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Boyd Coddington 1915 Model T Center Door . First Magazine Car . Street Rod

  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Model T
  • SubModel: Center Door
  • Type: Center Door
  • Trim: Boyd Coddington
  • Year: 1915
  • VIN: 1706328
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: 289
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States


This is Boyd Coddington's 1915 Model T Center Door.
It was his first car to appear in a magazine, Street Rodder Aug. 1974.
A quote from
"Dad built hundreds of cars over the years, but the first hot rod he built recognized by the magazines was a 1915 Center Door that Street Rodder Magazine published in the August, 1974 issue."
This car was also featured in the Feb. 1976 issue of Popular Hot Rodding, the articles from both magazines are included at the bottom of this auction.
By comparing pictures and descriptions found online and in magazines, here are some of the identifying features that prove this is Boyd Coddington's 1915 Model T Center Door:
* Chrome front suspension with MAS 6 inch dropped axle, Jaguar / Monroe coil-over shocks
* Chrome Mustang brake calipers with safety wire.
* Zenith knock off wire wheels
* Jim Babbs brass radiator
* 1 1/2 x 3 inch box tube frame that is also very similar to his second magazine car "Fantastic T"
* Vertical steering column with spark advance lever that operates C-4 automatic transmission
* Very unique custom one-off exhaust manifolds, aluminum valve covers, chrome oil pan
* The exact same pinstripes on the body
* All metal body and fenders with louvered hood
* Stock kerosene taillight converted to 12 volt
* A Boyd Coddington independent rear suspension very similar to his other early builds including his 1932 Roadster "The Cutting Edge" and the 1940 Ford Woody, "The Togster"
With this being Boyd Coddington's first magazine car it is not only the coolest Model T on earth but it is also a piece of custom car building history, it deserves to be saved.

When properly restored how could this not be a six-figure car at a Barrett Jackson collector car auction!
If you have a genuine interest,
please call me with your questions
John 954-790-9570
Available for inspection by appointment in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Clear Florida title in my name showing the car as a 1915 Ford

Boyd built this Model T for himself while still working the graveyard shift as a machinist for Disneyland
This car was damaged when the building where it was stored suffered a roof collapse during hurricane Wilma in 2005. Only the body was damaged, the frame and suspension appear to be fine.
The same hand painted pinstripes
The spark advance lever on the vertical steering column operates a C-4 automatic transmission
According to the magazines the engine was a stock 302 with a Holley 2-barrel, it is now a 289 with an Edelbrock manifold and Holley 4-barrel but still has the same set of custom one-off exhaust manifolds and aluminum valve covers.
From the Feb 1976 Popular Hot Rodding magazine article: "Stock exhaust manifolds were used, but due to the very narrow hood, they had to be milled down 1/4 inch for enough clearance . . ."
I believe this car was left out in the weather for several years. The engine is full of water and is locked up. The frame is pitted with rust in some areas but is very repairable.
The magazines shows the car with a Ford rear end, it now has a Boyd Coddington independent rear suspension that is very similar to his other early builds.
1940 Ford Woody, "The Togster"
1932 Roadster "The Cutting Edge"
The magazine shows a single center mounted gas tank, it now has dual side mounted tanks that made it possible to install an AC condenser and fans on the frame rail similar to Boyd's "Fantastic T".
This is the frame for Boyd's second magazine build "Fantastic T"
A quote from
"The wheels are Zenith Wire, and about 5 years before the first set of Boyds Wheels were built."
Chromed (now partly painted black) Mustang brake caliper with safety wire - an identifying feature
Monroe coil-over shocks as noted in the Popular Hot Rodding Magazine
Stock kerosene taillight converted to 12 volt
Two pages from August 1974 Street Rodding
Three pages from Feb. 1976 Popular Hot Rodding
please call me with your questions
John 954-790-9570
Available for inspection by appointment in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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