1924 Ford Model T

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Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Here's an 86-year-old Ford out on a food run to the Japanese takeout joint in my neighborhood.

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Illustration for article titled 1924 Ford Model T

This isn't the first Alameda Model T in this series; we've seen this '19 Touring and this '24 Tudor. I talked to the owner (the guy on the right) and he says the car gets plenty of driving duty around town.

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Illustration for article titled 1924 Ford Model T

No, it doesn't have to be started with a crank; newfangled electric starters came standard on the '24 Ts.

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What a neat old car. I'm impressed that the elderly gentleman drives it often. That's what cars are for.

This is what Henry Ford said of the Model T:

"I will build a car for the great multitude. It will be large enough for the family, but small enough for the individual to run and care for. It will be constructed of the best materials, by the best men to be hired, after the simplest designs that modern engineering can devise. But it will be low in price that no man making a good salary will be unable to own one and enjoy with his family the blessing of hours of pleasure in God's great open spaces."

I have the greatest respect for Henry Ford.