When was the first Ford car made?
On October 1, 1908, the first production Model T Ford is completed at the company's Piquette Avenue plant in Detroit. Between 1908 and 1927, Ford would build some 15 million Model T cars. It was the longest production run of any automobile model in history until the Volkswagen Beetle surpassed it in 1972.
- Karl Benz founded the company that would one day be called Mercedes-Benz in 1883, and they sold their first automobile in 1886. Big whoop. Henry Ford made cars ubiquitous not long after founding his factory in 1903.
- His introduction of the Model T automobile revolutionized transportation and American industry. As the owner of the Ford Motor Company, he became one of the richest and best-known people in the world. He is credited with "Fordism": mass production of inexpensive goods coupled with high wages for workers.
- On this day in 1913, Henry Ford installs the first moving assembly line for the mass production of an entire automobile. His innovation reduced the time it took to build a car from more than 12 hours to two hours and 30 minutes.
June 16, 1903, Dearborn, MI
- There the brothers made engines and other auto parts for the Ford Motor Company and for Olds Motor Works. In 1913 they began producing their own automobiles, and the first Dodge automobile appeared on November 14, 1914.
- The Grand Caravan is also built in Ontario, Canada at the Windsor Assembly plant. The Dodge Journey is built in Mexico, at the Toluca Car Assembly plant. The United States handles most of Dodge's manufacturing efforts. The Dodge Viper sports car, for example, is built alone at the Conner Assembly Plant in Detroit.
- Henry Ford
Updated: 2nd October 2019