Aumann Auctions Is Selling The Model T Speedster From the Movie Killers of The Flower Moon

Apr 15, 2024 2 min read
Aumann Auctions Is Selling The Model T Speedster From the Movie Killers of The Flower Moon

The sale happens May 2nd.

A remarkable piece of both cinematic and automotive history is heading to the auction block at this year’s Pre-30 auction. A Ford Model T Speedster, which graced the movie set of the much-anticipated film 'Killers of the Flower Moon,' directed by Martin Scorsese, is among a unique collection of 10 vintage cars featured in the movie. This particular vehicle not only represents an era of early automotive engineering but also holds the allure of having been part of a major motion picture depicting a significant historical event—the mysterious Osage Indian murders in 1920s Oklahoma.

The Ford Model T Speedster comes with an older repaint and maintains many of its original features, such as the electric start—a luxury in its time—and a robust 4-cylinder Ford engine. It also boasts aesthetically pleasing wire spoke wheels and flat lens headlamps that enhance its vintage charm. Additionally, the car is equipped with Faultless Body Company steps and sports a generator, coil, and distributor ignition system. The interior is fitted with Simpson harnesses, ensuring a blend of authenticity and safety.

Engine #55229 powers this iconic vehicle, which has been meticulously maintained to preserve its historical integrity and operational condition. The presence of this car on the set of 'Killers of the Flower Moon' not only underscores its authenticity but also its value as a collectible. The film itself delves into the rich and tragic history of the Osage Nation, who became targets of a sinister crime wave after oil was discovered beneath their land, making them some of the wealthiest people per capita during the 1920s.

The auction of this Ford Model T Speedster provides collectors and enthusiasts with a rare opportunity to own a vehicle that encapsulates a pivotal moment in American history and culture. Its well-documented provenance, combined with its cinematic pedigree, makes it an extraordinary find for any serious collector looking to either start or enhance their collection with a vehicle that offers both a story and a legacy.

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