Note: Video is provided through YouTube. Source: Ford Motor Company.
Assembly of the Ford Model T, 1927
The Model T was the first low-priced, mass-produced automobile with standard, interchangeable parts since it was designed to be built along an assembly line. The Model T was equipped with a 20-horsepower, four-cylinder engine with a top speed of about 45 miles per hour. It weighed 1,200 pounds and achieved 13-21 miles per gallon. The moving assembly line for the Model T revolutionized manufacturing in 1913. More than 15 Million Model Ts had been sold by May 26, 1927, when a ceremony marked the formal end of Model T production, as depicted on the above video. Henry Ford called the Model T “the universal car,” a low-cost, reliable vehicle that could be maintained easily and could successfully travel the roads of the era, most of which were not paved outside cities.