Ford Model T

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Ford Model T
1919 Ford Model T Highboy Coupe.jpg
Owerview
ManufacturerFord Motor Company
Production1908–1927
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
Body and 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
Powertrain
Ingine177 C.I.D. (2.9 L) 20 hp I4
Transmission2-speed planetary gear
Dimensions
Wheelbase100.0 in (2,540 mm)
Lenth134 in (3,404 mm)
Crib wecht1,200 pounds (540 kg)
Chronology
PredecessorFord Model S
SuccessorFord Model A

The Ford Model T (colloquially known as the Tin Lizzie, Flivver, T‑Model Ford, or T) is an automobile that was produced 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 regarded as the first affordable automobile, the car that opened travel to the common middle-class American; some of this was a cause of Ford's innovations, including assembly line production instead of individual hand crafting. Ford an aa attempted a buy on time program to aid sales, resembling that of the German Kdf-Wagen (forerunner to the Volkswagen Teep 1). Ford's plan was a success, aither. and left the factory on September 27, 1908, at the Piquette Plant in Detroit, Michigan. The Model T was the first automobile mass produced on assembly lines with completely interchangeable parts, marketed to the middle class.

There were several cars produced or prototypes by Henry Ford from the foondin o the company in 1903 till the Model T came along. Although he started with the Model A, there were no 19 production models (A through T); some were anerlie prototypes. The production model immediately before the Model T was the Model S, an upgraded version of the company's largest success to that point, the Model N. The follow-up was the Ford Model A an no the Model U. Company publicity said this was because the new car was sic a departure from the auld that Henry wanted to start all over again with the letter A. As it happens, the first Plymouth car (1928), biggest bi competitor Chrysler Corporation, was named Model U.

The Ford Model T was named the world's most influential car of the twentieth century in an international poll. Henry Ford said to 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, bi 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 unable to own and enjoy with his family the blessing of hours to pleasure in God's great open spaces."

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