Ford Model T exterior


Ford Model T exterior

  • 1. "Ford" script
  • 2. Boyce Motometer water-temperature gauge on top of radiator grille
  • 3. Acetylene-powered headlamps
  • 4. Starting handle needed to be cranked to get the Model T going
  • 5. Additional lights mounted on the scuttle
  • 6. Cogged drive on wheel hub operates speedometer
  • 7. Wooden artillery wheels standard until 1926
  • 8. Elaborate, scuttle-mounted bulb horn
  • 9. Brass door handle
  • 10. Cylinder stores acetylene to power lights
  • 11. Branded footplate on running board
  • 12. Tail and side lights are kerosene-powered

The Model T underwent three fundamental styling changes. The brass radiator shell, as on this 1911 model, was replaced in 1917 with a painted shell, and the mudguards became domed rather than flat. Then in 1923 a revised, more curvaceous hood-line gave the car a modern look. Finally, in 1926 the chassis height was reduced and new lower bodies brought in, with the option of wire wheels.