January 28, 2016
This is a 1911 Model T C-Cab Depot Hack, one of America's first "station wagons." It was at the amazing Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum in Fairbanks, Alaska. The lighting in the museum is very unfriendly to photographers, but I snapped away just because that's what we all do.
The Model T was a wonderfully versatile car, capable of being transformed into a wide variety of commercial vehicles such as this depot hack. The original depot hacks were horse-drawn wagons used to transport passengers and their luggage between hotels and railroad stations. Eventually, automobiles replaced wagons, although the term "station wagon" still persists to this day.
Depot hacks were not produced at automobile factories. Typically, a chassis was instead purchased from the manufacturer and then fitted with a custom body by an independent coach builder. This depot hack has a standard Model T chassis and a body made of birch and cherry wood. The C-Cab refers to the unique shape of the cab and roof.
Have a grand day today my friends!
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