Ford “T – Snow Machine”, 1923
The car shown in the museum is probably the best proof of the Ford T “universality”: it could be really ordered with those optional and specifications more useful for buyers.
This is certainly one of the first example of a car that could be driven safely on the snow, by replacing, in a few minutes and by a few tools, the front wheels with two practical skis.
During the Model “T” 19 years of production, not less than 5.000 different kinds of optional were offered: from the ones for the engine (several types of ignition and carburettors) to the ones for the other mechanical parts (more or less comfortable suspensions, radiator leather or fabric cover) to the ones for the passenger’s comfort (different interior materials, several heating systems).
See also the Ford “Model T runabout” of 1917.
Thanks to Ivano Mercanzin for the shooting.