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1914 Model T one of many museum treasures

By Staff | May 2, 2014

Frederick Duane Baillie donated this 1914 Model T Ford to the Prairie Village Museum. Tim Chapman/PCT

One of the many fascinating vehicles at the Prairie Village Museum is a 1914 Model T Ford that was sold at Gunderson Motors in Rugby in September 1914.

Norwegian brothers Ole and Emil Nordlie purchased the classic for $625. The brothers didn’t see a need for a speedometer and had a $6.25 credit on the invoice, according to the museum.

The car was restored to its present condition by Rugby resident Frederick Duane Baillie, who purchased it from Anund Moen. The Nordlie brothers had Moen do mechanical work on the vehicle, but couldn’t afford to pay him. Moen sprayed the car with black paint to prevent rust and stored it for years in a tin shed behind his home on 1st Street in Rugby.

– Tribune Staff Report

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