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Car Registry 1900 - 1923

 

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1912 Model T Ford - Neil Lewis

 

Vehicle Year: 1912

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Chassis Manufacturer: Ford

Engine Manufacturer: Ford
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Vehicle Location: Oregon

Name: Neil Lewis
About the Vehicle:

Web Master's Comment: This 1912 Model T Ford must have been updated at a later date as it has a Ruckstell Real End and a Martin-Parry Body. Martin-Parry's first year of production was 1919. During that time period Martin-Parry did offer bodies so customer's could update their existing vehicles.

1912 Model T Ford - Neil Lewis

1915 FORD T - with Parry Body - Gary Kmiecik

Vehicle Year: 1915

 

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Chassis Manufacturer: Ford

Engine Manufacturer: Ford
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Vehicle Location: Marinette, WI.

Name: Gary Kmiecik
About the Vehicle: I think I have a 1915 Perry Mfg. Co. Truck on a Ford Model T chassis. I have a picture of the family in the truck in 1915. It was used as a company delivery.

 

Web Master's Comment: This is a very early vehicle built by the Parry Manufacturing Co. prior to the merger between the Parry Mfg. Co. and the Martin Truck and Body Corp.

 

Web Master's Comment: This vehicle has now been sold, see next vehicle description.
 

1915 FORD T - with Parry Body - Gary Kmiecik

1915 Ford T - with Parry Body - Portillo's in Fishers, Indiana

 

Craig Presler said:

One of the continual problems I face nearly every day is where to eat. Last night I stopped at the newest restaurant in the area.

 

Portillo's is a chain from Chicago that recently opened a new store in Fishers, Indiana. They specialize in hot dogs, beef and burgers, so I didn't expect much. When I stepped inside, the collection of stuff above the ketchup was more interesting than everything else. I didn't look up until I read the little sign explaining the Parry Company. The manager said they have over 50 locations and some have trucks hanging over the dining room, but not all. I can't tell if the brochures are real or really good copies.

 

Web master’s Comment:

Craig did further research and discovered that the truck is one and the same as Gary Kmiecik owned in the vehicle description above on this website. I contacted Gary and he told me the following:

 

I don’t know the guy I sold it to. He came and paid cash, scribbled his name which I can’t read on a receipt and left. That is an original sales brochure I gave it to him along with all the other Elson things you see in the photos.

 

Web master’s Comment:

I got Craig and Gary together and the following is Craig’s response to Gary.

 

Hello Gary,

Your truck is hanging from the ceiling of Portillo's, a '20's Chicago themed restaurant in Fishers, Indiana, two miles north of Indianapolis. https://www.portillos.com/locations/fishers/

 

The closest intersection is 116th and I-69.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Portillo's+Hot+Dogs/@39.956298,-86.0067916,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8814b47cff659f73:0x52e07c5e96f4cd94!8m2!3d39.956298!4d-86.0046029

 

This restaurant opened two months ago. When I visited on May 4, 2018, I was surprised to see a vintage M-P brochure and photos of a truck-mounted above the condiment bar immediately on the right. The ceiling is rather dark, so it took me a while to notice the truck was overhead. The truck is the best thing in the restaurant. I haven't been very impressed by the food, but they were very busy today at noon.

 

The customer service rep at Portillo's headquarters told me they use the same design firm to provide all of the interior stuff for all of their locations, including trucks to hang from the ceiling!

1919 (?) Ford TT - Jason DeGooyet

 

Vehicle Year: 1919

Body Style: Truck

 

Chassis Manufacturer: Ford

Engine Manufacturer: Ford
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Vehicle Location: Natick, MA.

Name: Jason DeGooyet

About the Vehicle: I have what I believe is a Martin-Parry cab on my 1926 Ford model TT. From the catalogs on your website, my cab looks most like Cab 52 on page 23 of the 1919 catalog. Do you have more information and/or pictures of Cab 52? Do you think it's a match?  I would really like a blue print of this cab plan if this information is available. 

Luckily I have most of my cab still intact to use as a template except I am missing several boards out of the back panel as well as boards to anchor it to the chassis. Does anyone know someone with a cab like this I can contact?

 

 

 

 

1919 (?) Ford TT - Jason DeGooyet

1920 Ford T - Chuck Danielson

 

 

Vehicle Year: 1920

Body Style: Light Delivery

 

Chassis Manufacturer: Ford

Engine Manufacturer: Ford
Engine Year:
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Vehicle Location: Natick, MA.

Name: Chuck Danielson
About the Vehicle:

1920 Ford T - Chuck Danielson