1916 Ford Model T Fronty Speedster Vehicle Profile

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1916 Ford Model T photograph

1916 Ford Model T photograph

1916 Ford Model T photograph

1916 Ford Model T photograph

1916 Ford Model T photograph

1916 Ford Model T photograph

1916 Ford Model T photograph

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Fronty Speedster
Sold for $41,250 at 2011 RM Auctions - Hershey.
The Ford Model T, introduced in October of 1908, was a very popular automobile. By 1920, over six million examples had been built. The Model T also provided a great foundation for the establishment of the high-performance aftermarket industry.

Arthur, Louis and Gaston Chevrolet operated Frontenac, one of the most successful early speed merchants. The company gained fame for its popular overhead-valve conversion kits for the reliable but underpowered Model T. Many of the 'Fronty' Fords went racing on dirt tracks. In 1923 L.L. Corum took his to the Indianapolis 500 where it finished fifth.

This Model T Speedster is powered by an original Frontenac overhead valve cylinder head and a steel speedster body from the Milwaukee-based Bub Body Corporation. This Wisconsin ice racer features a full underbelly and quick-release steel fenders. There is a Frontenac OHV conversion and mated to a Model T planetary transmission. It features a Model A crank and pistons, adjustable valve lifters, a full-flow oiling system, an Atwater Kent distributor, a full-flow water pump and SU Birmingham carburetion. Other features include a 1927 Chevrolet steel-disc wheels on converted Ford hubs, a custom-built honeycomb radiator and new wiring, paint and upholstery. There is an eight-volt battery, an electric starter, an electric fuel pump, a split-wishbone adjustable suspension, full racing gears, a manual choke, a vintage brass fire extinguisher, a fold-down Brooklands-style windscreen, an under-seat toolbox, a burled walnut dash and a mix of Ford and Stewart-Warner gauges.

The 176.7 cubic-inch four-cylinder engine offers an estimated 64 horsepower.

In 2011, the car was offered for sale at the Hershey Auction presented by RM Auctions. The car was estimated to sell for $40,000 - $60,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the car was sold for the sum of $41,250 inclusive of buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2011


2011 RM Auctions - Hershey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$40,000-$60,000 
Sale Price :
$41,250

2019 1
2018 5
2017 1
2015 2
2014 1
2012 2
2011 4
2010 2
2009 2
2006 1

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1916 sales)
1916 Ford Model T Touring
Sold for $16,500
  2019 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall
 
1916 Ford Model T Touring
Sold for $14,850
  2018 Mecum : Las Vegas
 
1916 Ford Model T Open Tourer
Sold for $15,985
  2018 Bonhams : Den Hartogh Sale
 
1916 Ford Model T Runabout
Sold for $21,313
  2018 Bonhams : Den Hartogh Sale
 
1916 Ford Model T Center Door Sedan
Sold for $29,305
  2018 Bonhams : Den Hartogh Sale
 
1916 Ford Model T Calliope Music Truck
Sold for $27,973
  2018 Bonhams : Den Hartogh Sale
 
1916 Ford Model T Touring
Sold for $7,000
  2017 Mecum : Harrisburg
 
1916 Ford Model T Roadster
Sold for $9,000
  2015 Leake Auction - Tulsa, OK
 
1916 Ford Model T Custom 'Trojan'
Chassis#: V2225975
Sold for $126,500
  2015 RM Sotheby's : The Andrews Collection
 
1916 Ford Model T Touring
Sold for $17,325
  2014 Auctions America - Auburn Spring
 
1916 Ford Model T Raceabout Speedster
Sold for $15,525
  2012 Bonhams - Preserving the Automobile: An Auction at the Simeone Foundation
 
1916 Ford Model T Delivery Truck
Chassis#: 1510801
Sold for $94,600
  2012 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction
1916 Ford Model T image  
1916 FORD MODEL T TOURING CAR
Sold for $5,750
  2011 Auctions America - The Lee Roy Hartung Collection
 
1916 Ford Model T 'Fronty' Speedster
Sold for $41,250
  2011 RM Auctions - Hershey
1916 Ford Model T image  1916 Ford Model T image  
1916 FORD MODEL T SPEEDSTER
Sold for $5,610
  2011 Auctions America - Spring Auburn
 
1916 Ford Model T Speedster
Chassis#: 1035291
Sold for $15,228
  2011 H & H - Pavilion Gardens April 13, 2011
 
1916 Ford Model T Touring
Chassis#: 2030280
Sold for $18,700
  2010 RM Auctions - Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey
1916 Ford Model T image  
1916 Ford Model T Depot Hack
Sold for $10,000
  2010 Mecum - Dana Mecum's Original Spring Classic Auction
 
1916 Ford Model T 'Trojan' Show Rod
Sold for $110,000
  2009 RM Auctions - Icons of Speed & Style
 
1916 Ford Model T C-cab
Sold for $14,000
  2009 Mecum - Monterey Auction
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1916 Ford Model T's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1916 Ford Model T Paddy Wagon 2018 Mecum : Indianapolis$6,000  
1916 Ford Model T Runabout 2017 Branson Collector Car Auction$13,500  
1916 Ford Model T Taxi Cab 2014 Auctions America Auburn Fall$20,000  
1916 Ford Model T Touring 2014 Mecum : Harrisburg$9,000  
1916 FORD MODEL T TROJAN 2011 Auctions America Auburn Fall Auction$66,000$100,000$130,000
1916 FORD BUCKET T6492072010 Silver Auction Hot August Nights$6,000  
1916 Ford Model T Touring 2009 Leake Auctions Dallas 37th Annual Leake Auto Auction Market Hall$18,000  

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Ford Model T1909 Tourer
Chassis Num: 1400
Engine Num: 1400
Chassis information for the Ford Model T1909 Roadster
Chassis Num: 2513
Chassis information for the Ford Model T1909 Roadster
Chassis Num: 2585
Chassis information for the Ford Model T1909 Town Car
Chassis Num: 3018
Chassis information for the Ford Model T1909 Tourer
Chassis Num: 3142
Chassis information for the Ford Model T1909 Landaulet
Chassis Num: 3300
Chassis information for the Ford Model T1909 Tourer
Chassis Num: 5321
Chassis information for the Ford Model T1909 Tourer
Chassis Num: 577
Chassis information for the Ford Model T1910 Touring
Engine Num: 16032
Chassis information for the Ford Model T Fire Tender1910
Chassis Num: 22837
Engine Num: 12515
Chassis information for the Ford Model T1911 Tourer
Chassis Num: 39815
Engine Num: 39815
Chassis information for the Ford Model T1911 Tourabout
Chassis Num: 46418
Chassis information for the Ford Model T1911 Torpedo Runabout
Chassis Num: 47119
Engine Num: 47119
Chassis information for the Ford Model T1912 Tourer
Chassis Num: 133411
Chassis information for the Ford Model T1912 Speedster
Chassis Num: 13662257
Engine Num: 13662257
Chassis information for the Ford Model T1913 Touring
Chassis Num: 253171
Engine Num: 253171
Chassis information for the Ford Model T1913 Touring
Chassis Num: 270303
Chassis information for the Ford Model T1916 Tourer
Engine Num: 1341-6638
Chassis information for the Ford Model T1916 Delivery Truck
Chassis Num: 1510801
Engine Num: 1510801
Chassis information for the Ford Model T1916 Tourer
Chassis Num: 2030280
Chassis information for the Ford Model TT Type C1919 Single Tanker
Coachbuilder: American-LaFrance Fire Equipment Co
Chassis information for the Ford Model T1919 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Fisher
Chassis information for the Ford Model T1919 Runabout
Chassis Num: 1616
Chassis information for the Ford Model T1920 Roadster
Engine Num: 3781976
Chassis information for the Ford Model T1920 Roadster
Engine Num: 3790759
Chassis information for the Ford Model T1925 Depot Hack
Coachbuilder: Syverson
Chassis information for the Ford Model T1925 Pickup
Chassis Num: 10917408
Chassis information for the Ford Model T-Gallivan Marchese1925 Racer
Chassis Num: 176C1
Chassis information for the Ford Model T Racer1926 Faultless Speedster
Coachbuilder: Faultless
Chassis information for the Ford Model T1926 Sport Roadster
Coachbuilder: Murray
Chassis information for the Ford Model T1927 Pickup
Chassis Num: 14730788


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