OnÂ May 26,1927Â Henry Ford and his son Edsel droveÂ the final Model T out of the Ford factory. Completion of this 15 millionth Model T Ford marked the famous automobileâ€™s official last day of production.
The History.comÂ article stated
More than any other vehicle, the relatively affordable and efficient Model T was responsible for accelerating the automobileâ€™s introduction into American society during the first quarter of the 20th century. Introduced in October 1908, the Model Tâ€”also known as the â€œTin Lizzieâ€â€”weighed some 1,200 pounds, with a 20-horsepower, four-cylinder engine. It got about 13 to 21 miles per gallon of gasoline and could travel up to 45 mph. Initially selling for around $850 (around $20,000 in todayâ€™s dollars), the Model T would later sell for as little as $260 (around $6,000 today) for the basic no-extras model. …
No car in history, had the impactâ€”both actual and mythologicalâ€”of the Model T: Authors like Ernest Hemingway, E.B. White and John Steinbeck featured the Tin Lizzie in their prose, while the great filmmaker Charlie Chaplin immortalized it in satire in his 1928 film â€œThe Circus.â€
I have never driven a Model T, but have always loved seeing those old cars in real life or in pictures, faithfully restored or heavily customized. Just for fun, here is a hot rod that originally was a Model T. My guess is that nothing but the â€œbucketâ€ is original equipment, but who cares? Enjoy!