The Model T was first produced in 1908 and was known as the Tin Lizzie.This early model could go up to 45 mph, and sold for about $850. As time when on, the model sold for $260 for the base model.
The Ford Model T (colloquially known as the "tin Lizzie," "leaping Lena," "jitney" or "flivver") is an automobile produced by Ford Motor Company from October 1, 1908, to May 26, 1927. It is generally regarded as the first affordable automobile, which made car travel available to middle-class Americans. The relatively low price was partly the result of Ford's efficient fabrication, including assembly line production instead of individual handcrafting.
A Ford Advertisement for Model T Automobile, circa 1909.
The Ford Model T was named the most influential car of the 20th century in the 1999 Car of the Century competition, ahead of the BMC Mini, Citroën DS, and Volkswagen Beetle. Ford's Model T was successful not only because it provided inexpensive transportation on a massive scale, but also because the car signified innovation for the rising middle class and became a powerful symbol of the United States' age of modernization. With 15 million sold, it was the most sold car in history before being surpassed by the Volkswagen Beetle in 1972, and still stood eighth on the top-ten list, as of 2012.
ca. September 1908 --- The actual car Henry Ford took on his hunting trip late in September, 1908. It can be said to be the world's first regular factory-produced Model T.
May 26 1927 the last Model T was produced by Henry Ford and Edsel, his son . The last car to drive off the lot was the 15 millionth Model T Ford produced. More than any other vehicle, the Ford Model T is responsible for hastening the automobile industry. Not only was it affordable, it was very efficient.