Friday, March 6, 2009

The Universal Car

From 1908 through 1927 15,000,000 Model T Fords were produced. Known as the “Tin Lizzie” this vehicle made the Ford name forever famous. Henry Ford used the assembly line method of manufacture that revolutionized the automobile industry and paid his workers a $5.00 per day minimum wage which was considered quite high for the times. The list price for a brand new “T” in 1909 was $850, and the price was continuously reduced until 1927 when a brand new “T’ Roadster could be purchased for $260.

There are more Model Ts still running today than any other automobile from the same era. This Model T served as “Sir Percy Goodfellow’s” ride in our air show for many years.

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