Take yourself back in time to the beginning of the 20th century when Ford created the first-ever car that ordinary people could afford. The Ford Model T is the true beginning of the American automobile market.
The Origins of the Ford Model T
Henry Ford invented the Model T engine in the late 19th century, though the truck wouldn’t go into development until January of 1907. It was finally released in 1908 with a left-sided steering wheel and a closed four-cylinder engine.
Technology and Innovations of the Ford Model T
The Model T used a four-cylinder engine with 20 horsepower, artillery wood type wheel, a brass windshield, gas lamps, and three foot pedals, among other long-antiquated technology.
A Timeline of the Ford Model T (1908-1927)
The first Model T was made from vanadium alloy steel and was the first car of the Ford company with all Ford parts. It sold for $850. By 1913, it was the first automobile to be mass-produced on moving assembly lines.
The Ford Model T in the News
A Canadian man was recently interviewed by Fox News, as he has been driving a Model T pickup for 70 years. See Randal Pitman and his truck in action below!
Celebrity Endorsements of the Ford Model T
Best Ford Model T Groups
If you want to join the largest club of Model T owners and enthusiasts in the world, look no further than the Model T Ford Club of America.
The Ford Model T
Though the car became the butt of many jokes in the late 1920s and was taken off production lines by 1927, it has now become a staple of American history. We can only hope that those who do still own them take great care to preserve them for future generations to see.