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Anniversary May 31, 1927: the production lines leave the last legendary Ford T

Anniversary May 31, 1927: the production lines leave the last legendary Ford T

By BZR 0 Comment January 21, 2019

Can we say that it was legendary about a car that was produced in 15 007 033 series? It’s definitely true about Ford T.

You remember the dumb grotesque in which “fordky” was demolished as a running belt. It was part of Ford’s genius advertising strategy. Such Laurel and Hardy familiarized themselves with this car quite intimately.

 

Folk truck

Jihlava’s graphic artist, Eva B., drove through the city in a black Ford Ka car and can not get it approved. For the Czech buyer and the user of this car, it is an excellent name. Just Ford Ka is just a Ford. Small, which means a lighter, lively car that does not satisfy Hummer lovers, but the city is ideal. The Americans nicknamed Tin Lizzie. However, 15,007,033 pieces produced speak for quality, popularity … and also about great advertising and the lack of other models. Model T is generally regarded as the first affordable car to “put America on wheels”. Adolf Hitler tried something similar with Volkswagen’s “folk car” or GDR comrades with the neuroplastic transition they wanted to amaze. Today’s Ford Ka is not a very popular one, but it’s still not a priceless car.

 

14 liters per 100 km

The wagon with a wheelbase of 2540 mm and a gauge of 1435 mm weighed around 600 kilograms, and when it was “introduced”, it was able to produce a speed of up to 70 km / h thanks to the four-cylinder engine. From the point of view of today’s cars, the model with consumption of around fourteen liters a hundred miles a little bit, but obviously at petrol prices at that time there was no major problem. Originally, the skeleton of the body was wooden, covered with sheet metal, only in 1911 it became all metal. Its uniqueness was not so much in the design or individual technical upheavals, but in the fact that the price was managed by the band production. A millionth car went off the 1919 production line, and less than three years later, Henry Ford reduced it to an unbelievable $ 345.

“I will build a car for the masses. It will be big enough for a family, but also small enough for a person to drive and care for them. It will be made of the finest materials, the best employees, with the simplest design that modern engineering is capable of inventing. But it will be so cheap that every person working for a good salary will own one – and enjoy many hours of pleasure under the open sky with his family, “said Henry Ford, filling his words with the dots.

 

14 liters per 100 km

The wagon with a wheelbase of 2540 mm and a gauge of 1435 mm weighed around 600 kilograms, and when it was “introduced”, it was able to produce a speed of up to 70 km / h thanks to the four-cylinder engine. From the point of view of today’s cars, the model with consumption of around fourteen liters a hundred miles a little bit, but obviously at petrol prices at that time there was no major problem. Originally, the skeleton of the body was wooden, covered with sheet metal, only in 1911 it became all metal. Its uniqueness was not so much in the design or individual technical upheavals, but in the fact that the price was managed by the band production. A millionth car went off the 1919 production line, and less than three years later, Henry Ford reduced it to an unbelievable $ 345.

 

“I will build a car for the masses. It will be big enough for a family, but also small enough for a person to drive and care for them. It will be made of the finest materials, the best employees, with the simplest design that modern engineering is capable of inventing. But it will be so cheap that every person working for a good salary will own one – and enjoy many hours of pleasure under the open sky with his family, “said Henry Ford, filling his words with the dots.

 

You can have a car in any color if you choose black

The slogan of black color is attributed to Ford in various modifications, but it is not true that Ford T was made in black only. However, the majority prevailed. The reason was that the blacks went faster, and Ford, obsessed with the efficiency of the job, knew that due to the earlier drying of the paint, it would simply produce more cars for a time unit. And he knew very well that time was money. If different parts of water were painted with different colors with different drying times, inefficient downtime would occur. Ford began in 1903 with $ 28,000 from twelve investors, most of whom had John and Horace Dodge’s brothers who later set up their own car manufacturer. The viability of Ford production has also shown the fact that it survived a major economic crisis that brutally hit all sectors of business. The car has had a huge number of admirers, and its owners are proud of their veterans today, but they have not been criticized. In Time, an article by car critic Dana Neil, which included T among the 50 worst cars of all time, was published by Time magazine. Neil accuses mass-produced cars at the helm of the T model from the consequences of heavy pollution and the Middle East war.

The article reads: “This is a problem. Let’s say that model T has done everything that the history books say: put America on wheels, fill the national economy, and transform the landscape so that the laborer has not recognized it since the first sheet metal left the belt. And that’s just the problem, is not it? Model T, whose mass production technique was the work of engineer William C. Klan, who visited the “dismantling line” of the slaughterhouse, gave Americans the idea of a car that the American has a natural right assigned to us by our Creator. A hundred years later, the consequences have emerged – gases are gathered in the air above our cities, and traces lead to the sand under the shoes of our soldiers.

The crash rang him exactly 90 years ago. At that time, the last piece was removed from the production line with the serial number 15 007 033. Only repaired veterans and replicas remained.

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