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On this day in 1908, Ford’s Model T went on sale for the first time

October 1

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On this day in 1908, Ford’s Model T went on sale for the first time. One of the first mass-production vehicles, the Model T is generally considered the first affordable automobile made for use by the general populace. Though modern cars existed long before the Model T, they were not particularly accessible to ordinary people. 🚗 🚙 🚗

At one point, the majority of Americans owned a Model T, and, from 1913-to 1927, Ford produced over 15 million vehicles.

Did you know? Though Henry Ford famously quipped “Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it’s black,” the Model T actually came in other colors besides black. Before and after the time period of 1914-1925, customers could choose from red, blue, green, grey, and (of course) black. ❤️ 💙 💚 🤍 🖤

1908 Ford Model T, Life Magazine, October 1, 1908

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