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A Fliver at the Bottle Store – A Model “T” Ford in Cape Town, South Africa

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This is an exceptional photo showing what the early Ford experts believe is an 1911, Canadian manufactured, r.h.d. Model “T” Ford. We assume that the Bottle Store was a liquor outlet, and next door to it was a hairdresser that the women must have ridden their bicycles to and from in the pursuit of beauty. The photo is via Herb Iffrig on the forum at the Model “T” Ford Club of America.

3 responses to “A Fliver at the Bottle Store – A Model “T” Ford in Cape Town, South Africa

  1. If that is indeed a Canadian Model T, there is a high probability that the scene is in British Columbia because the province drove on the left side of the road until 1920.

    Terry

  2. You are correct, Bottle Stores are Liquor Stores in South Africa. They are still called Bottle Stores by most South Africans today. I’m trying to look for other clues of Cape Town in this photograph but I really can’t say where it was taken.

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