End of production for the Model T | May 26th 1927 | Today in Ford Motor Company History

The last Ford Model T

On May 26, 1927, Henry Ford and his son Edsel drove the 15 millionth Model T Ford off the assembly line at the Highland Park plant in Dearborn, Michigan. The event marked the end of an era for the Model T, which had been in production for nearly 19 years. 

The Model T was a revolutionary car when it was first introduced in 1908. It was affordable, reliable, and easy to operate, making it accessible to a wide range of people. The car was also a major factor in the growth of the American middle class. 

Ford Model T

The Model T was not without its flaws. It was slow, uncomfortable, and lacked many of the features that were becoming standard on other cars. However, its affordability and reliability made it a popular choice for many people. 

By the time production of the Model T ended in 1927, it had become one of the most successful cars in history. Over 15 million Model Ts were produced, making it one of the best-selling cars of all time. 

The end of production of the Model T was a bittersweet moment for Henry Ford. He was proud of the car and what it had accomplished, but he also knew that it was time for a change. The Model T was no longer the most modern car on the market, and Ford wanted to continue to innovate and bring new products to his customers. 

The Model T was replaced by the Model A, which was a more modern and sophisticated car. The Model A was a success, and it helped Ford Motor Company to remain a leader in the automotive industry. 

The Model T was a significant car in American history. It helped to shape the way people lived and worked, and it played a major role in the growth of the American economy. The Model T is a reminder of Henry Ford’s vision and ingenuity, and it is a testament to the power of innovation. 



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