Let’s face it: If it were 1923, a lot of us would probably just ride horses. Because, as you can see from the above video from RegularCars, the Ford Model T looks like a royal pain to drive. That being said, anyone who is passionate enough to keep one of these cars rolling and on the road is a saint, because the Model T points directly at the world’s evolving ideas on transportation.
With the proliferation of innovations like the self-driving and electric car, the Model T shows what automotive obsession looked like 100 years ago, and it was simple. Really, really simple.
The Model T sports an engine with some displacement (it’s unclear), churning out some sort of horsepower. The exact number? Also unclear. With a top speed of…something, the Model T will get you from your house to the office in…an increment of time. We know, not the most helpful of stats, but back in the day, they didn’t exactly have the same obsession with specs that we do today.
This is the car for the person who likes to tinker with very simple machinery, and it actually looks like a lot of fun to work on, but it’s undoubtedly a time and money sink.
At the end of the day, the Ford Model T gets three Fay Wrays out of five.
This post was originally published on August 5, 2019.