Wednesday, October 1, 2014
October 1: Ford introduced the Model T on this date in 1908
On this date in 1908, Ford Motor Co. revealed its 20th attempt at building a car for the masses. Named after the 20th letter in the alphabet, Ford's Model T altered the history of the automobile the way Apple's iPhone spawned the public's appetite for smart mobile phones. Affordable to many families at the starting price of $825, Ford kept the Model T in production for nearly 20 years, selling more than 15 million copies and literally putting the world on wheels. Here's a look at the line Ford invented to churn out Model Ts at a rate unheard of before then.