Interesting facts about the Ford Model T

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

  1. 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.
  2. Ford’s efficient fabrication including assembly line production has partially helped for lower and affordable price
  3. Its engine offered flexibility and boasted 20 hp, with a top speed of 40 to 45 mph.
  4. Model T was designed by an Americal Childe Harold Wills and two other Hungarian Engineers
  5. In 1908, the first Model Ts sold for $825. By 1925, the vehicles sold for only $260.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Ford cars came off the line in three-minute intervals
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.  
  12.  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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