabout
Sold for $93,500
  2011 The Scottsdale Auction - Gooding & Company
1911 Ford Model T image  1911 Ford Model T image  
1911 Ford Model T Torpedo Roadster
Chassis#: 66462
Sold for $77,000
  2010 RM Auctions - Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey
 
1911 Ford Model T Tourabout
Chassis#: 46418
Sold for $33,000
  2010 RM Auctions - Sports & Classics of Monterey
1911 Ford Model T image  1911 Ford Model T image  
1911 Ford Model T Torpedo Runabout
Chassis#: 12289537
Sold for $33,000
  2010 RM Auctions - Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook
1911 Ford Model T image  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1911 Ford Model T's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1911 Ford Model T 2015 Anglia Auction $21,000$22,500
1911 Ford Tourabout456942014 Mecum : Anaheim$13,000  
1911 Ford Turnabout456942013 Mecum Auction Anaheim 2013$28,000  
1911 Ford Model T Open Runabout643542009 Greenwich Concours d'Elegance, Collectors' Motorcars and Automobilia $38,000$50,000
1911 Ford Model T Open Runabout 2007 Bonhams Collectors' Motorcars and Automobilia featuring The Frank Cooke Collection Part II $45,000$55,000
1911 FORD UNKNOWN TOURING 2001 Kruse Auction Ft. Lauderdale, FL$5,500  

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