1925 Ford Hot Rod Model T-Buck Speed Record Car Vehicle Profile

1925 Ford Hot Rod photograph

1925 Ford Hot Rod photograph

1925 Ford Hot Rod photograph

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Model T-Buck Speed Record Car
Southern California was the birthplace of the American hot rod. In its early years, hot rodding was considered a fringe activity. It took a certain type of person to dismantle an automobile, rebuild it for increased performance and then race the car either 'outlaw' style on the street on the street or in a more organized and somewhat safer fashion at a dry lake or salt flat. In this era of unique personalities, Dick Kraft was still able to stand out. If he had assembled a resume of his skills, hobbies and professional experiences it would include: fabricator, builder, racer, sailor, health-nut, body builder and surfer.

Dick began building remarkably simple, but undeniably fast cars in the late 1930s. His cars were legendary throughout Southern California both in drag racing and on the dry lakes. With the outbreak of World War II, Dick joined the Merchant Marines. Not unexpectedly, he used his shore leave to surf and race. There are historical photographs showing cars that Dick supposedly assembled and raced in a single weekend of leave.

Kraft left the ship for good in 1947 and his car-building talents soon bloomed. His post-war designs matured into an appreciation of form as well as function. Broken speed records all over California attested to his understanding of function; vehicles such as this T-Bucket roadster showed that he could build a beautiful car.

Ford Hot RodThis car originally debuted at the 1951 Oakland Roadster Show as the Kraft Special. Its design, fit and finish put Dick Kraft in the big leagues. As one might expect, the car was also very fast, establishing AHRA records in spite of its good looks!

The car was purchased by the Seider brothers in the early 1960s, refurbished and renamed the Highland Plating Special. It appeared in this form, and as seen today, on the cover of Hot Rod Magazine's March, 1962 edition. It is currently owned by Ross and Beth Myers of 3 Dog Garage.

Source - AACA Museum


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(Data based on Model Year 1925 sales)
1925 Ford Hot Rod
Sold for $19,800
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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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