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The Penrose V Radiator was born of a customer's design request for "Livingston V like" radiator for his 1924-1927 Model T. We sought inspiration for this design in the ancients and applied the golden ratio to create an all new v shaped construction for the 1917-1927 Model Ts. This alternative design could just as easily also be used for the brass era model t hood shape.
We christened it the Penrose V to pay homage to the Swedish artist Oscar Reutersvärd who created the Penrose Tribar optical illusion in 1934. The good news is that we designed it. The bad news is that our customer abandoned his project and the radiator was never constructed. Now we need someone else to commission it and bring it to life.
It will fit a standard Model T frame and the hood step follows the same contour of the hood placement for the model t's production year to which it has been designed.
If you would like to commission a Penrose V contact us directly. We are eager create this work of art
We make to order. Please allow adequate time for us to build.
Build time estimates [November 2023]
Brass Model Ts 4 months
Black Model Ts FT 6 weeks - RT is 5 months
Model As 3-4 weeks
Heater cores 6 weeks
Common street rods 3.75 months
Tricky customs & restorations 4 months
We appreciate your patience as we continue to recruit and train new fabricators.