The Ford Model T was produced by Ford motor company from Oct 1st 1908 to May 26, 1927. It was regarded as the first affordable automobile which made the car travel available to middle-class Americans.
Interesting facts about the Model T as below
- The Ford Model T was a self-starting vehicle with a left-sided steering wheel, featuring an enclosed four-cylinder engine with a detachable cylinder head and a one-piece cylinder block.
- Ford’s efficient fabrication including assembly line production has partially helped for lower and affordable price
- Its engine offered flexibility and boasted 20 hp, with a top speed of 40 to 45 mph.
- Model T was designed by an Americal Childe Harold Wills and two other Hungarian Engineers
- In 1908, the first Model Ts sold for $825. By 1925, the vehicles sold for only $260.
- The Model T is a rear-wheel drive vehicle. Its transmission is a planetary gear type known (at the time) as “three speed.” In today’s terms it is considered a two-speed, because one of the three speeds is reverse.
- In 1914, Ford produced more cars than all other automakers combined. By 1918, half of all the cars in the U.S. were Model Ts.
- Ford cars came off the line in three-minute intervals
- During this time thousands of Model Ts were hacked apart by their owners and reconfigured into custom machinery permanently dedicated to a purpose, such as homemade tractors and ice saws.
- Henry Ford used wood scraps from the production of Model Ts to make charcoal briquettes which is best example of recycling from the production scrap.
- On May 26th, 1927, Henry Ford watched 15millionth model T rolled off the assembly line. Henry Ford and his son Edsel drove the car out of the factory.
- if the Model T were to be sold today, in the year 2021, it would carry a sticker price of $25,223
The Model T is the car that’s credited with “putting the world on wheels.” It blazed the way for motor industry & started the movement for good roads everywhere.
Picture source: Clicked at Auto-world vintage car museum, Ahmedabad, India
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