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1927 Ford Model TT that appeared in World War One epic ‘1917’ for sale

Photo: Courtesy H&H Classics


A 1927 Ford Model TT still covered in the mud from the Oscar winning ‘1917’ film set will come up for auction on September 16.

Courtesy H&H Classics

The vehicle, which has also appeared in the TV series Peaky Blinders, is for sale with H&H Classics with an estimate of £17,000 to £19,000. The rare right-hand drive, coil ignition and electric start vehicle is currently based in Somerset where it can be viewed.

First registered in Hampshire on June 15, 1927 the Model TT has formed part of a large private collection for the last seven years. Used for a variety of film and TV work during that time it has appeared in the smash hit TV series ‘Peaky Blinders’ and more recently in the Oscar winning blockbuster ‘1917’.

Courtesy H&H Classics

The truck has not been cleaned since it drove off the set of ‘1917’ and so retains a quantity of famous mud. ‘1917’ is a 2019 British war film directed and produced by Sam Mendes, and written by Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns. The film stars George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman, with Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Claire Duburcq, Colin Firth and Benedict Cumberbatch in supporting roles.

Rated by the vendor as being in ‘good overall’ condition, this appealing Ford would grace any commercial vehicle collection.

Introduced in 1917, the Ford Model TT remained in production for a decade. Rated at 1-ton for load carrying purposes, the newcomer used a longer, heavier gauge chassis than its Model T passenger car sibling but the same torquey 2.9-litre four-cylinder engine and epicyclic transmission.

The commercial variant also featured a stronger worm drive and crownwheel back axle and heavier duty suspension. Initially available in chassis only guise, the Model TT could be had with a factory body from 1924 onwards. A formidable workhorse that proved its worth in all corners of the globe, the indomitable Ford has been credited with inspiring America’s love for the pick-up truck.

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