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Ford Model T Frontenac 1926

General description : 1926 Ford Model T Frontenac Roadster Period correct custom speedster Jet black exterior with red interior Five red wire wheels within whitewall tires Period-correct 177 CID Model T four-cylinder engine with a Frontenac R cylinder head and three port design and exhaust manifold designed to give that Speedway Roar Two-speed planetary transmission Functional Stewart flat-face speedometer 4-spoke wood-rimmed steering wheel Brass timing and throttle levers Stunning turned aluminum dash What you see on this page is a rare instance of 1920s cooperation, Chevrolet helping Ford. Mot Xotica Classic Cars is particularly proud to offer this 1926 Ford Model T Frontenac Racer.This comes from a period of time when many performance-oriented aftermarket suppliers were making a name with overhead valve conversions that would add another 50% to the power range.Frontenac Motor Corporation was a joint venture of automobile racing brothers Louis, Gaston, and Arthur Chevrolet. It was founded in 1914 in Indianapolis to build high-performance automobiles that, not coincidentally, would be used in the brothers' own pursuit of glory at the Indianapolis 500.With its vintage speed equipment, sleek speedster bodywork and complete restoration, this "Fronty" Model T is an exceptional example of Detroit-built early American motorsports history.The car represented here, we believe, is a re-creation of the Fronty Racers of the 1920s but has a genuine period correct Frontenac OHV. It has a Model T chassis, a period-correct 177 CID Model T inline four-cylinder motor and the infamous Frontenac R cylinder head that is known to boost 20HP to over 30HP from the standard T motor.Its jet black exterior and trim are in very good order and was recently painted in 2014, as are the cars lights. As was the case with racing cars in the 1920s, this model has no glass panels; drivers wore headgear and goggles.This Fronty-Ford rolls on Bedford whitewall tires, size 4.40-4.50-5.00-5.25-21 and each tire surrounds a red wire wheel. All five tires and wheels look very good.The cars bodywork is straight and solid. Being a racing car, theres no roof, trunk or bumpers on this vehicle, however there is a full-size spare tire with its own wire wheel at the rear. The engine bay is tidy and the battery appears in good order.Under the hood is a modified, period-correct Ford Model T engine of at least 177 CID with a Frontenac R cylinder head, three port design and an exhaust manifold set up to provide that Speedway Roar. The engine breathes via a side-exit exhaust and it sounds absolutely wicked! Backing that engine is the standard two-speed planetary transmission.In the cockpit, the red seats are in excellent condition, the black carpeting is in very good order, as is the minimalist instrument panel with its stunning turned aluminum dash and brass timing and throttle levers. The four-spoke steering wheel with a thick wood rim looks great.Louis Chevrolet, co-founder of the company that bears his name, was also a Swiss-American racing car driver.His racing career continued as he drove for Buick and befriended William C. Durant, General Motors founder. While Chevrolet had little formal education, he learned automotive design while working for Buick and he began designing his own engine for a new car in 1909. He built an overhead-valve six-cylinder engine in his machine shop on Grand River Boulevard in Detroit, Michigan.By the mid-1910s, Chevrolet shifted (pun intended) into the racing car industry, joining forces with Howard E. Blood to create the Cornelian racing car, in which he placed 20th in the 1915 Indianapolis 500. In 1916, he started the Frontenac Motor Corporation with brothers Gaston and Arthur, where they manufactured racing car parts for the Ford Model T and Fronty-Ford racing cars.Louis drove raced in the Indianapolis 500 four times, with a best finish of seventh in 1919 and he and his brothers drove in several other races.This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 26,016 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!VIN: 14697163Note: Please see full terms and conditions listed below that pertain to the purchase of any said vehicle, thank you.

1926 Ford Model T Frontenac is listed for sale on ClassicDigest in Bellevue by Specialty Vehicle Dealers Association for Not priced.

 

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Car type : Car Make : Ford Model : Model T Model Version : Frontenac Engine size : 0.0 Model Year : 1926 Location : 13710 NE 20th Street Bellevue, WA 98005 Vehicle Registration : Undefined

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About Ford
Ford, founded in 1902, has arguably changed the history of automotive world more than any other car manufacturer by introducing the first people's car Model T in 1908. They had produced more than 15 million cars by the end of the production in 1927, by which T had become obsolete.

Ford launched the first low priced V8 engine powered car in 1932. 1932 V8 was an instant hit with superior handling and performance to many far more expansive cars of the day. No wonder 32 V8 Ford has become such a favourite among hot rodders around the world with 32 Deuce coupe as their icon.

During the war Ford completely shut down civilian vehicle production to dedicate all its resources to the Allied war efforts (1942-45) They used to build B-24 bombers, aircraft engines, jeeps, M-4 tanks, military trucks and Bren-gun carriers and more than 30,000 super-charged Rolls Royce Merlin V-12 engines for Mosquito and Lancaster bombers as well as P-51 Mustang fighters. After the war Ford cars in the USA got bigger and flashier along with their competitors. In the 60's Ford was back in the forefront again when introducing their commercial hit Mustang in 1964. Mustang was so popular the competition had to follow Ford's example and the ponycar phenomenon took over the US. Over the years the ponies grew some muscles until the oil crisis kill finally killed them off.

In the sixties Ford rushed into international motor sports scene with a fury. After unsuccessful Ferrari takeover, when Enzo Ferrari had cut the deal off with Henry Ford II making the latter absolutely boil with fury, Ford turned to Lola in UK to produce a Ferrari beating long distance racer after. The collaboration between Ford and Lola created the mighty Ford GT40 that absolutely beat Ferrari in Le Mans 24 numerous times.

In Europe, Ford introduced some of the most epic race and rally cars of the 60's based on humble family sedans; Cortina GT, Lotus Cortina, Escort Twin Cam, and Escort 1600RS with the iconic Cosworth BDA engines.

Today classic Fords are extremely popular with enthusiasts and a great selection of classic Fords can be found for sale at www.ClassicDigest.com