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1908 Henry Ford’s company builds the first Model T car

August 12, 2021

1908 Henry Ford's company builds the first Model T car

On August 12, 1908, the Henry Ford company built the first Model T car. The new model was the fruit of a long and arduous journey of the invention that led to one of the most iconic cars in history. This day is considered by many to be the beginning of the American love for automobiles.

The Model T car was an affordable vehicle. It was also easy to use for daily trips. It also came with an innovative 3-speed planetary gear system which made it easier to drive and control.

It was a commercial success, and today people recognize it as the first mass-produced car.

The Model T car had many features that set it apart from its competitors, such as being the first car to have a tachometer and an odometer. It also had a gasoline tank installed in its frame, in contrast to earlier cars which relied on a removable gas can underneath.

Throughout its production, the Model T has been continuously upgraded and improved with every new model released. While many other companies have built their business models around producing affordable cars, Ford did this before anyone else did.

Ford Model T car was a revolutionary automobile that made Henry Ford a world-renowned entrepreneur. It quickly became the most successful car in history, driving up sales and setting a precedent for newer automobiles.

Production of Henry Ford’s Model T car came to an end in May 1927.


  1. Dirk Van Heiningen

    The answer is the Ford Model T, but why does a Model A accompany the article?

  2. Ronald Smith

    Interesting but brief article. Unfortunately the picture is a Model A not a Model T.

  3. Gary H

    Article about the Model T, photo of a Model A! Pretty stupid!

  4. P. L. Cowger

    Henry Ford introduced interchangeable parts and produced his cars on an assembly line. Furthermore, he paid his workers much better than the prevailing wage, saying that he expected a worker at Ford would be able to buy their product.

    • patrick

      He didnt have an assembly line until he built his Highland Park plant. It was completed in 1910 but the “ assembly line” wasn’t truly functional until 1913. The first 12,000 Model Ts were made @ his Piquette Ave. plant using the old fashioned method between 1908-1910. He paid the $5.00/day wage to stabilize his work force,not fron the goodness of his heart,lol. He couldnt keep people from quitting beforehand

    • patrick

      Henry Leland actually introduced interchangeable parts with Cadillac. A company he founded

  5. Keith Jewett

    The car in the picture of your article about Henry Ford’s Model T car is the wrong car! The car in the picture is a Model A Ford made from 1928-1931. The model A could be started with an electric starter or by hand cranking. The Model T had to be hand cranked to start. Also, the two look quite different when you see them side by side. Many Model Ts did not have rumble seats, but most Model As did.

  6. Larry

    This site loses any credibility since they don’t do enough (or any!) research into the different appearance of a Model T vs. a Model A (as other readers have also mentioned). It’s the junk folder for your future posts.


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