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1919 Ford Model TT was built in Windsor

- the vehicle will be housed at the CTMHV for two-years -

by Sylene Argent

The Canadian Transportation Museum & Heritage Village (CTMHV) will be home to a 1919 Ford Model TT for the next two-years.

  The City of Windsor purchased this historical vehicle right off the assembly line. It served as a work truck, until a farmer from Niagara-on-the-Lake bought it. The Model TT then served as a farm-truck for many years, until it was later parked in behind one of his barns, where it would sit for 40-years.

  Harold Robbins purchased this vehicle after seeing an ad in 2000. Two-years later, he contacted Robert Forrester of Hammersteel Rustorations, located in Bolton, who restored the vehicle, which took three-years. He decided to go with a wooden cab and a solid red oak stake bed.

  The project was completed on February 8, 2006.

  Information from the CTMHV noted Ford had made the 1919 Model TT without a body to allow new owners to have their body custom-made. The truck also has a false driver’s door.

  The 1919 Ford Model TT, in addition to a fleet of other historic vehicles, will be viewable at the CTMHV when COVID-19 restrictions allow.

  To support its Children’s Education Program, the CTMHV raffles off a car every year. Due to COVID, the 2020 raffle has been extended, with the draw date to be December 31, 2021. The raffle car is a 1962 Ford Thunderbird.

  For more information about the local Museum, log onto

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