From a New Ford to the First Ford-The Model T
The Ford Model T was introduced in 1908. The car was designed not only by Henry Ford, but also by Childe Harolde Wills and two Hungarians, József Galamb and Jenö Farkas.
This car was produced by Ford Motor Company at their plant in Detroit, Michigan. Before producing the Model T, there were others that were tried, such as the Model S, the Model N, and the Model A. The top speed of the Ford Model T was 45 miles per hour and it had a 20 HP engine and a hand-crank to start it up.
The gas tank was under the front seat and most farmers could produce the ethyl alcohol at home to fuel it. In the first month of production, 11 Model T’s were built making it the first car to ever be mass-produced. From 1914 until 1925 the only color for the Ford Model T was black. A fine color no-doubt, but it lacked in inspiration. When it was first produced, the price of a brand new Ford Model T was $850.00. Today the same car can likely cost 10 times that amount, even if it has had little care and no restoration.
More than 15 million Ford Model T’s were produced before the company stopped production in 1927. The Ford Model T made The Ford Motor company the largest company in the automobile industry.