Ford Model T

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Ford Model T
1919 Ford Model T Highboy Coupe.jpg
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Production 1908–1927
Assembly Detroit, US;
Highland Pairk, US;
Minneapolis, US;
St. Paul, US;
Dothan, US;
Buenos Aires, Argentinae;
Geelong, Australie;
São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil;
Toronto, Ontario, Canada;
Walkerville, Ontario;
Copenhagen, Denmark;
Manchester, Ingland;
Berlin, Germany;
Cork, Ireland
Predecessor Ford Model S
Successor Ford Model A
Class Full-size Ford, economy caur
Body style 2-door touring (1909–11)
3-door tourin (1912–1925)
4-door tourin (1926–1927)
no door roadster (1909–11)
1-door roadster(1912–1925)
2-door roadster (1926–1927)
roadster pickup (1925–1927)
2-door coupé (1909–1912, 1917–1927)
2-door Coupelet (1915–17)
Toun caur (1909–1918)
C-cab wagon (1912)
2-(Center) door sedan (1915–1923)
2-door sedan (1924–1927)
4-door sedan (1923–1927)
Separate chassis were available aw years for independent coachbuilders
Layout FR layoot
Ingine 177 C.I.D. (2.9 L) 20 hp I4
Transmission 2-speed planetary gear
Wheelbase 100.0 in (2,540 mm)
Length 134 in (3,404 mm)
Curb wicht 1,200 pounds (540 kg)
Designer(s) Henry Ford, Childe Harold Wills, Joseph A. Galamb an Eugene Farkas

The Ford Model T (colloquially kent as the Tin Lizzie, Flivver, T‑Model Ford, or T) is an automobile that wis produced bi Henry Ford's Ford Motor Company frae 1908 through 1927. The Model T set 1908 as the heestoric year that the automobile became popular. It is generally regardit as the first affordable automobile, the caur that opened travel tae the common middle-class American; some o this wis acause o Ford's innovations, includin assembly line production instead o individual hand craftin. Ford an aa attemptit a buy on time program tae aid sales, resemblin that o the German Kdf-Wagen (forerunner o the Volkswagen Type 1). Ford's plan wisna a success, aither. an left the factory on September 27, 1908, at the Piquette Plant in Detroit, Michigan. The Model T wis the first automobile mass produced on assembly lines wi completely interchangeable pairts, marketed tae the middle class.

There wur several caurs produced or prototyped bi Henry Ford frae the foondin o the company in 1903 till the Model T came alang. Although he startit wi the Model A, there wur no 19 production models (A through T); some wur anerlie prototypes. The production model immediately afore the Model T wis the Model S, an upgradit version o the company's lairgest success tae that point, the Model N. The follow-up wis the Ford Model A an no the Model U. Company publicity said this wis acause the new caur wis such a departure frae the auld that Henry wantit tae stairt aw ower again wi the letter A. As it happens, the first Plymouth caur (1928), built bi competitor Chrysler Corporation, wis named Model U.

The Ford Model T wis named the warld's maist influential caur o the twintiet century in an internaitional poll. Henry Ford said o the vehicle:

"I will build a caur for the great multitude. It will be lairge enough for the family, but sma enough for the individual tae run an care for. It will be constructit o the best materials, bi the best men tae be hired, efter the simplest designs that modern ingineerin can devise. But it will be so law in price that nae man makin a guid salary will be unable tae awn ane—an enjoy wi his family the blessin o hours o pleasure in God's great open spaces."

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