Evalutation: Very good older paint and upholstery. Bright brass everywhere. Clean, organized engine compartment. Discolored headlight reflectors. Scratched cylinder block at the head joint. Little if any evidence of use, just age. 2001 AACA National First Prize W14540.
Bottom Line: Represented as Model T serial number 2, a risky but settled characterization that reflects the many early Model T features it displays, right down to the several variants of “Ford” identification. In actual fact its history will never be conclusively proven, but it in many respects stands by itself. That, by itself, substantiates the generous result if brought, augmented by its exceptional restoration and preservation.