When I bought this touring it was advertised as a 1922. It's a 1923.
It's very common for Model T Fords to be titled and registered under the wrong year. This is largely because of the tradition of cars being sold by Model Year, not Calendar Year. This goes back to the early years of the auto industry and to the beginning of the Model T. When the first T's were produced in October, 1908, they were called 1909 Fords. The following paragraph from Bruce McCalley's Model T Encyclopedia further explains a source of confusion:
It is important to remember that the Model T did not truly come in annual models. Changes were made as they were developed. When we speak of, say, a 1917 Ford, this is not to say that all Fords of 1917 were alike. The “typical” car of the period would fit our descriptions, but there could be variations. In many cases we have no accurate data on just when changes were made. An example would be the 1917 cars, which first appeared in August of 1916. The brass-radiator cars built before the change would be called “1916” while the black-radiator cars would be “1917,” even though both were made in 1916.
Nevertheless, Bruce listed the Model Years as follows (but note frequent use of "approx.") I think that through is a more accurate word than to, so after many of Bruce's entries I'll list my interpretation in brackets.
1909: October 1908 to July 31, 1909. (Ford called the cars built after July 31 “1910 models.”)
1910: August 1, 1909 to November 1910, approximately. [August 1, 1909 through October 1910, approximately.]
1911: November 1910 through December 1911 approx.
1912: January 1912 to September 1912 approx. [January 1912 through August 1912 approx.]
1913: September 1912 to August 1913 approx. [September 1912 through July 1913 approx.]
1914: August 1913 to January 1915 approx. [August 1913 through December 1914 approx.] 1915: September 1914 (Sedan), October (Coupelet) and January 1915 (open cars) to August 1915. [Thanks to Mike Walker, who posted the following corrections from Trent Boggess for 1915 on the MTFCA forum:
Bruce was mistaken about when 1915 model year closed cars were built. Research by Trent Boggess indicates that 1915 closed cars were produced only in December of 1914 and Jan. and Feb. of 1915. There were 976 Sedans and 1,172 Coupelets produced during that 3-month period. No 1915 model closed cars were built after Feb. of '15.
There are pictures of 1915-style Sedans and Coupelets at the Benson archives which are dated Sept. and Oct. 1914. I assume that those pictures are what led Bruce (and others) to believe that '15 closed cars were produced earlier than they actually were. These are prototype cars, not production cars, built and photographed for publicity and catalog pics. Those cars have many typical 1914 parts and other features which did not appear in the production cars.