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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

August 12: The first Ford Model T comes together on this date in 1908


Posted  @ Motoramic



Revolutions rarely happen all at once, and such was the case for the Ford Model T. The first production version of Henry Ford's vision of a low-priced car for the masses came together by hand at his Piquette Plant in Detroit on this date in 1908 — but it wouldn't leave the factory until late September, and the first few thousand Model Ts were a melange of test parts.
 It wasn't until later that year that Ford would begin his march to standardize all the parts on the T and build them in massive numbers — eventually making Ford and the Model T the car that put the world on wheels. Today, a nonprofit group has preserved the Piquette building, one of the few early auto factories to survive: