1923 Ford Original Drag Car 1950s Barn Find 1950 Race Car SCTA Project
- Location: Stanwood, Washington, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Ford
- Model: Model T
- Type: Hot Rod
- Year: 1923
- Mileage: 1000000000
- VIN: 1923T
- Color: Red
- Engine size: Flat Head Ford 24 Stud 59 AB
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Not Much
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Vehicle Title: Clear
1923 Ford Model T description
1923 Ford Model T Built Drag Car Hot Rod! The Real Dea, Not a modern day Rat Rod.
This is a project car with a Clear Title. There is a lot of work to do, but it will be worth it.
Do not bid if you do not intend to follow through. NO RESERVE!
You are viewing an authentic example of early drag racing history, when young men full of "vim and vigor" expressed their mechanical prowess by modifying early cars to fill the need for speed! This 1923 Ford Model T was built sometime in the late mid 1950s;
This car was retired and put in a barn out in Oak Harbor, Washington (yes, another barn find) around 1960. It stayed there until an old timer, hot-rodder, found it around 1968. From the barn the car was moved to his garage near Seattle. He intended to get it running and drive it someday. However as we all know how things can go, life happened and someday turned into 48 years, one day at a time. The car was still on stands when we first saw it.Finding a real drag car from the 1950s isn't an everyday happening so we brought it home.We paid $23,000 for this car in early 2017 and you have one last chance for you to own it here on eBay.
It has what appears to be a 39 Ford gear box, (shifts good) a 40 Ford rear axle and hydraulic brakes, 40 Ford front brakes, Ford tractor gas tank in the back and nitro tank in the front. It was made long before Dean Moon began to make them. Yes, there is a hand pump for the nitro tank (via WWII Bomber) still attached to the dash.
The engine in the car is a 24 stud, 59-AB Flathead, and it is perfect for the T.R.O.G. We started it briefly and it ran smooth and had good oil pressure. It comes with 4 wire wheels with Wide White Wall tires (really old) and Cool old wide-whitewall drag slicks. Look at the pictures at all the other ancient hot rod cool stuff. There are several boxes of parts that include wheel cylinders, fuel pumps, tow bar, backing plates, and bunch of other stuff.
This car was built back in the day, when you used whatever you could find (and afford). The old shoe polish numbers from its last race are still present. Those decals you see are authentic and are from the beginning of drag racing and performance history. Those headlight stanchions were made by Edmunds eons ago and are easy to remove for the T.R.O.G! Look at that dash! This car has to be the father of all rat rods.