1926 Model T Pick-up, Half-scale, wood
Original cost: Unknown
On loan from: Dave Zauha, Broken Bow, NE
Previous owner(s): Vaughn Lyne, Broken Bow, NE, purchased it in 2006; Dave Zauha bought it in 2014.
Number made: 1
Notable: Built by Archie Ridleman, Wray, CO
Engine, etc.: 8 hp Briggs & Stratton vertical mower motor; 3-speed transmission with reverse; full lighting
Description: (According to a letter from Mr. Lyne that accompanied the car.)
The car is all wood except for the steel frame.
It is one-of-a-kind.
Mr. Ridleman of Wray, CO obtained specifications from the Ford Motor Company and had them half-sized by a design and engineering company in Denver, CO in 1975.
It took Mr. Ridleman, a fine craftsman, 17 years to finish building the car.
The driver must be “slim” since there isn’t a lot of room in the cab.
Mr. Lyne estimated there are less than twenty running hours on it.
Mr. Ridleman was 88 years old when Mr. Lyne purchased the car in 2006 and he had to agree to do his best to get it into a museum or somewhere it could be shown.
It could be considered a work of art.
Source: Letter addressed to “Collectors & Dealers” by Vaughn Lyne, Lyne’s Antiques and Things, Broken Bow, NE; no date; 1 pg.; letter on file at Classic Car Collection.