28 March 2012

1923 Model T Ford

Something for the boys this time.  Who'd have thought Carole's Creative Corner would embrace rusty old cars one day .. not me.  I know its worth passing around though; it's unique, and it's still alive while it's preserved in history under cover now.  Obviously not so in its past; and I was glad of the opportunity to take these pics for you at the Newcastle Museum yesterday. 

The signage reports in part that  "this car was not made in the USA.  Our Ford is the result of 1920s British Empire bonds and Australian trade policies.  The majority of cars on Australian roads were imported as CKD (Completely Knocked Down) chassis.  Australian coachbuilders, such as Holdens, TJ Richards and Steenbhom, made the 'top'/body of the car.  All pre-1925 Ford chassis in Australia came from the Ford factory in Canada, our Commonwealth sister".

I wonder what trips it took in its lifetime, and where it stood over the intervening years before it arrived at the museum?

Notation: Had you missed the pristine Vintage 1928 A Model Ford  post of a few days ago? 


TexWisGirl said...

interesting to get the chassis from canada and the 'top' body built there. :)

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Love that old car. It's interesting that it was not made in the US. That the Chassis came from Canada and the body built by Australian Coachbuilders.