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The Model T Ford Register is pleased to offer a quality range of Model T Ford related books, sold directly from us, to both members and non members. Our books can be purchased securely on-line below:-

If you wish to buy Volumes 1 and 2 together, please see special book deal below

The English Model T Ford -Volume 1  –   A Century of the Model T in Britain

Published by the Model T Ford Register of Great Britain in 2008, was written by Register Archivist Martin Riley and enthusiastic collectors Neil Tuckett and the late Bruce Lilleker. It covers the early history of Ford in the UK from 1903 to the end of Model T production in 1927, including the contribution made by Percival Perry, Ford UK’s first MD.

All the factory cars and commercial vehicles are described and illustrated. The full history of prices, production and sales is documented. There is a 16-page colour section. It is the much-praised definitive book on the Trafford Park factory Ford’s first outside North America and its products. 304 pages A4 hardback with dust jacket. 

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£30 including delivery to the UK  

£34 including delivery to the EU  

£40 including delivery worldwide

 

If you wish to buy Volumes 1 and 2 together, please see special book deal below

The English Model T Ford Beyond the Factory -Volume 2   

Written by the Register’s current Archivist, Chris Barker, together with Neil Tuckett and Bruce Lilleker’s son, Drew. It complements Volume 1 by describing what happened to British Model Ts after they left Trafford Park. In the years before and after WWI, Ford sold 300,000 Model Ts in Britain. Customer choice was limited; two seats or 4 (with or without a roof), a van, or later on, a truck.ublished by the Model T Ford Register of Great Britain in 2008, was written by Register Archivist Martin Riley and enthusiastic collectors Neil Tuckett and the late Bruce Lilleker. It covers the early history of Ford in the UK from 1903 to the end of Model T production in 1927, including the contribution made by Percival Perry, Ford UK’s first MD.

All the factory cars and commercial vehicles are described and illustrated. The full history of prices, production and sales is documented.

More information here 

£27.50 including delivery to the UK  

£32.50 including delivery to the EU  

£38.50 including delivery worldwide  

Special book deal: Volumes 1 and 2 together

 £50.00 including delivery to the UK  

£60.00 including delivery to the EU  

£76.00 including delivery worldwide  

The Essential Buyers Guide

The Model T Ford is unique. In 1920, more than half the cars in the world were Model Ts, and when production ended in 1927, 15 million had been built. Thousands survive and there is a worldwide community of enthusiasts who enjoy the Ford’s simple practicality, robustness and affordability. Availability of cars (and trucks) and parts is excellent. This book has been written by two expert enthusiasts with more than 50 years’ and tens of thousands of miles combined experience of Model T. 

 It describes all the many variants and changes and even explains how to drive a Model T – different, but not difficult. It helps you decide exactly what sort of Model T you want, and what to look for when you go to examine one. There are more than 80 contemporary and modern photographs to accompany the text and tables.

£12.50 including delivery to the UK  

£15.00 including delivery to the EU

£16.50 including delivery worldwide

 

A Centenary Celebration of The Conquest of Ben Nevis 1911 – 2011

Arduous trials were commonly used in the early days of motoring to convince a sceptical public that cars could be useful and reliable. Ford UK’s MD, Percival Perry accepted a suggestion that enormous publicity would be gained if a Model T became the first car to climb to the summit of Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Edinburgh Ford dealer’s son Henry Alexander was chosen to make the attempt. After the five days taken to make the ascent, the nation’s press arrived to watch a rather quicker descent and the subsequent celebrations in Fort William. This 40-page celebration booklet was compiled by Chris Barker using contemporary reports and photographs to describe the enterprise. It also covers the infant Model T Ford Register of Great Britain’s first celebration of the event on its 50th anniversary in 1961. 38 pages A5 booklet.

£3.50 including delivery to the UK 

£6.00 including delivery to the EU


£7.00 including delivery worldwide 

The Reconquest of Ben Nevis 2011

The Register joined with local enthusiasts and organisations to mark the centenary of the Model T ascent of Ben Nevis. Seventy original Model T cars and trucks gathered in Fort William for a week’s touring from Loch Ness to Glen Coe; from Mallaig to Glen Nevis. Meanwhile, a 1911 Model T was successfully driven up to about 1400 feet. The higher part of the mountain is closed to all vehicles so 79 people carried a car, in pieces, to again put a Model T Ford on Ben Nevis very wintry summit, almost exactly 100 years after the original climb. Assembly took 21 minutes – photographs prove it. As in 1911, there were celebrations, press coverage and considerable local interest.

This 42-page booklet describes, with over 90 colour illustrations, all aspects of this unique celebration – the planning, the tours, the ascents and the celebrations.

£3.50 including delivery to the UK  

£6.00 including delivery to the EU

£7.00 including delivery worldwide

 

Light Car Patrols 1916 -19, War and Exploration in Egypt and Libya with the Model T Ford

 

New Zealand-born Captain Claud Herbert Williams was the CO of No5 Light Car Patrol during the war. His memoir, first written shortly after WWI, lay almost forgotten in the RGS archive for 60 years. This 276-page book is in two main parts. Part 1 is McGuirks comprehensive, well-written and very well-illustrated history of the LCPs in Egypt and Libya. It gives the background to the campaign as well as its detailed history and the contribution made by the Model T. Williams excellent maps are reproduced, and almost half the 100 illustrations are of Model Ts.

 £30.00 including delivery to the UK

 £32.50 including delivery to the EU

£38.00 including delivery worldwide