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1923 Ford T-Bucket Roadster 350 V8 Automatic Classic Vintage Collector

  • Location: Local pick-up only
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: T-Bucket
  • Type: Roadster
  • Trim: --
  • Year: 1923
  • Mileage: 11659
  • VIN: T8349664
  • Color: Burgundy
  • Engine size: 350 V8
  • Power options: --
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: --
  • Vehicle Title: Clear

1923 Ford T-Bucket -- Description

T-buckets are all about wretched excess, and this traditional burgundy one pulls no punches. With stout small block power, a competent suspension, and a cool steamer trunk trailer, it's over-the-top in every measurable way. This is the T-bucket to own if you're seeking the spotlight. Visibility is the T-bucket's claim to fame, and with that in mind this vintage 'bucket got a glowing paint job that lives up to the standards set by similar machines from the... '70s and you'd have to be legally blind to miss it, even at night. There's not a lot of surface area, but the bodywork that remains on the minimalist T is nicely prepped and finished and now showing some nice patina that's just right. The overall look suggests that just because it was originally designed to be inexpensive doesn't mean you have to build it on the cheap. Every square inch of visible bodywork has been painted, upholstered, or polished, including the mini bed out back, which wears its own pleated tonneau cover. The tall Model T windshield remains, including a set of wind wings, and the profile is traditional T-bucket in every sense of the word. The interior fits the template for the traditional T-Bucket, with a pleated black vinyl bench seat that wraps around the entire passenger compartment. The upright steering column is all part of the experience, and it uses a three spoke wheel that's easy to gra. A full array of vintage-looking gauges from Classic Instruments have been fitted into the dash, again offering just the right patina for a car straight out of the past. And you can forget Mexican blankets serving as low-buck upholstery, because this one is very nicely finished in black vinyl and a full set of carpets that make it feel a bit more civilized. There is no top, no windows, and no heat, but with that thumping small block V8, I don't think you'll miss it. And since there's no trunk, someone built a neat little trailer from a steamer trunk and it suits the T just fine. For a T-bucket, this one has a powerplant that's part flash and part power, all built to be reliable. With an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor, Weiand intake manifold, and a Mallory ignition system, it breaks no new ground but in a car that weighs nothing, there's more than enough power on tap. It also runs great! And since it's right out there in the wind for everyone to see, all the components were either polished or plated so they sparkle in the sunlight. They stuck a Boyce moto-meter atop the faux radiator shell, and you can't see it with the big air cleaner in the way, that's the T-bucket summed up in a single detail. A TH350 3-speed automatic transmission feeds power to a narrowed Ford 9-inch rear end, and 4-wheel disc brakes are probably a good idea in a car like this. And speaking of oversized, chrome steelies with baby moon hubcaps wear a traditional big-n-little set of tires, giving it a traditional look. There's nothing more radical than the T-bucket, and this one shows a lot of care and thought in the build, and is a fast, fun little car as a result. Call today!