About this vehicle
The Model “T” Ford was introduced in 1908 and remained in production until 1927. Over 15 million Model “Ts” were made. Ford improved the assembly line production method by automating it, creating the moving assembly line. Rigorous quality control combined with mass production improved efficiency permitting the price of a standard Model “T” to fall as low as $290 in 1925. Almost any working family could purchase one. This car literally put America on wheels and changed the face of the nation! The Model “T” was the first car to combine many features of more expensive cars in a high quality, easy to handle and affordable package. The two-seat Speedster at the Elliott was the sports car of its day. These cars were designed and built by young sports enthusiasts. Starting with a factory-built Model “T”, the body was removed and replaced with a pair of simple lightweight bucket seats. The cars were very light, having minimal body work, and no top. The Elliott’s speedster is equipped with a monocle windshield attached to the steering column.
- Engine: 4 cylinder, 167 inches
- Horsepower: 20
- Transmission: 2-speed planetary
- Original price: $590