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Old 05-01-2024, 05:31 AM   #1
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saw one of these yesterday. restored in the 1970s.
nice looking car that needs some redoing. this is the one where the back folds down like a landau.

saw a beautiful one listed on HCCA a few months back and it had trouble reaching 15k. how rare are these?

are there no buyers for this model?

the one I saw yesterday was on beautiful wire wheels. Painted white, and peeling paint.
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Old 05-01-2024, 08:55 AM   #2
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Coupelets are quite rare. They did not sell well when originally offered, and by 1916, the price of the car was lowered and they sold better. From my research, there seems to be around 60 coupelets still around, and the 15K price you quote is very low. It seems that the price of the car today is determined upon the rarity and the quality of the restoration. Here is a photo of my 1916 coupelet. Russ Furstnow
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Old 05-01-2024, 10:07 AM   #3
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thank you Russ- beautiful car!

question, is there a reason the headlight rims arent brass? did it depend on the time of the yr?
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Old 05-01-2024, 10:32 AM   #4
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My car was produced in January 1916, and in June 1915, all the brass trim on the lights was eliminated. I've attached some information about the introduction of the 1916 model from the "Ford Sales Bulletin" dated November 1915. I hope this helps, Russ Furstnow
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Old 05-01-2024, 11:27 AM   #5
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Coupelets are quite rare. They did not sell well when originally offered, and by 1916, the price of the car was lowered and they sold better. From my research, there seems to be around 60 coupelets still around, and the 15K price you quote is very low. It seems that the price of the car today is determined upon the rarity and the quality of the restoration. Here is a photo of my 1916 coupelet. Russ Furstnow
Russ, Is there any chance that picture of your car was taken on the road to Sunset Crater, north of Flagstaff, AZ?
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Old 05-01-2024, 11:51 AM   #6
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The photo was taken on Kiltie Lane going to my home which is about one mile away. The San Francisco Peaks are north of my home and this was taken in the spring in Flagstaff!! We can have snow until June! Russ Furstnow
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thank you for the info. learn something new, every day on the Barn!
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Old 05-01-2024, 04:14 PM   #8
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There's a couple of 1915's on that same site now ($32,500 and $44,000)
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The photo was taken on Kiltie Lane going to my home which is about one mile away. The San Francisco Peaks are north of my home and this was taken in the spring in Flagstaff!! We can have snow until June! Russ Furstnow
Hi again, Russ, I lived in northeast Flagstaff (Smokerise neighborhood) for about 35 years. My wife's nephew, Joel Reinen, lives about 4 or 5 houses from you.
My first thought when I saw that picture was the Sunset Crater Road but it's been a good 8 years or so.

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Old 05-01-2024, 07:07 PM   #10
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Allen,
So interesting...my wife and I lived in Smokerise from 1976-1980 on Moccasin Way. It is a small world! Russ

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A beautiful Model T and what a breathtaking background. Postcard perfect! Thanks for sharing, I have never seen a Coupelet before.
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1916 Ford Model A Couplet - Russ Furstnow
Thanks for sharing. Nice car.
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this is the car..............now on Facebook. 19k
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Old 06-17-2024, 09:38 AM   #16
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The coupelet pictured above is a 1917 Ford. The 1916 and 1917 coupelets, while similar, have quite a number different features. This car is for sale and has been discussed on the MTFCA Forum Classified Vehicles section. I hope this helps, Russ Furstnow
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1916 was the last of the brass model Ts even though they had reduced brass use that year. They still had a brass radiator and door handles.
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Here's a link to the 2022 listing on the MTFCA site. There's a link in the first post on that site to lots of pictures.

https://www.mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtop...p=254727&hilit
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