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Ford Model T
ManufacturerFord Motor Company
AssemblyDetroit, US;
Highland Park, US;
Minneapolis, US;
St. Paul, US;
Dothan, US;
Buenos Aires, Argentinae;
Geelong, Australie;
São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil;
Toronto, Ontario, Canadae;
Walkerville, Ontario;
Copenhagen, Denmark;
Manchester, Ingland;
Berlin, Germany;
Cork, Ireland
DesignerHenry Ford, Childe Harold Wills, Joseph A. Galamb an Eugene Farkas
Bouk an chassis
ClessFull-size Ford, economy caur
Body style2-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
LayootFR layoot
Ingine177 C.I.D. (2.9 L) 20 hp I4
Transmission2-speed planetary gear
Wheelbase100.0 in (2,540 mm)
Lenth134 in (3,404 mm)
Crib wecht1,200 pound (540 kg)
PredecessorFord Model S
SuccessorFord Model A

The Ford Model T (colloquially kent as the Tin Lizzie, Flivver, T‑Model Ford, or T) is an automobile that wis makit by Henry Ford's Ford Motor Company from 1908 through 1927. The Model T set 1908 as the historic year that the automobile became popular. It is generally regardit as the first affordable automobile, the car that appent traivel tae the common middle-class American; some o this wis acause o Ford's innovations, includin assembly line production insteid o individual haund craftin. Ford attemptit a buy on time program fur tae aid sales, resemblin that o the German Kdf-Wagen (forerinner tae the Volkswagen Teep 1). Ford's plan wis a success, an left the factory on 27 September 1908, at the Piquette Plant in Detroit, Michigan. The Model T wis the first automobile mass produced on assembly lines wi completely interchyngeable pairts, marketed to the middle class.

There wis several cars produced or prototypes by Henry Ford frae the foondin o the company in 1903 till the Model T cam alang. Awthough he stairted wi the Model A, there wis nae 19 production models (A through T); some were anerlie prototypes. The production model immediately afore the Model T wis the Model S, an upgraded version o the company's mucklest success to that point, the Model N. The follae-up wis the Ford Model A an no the Model U. Company publicity said this was acause the new car wis sic a departure frae the auld that Henry wantit tae stert aw ower again wi the letter A. As it happens, the first Plymouth car (1928), biggit bi competitor Chrysler Corporation, wis named Model U.

The Ford Model T wis named the warld's maist influential car of the twentieth century in an international poll. Henry Ford said anent the vehicle:

"I will build a car for the great multitude. It will be large enough for the family, but small enough for the individual to run and care for. It will be constructed of the best materials, by the best men to be hired, after the simplest designs that modern engineering can devise. But it will be so low in price that any man making a good salary will be able to own and enjoy with his family the blessing of hours to pleasure in God's great open spaces."

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