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 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
Designer Henry Ford, Childe Harold Wills, Joseph A. Galamb an Eugene Farkas
Body and chassis
Cless 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
Layoot 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)
Lenth 134 in (3,404 mm)
Crib wecht 1,200 pounds (540 kg)
Predecessor Ford Model S
Successor Ford Model A

The Ford Model T (colloquially kent as the Tin Lizzie, Flivver, T‑Model Ford, or T) is an automobile that was produced by Henry Ford's Ford Motor Company frae 1908 throu 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 traivel tae the common middle-cless American; some o this wis acause o Ford's innovations, includin assembly line production instead o individual haund craftin. Ford an aa attemptit a buy on time program tae aid sales, resemblin that o the German Kdf-Wagen (forerunner o the Volkswagen Teep 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.

Thare were several cars produced or prototyped by Henry Ford from the foonding of the company in 1903 till the Model T came along. Although he started witg the Model A, there were no 19 production models (A throu T); some were early prototypes. The production model immediately afore the Model T was the Model S, an upgraded version of the company's largest success at that point, the Model N. The follow-up was the Ford Model A an not the Model U. Company publicity said this was acause the new car was sic a departure from the old that Henry wanted tae stairt aw ower again with the letter A. As it happens, the first Plymouth car (1928), build by 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 of 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 an care for. It will be constructed of the best materials, by the best men that he hired, after the simplest designs that modern engineering can devise. But it will be so law in price that no man making a guood salary will be unable to buy one an enjoy with his family the blessing of hours of pleasure in God's great open spaces."

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