The 1914 Ford T Speedster is a classic car that was modified from the standard Ford Model T. It was popularized during the early 20th century, particularly among young drivers who wanted a sporty and lightweight vehicle for racing or touring.
The Ford T Speedster was typically characterized by its stripped-down body, which was designed to reduce weight and increase speed. It often had a low-slung body with a sleek, aerodynamic profile, and might have lacked doors, fenders, or a roof. The engine was usually modified to produce more horsepower, with upgrades such as high-compression pistons, a larger carburetor, or a performance exhaust system.
Other common features of a 1914 Ford T Speedster might include wire wheels, a racing-style steering wheel, a fuel pressure gauge, and prominent racing numbers or decals on the body. Some owners also added custom touches such as leather upholstery, brass trim, or a polished aluminum radiator.
Today, the 1914 Ford T Speedster is considered a classic and highly sought-after collectible car. While many surviving examples have been restored to their original condition, some enthusiasts continue to modify and upgrade them for use in vintage racing or touring events.
Building the 1914 Speedster
Driving the Red Racer at the Second Annual Model T Olympics (2023)