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Description of Pictures: April 3 – 9: 1927 Ford Model T - Fifteen-Millionth Ford
The impact of the Ford Model T on American history is undisputed. This touring car, with hand stamped VIN 15000000, marked the end of “Tin Lizzy’s” almost 19-year production run that totaled over 15 million Fords. On May 26, 1927, Edsel and Henry Ford drove it out of the Highland Park Plant to commemorate the end of Model T production. It wasn’t until 1972 that the Model T’s production figure was bested by the Volkswagen Beetle.
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MODELT_180403_001.JPG: Changing the World in Their Time
MODELT_180403_006.JPG: 1927 Ford Model T Touring
15 Millionth Ford
MODELT_180403_041.JPG: Henry and Edsel
MODELT_180403_045.JPG: The Henry Ford (Present Owner)
MODELT_180403_082.JPG: 1927 Ford Model T Touring
15 Millionth Ford
End of the Line
On Thursday, May 26, 1927 the ceremonial last Ford Model T was built.
It was number 15,000,000. As it moved across the assembly line at the Highland Park Plant in Michigan, Ford photographers captured its construction.
MODELT_180403_124.JPG: The Cars That Changed the World
MODELT_180403_130.JPG: The popularity of the Ford Model T grows through the early years
Birth of Ford Motor Co.
Total cars registered in the United States: 32,950
Introduction of the Model T
Total cars registered in the United States: 194,400
Ford Motor Company Adopts the Moving Assembly Line:
Total cars registered in the United States: 1,190,393
$5 day introduced for Ford workers.
Total cars registered in the United States: 1,664,003
1-millionth Ford built.
Total cars registered in the United States: 2,332,426
10-millionth Ford built.
Total cars registered in the United States: 15,436,102
15-millionth Ford built.
Total cars registered in the United States: 20,193,333
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