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Autoblog Classifieds Finds: 1920 Ford Model T

It's not a walk in the PRNDL.

While it has some recognizable features like four wheels, headlights, a windshield and a steering wheel, a hundred-year-old car like the Model T is quite different to drive than anything more modern, or mid-century. The pedals on the floor control the planetary gear transmission, and throttle was adjusted by a lever on the steering wheel, as was spark. There were brake drums only in the rear of the vehicle, and since there's no fuel pump, steep hills have to be negotiated in reverse.

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Xcar shows how to drive the Ford Model T

A couple of weeks ago Xcar posted a teaser review of the Ford Model T, a look at what the British duo would have been doing if they'd been doing their thing for 100 years. Now we have their complete, 12-minute take on the what might be, as they say, "arguably the most important car of the 20th century."

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James May picks 13 most significant cars ever for London Classic Car Show

James May is getting a chance to prove his love for the mechanical nature of the automobile by curating an exhibit for the London Classic Auto Show. Called The Cars That Changed The World, he is displaying 13 vehicles that illustrate the motorization of the world over the last century. They aren't all the obvious choices, either. One group is composed of the misunderstood oddballs of auto history that May wants to give more recognition.

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Michigan museum offers Model T driving classes

Halfway between Detroit and Chicago, there is a car museum that gives visitors a unique level of interaction with antique cars. The Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, MI has a driver's training class to teach people of any age to learn how to drive a Ford Model T.

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Woman trades 1914 Model T in for 2013 Corvette

We're sure that dealers must see all sorts of interesting trade ins, but this one may take the cake. Red River Chevrolet in Bossier City, Louisiana, recently had a customer come in with an odd request. Tina Boyter wanted to trade in three vehicles on a brand-new 2013 Chevy Corvette. Among the hardware was 1980 Corvette, a 1978 Cadillac Eldorado and a 1914 Ford Model T. While the '80 Corvette had be

Ford Model T convoy to revisit Britain's highest mountain

Having a Ford Model T ascend a mountain might sound like a crazy idea, but in 1911 it was a marketing coup. Ford had just arrived in Britain and to prove its worth, a corporate sales agent named Henry Alexander drove a Model T to the top of Ben Nevis in Scotland – Britain's highest mountain. The 4,406-foot ascent took five days, and he Alexander was greeted at the peak by the motor press pool of the day. Then he drove back down in just three