Model T Ford motor car chasis, 1925.
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The Model T Ford was introduced by Henry Ford (1863-1947) in 1909 and the company's Detroit factory was adapted for its mas production. A range of bodies were produced, including tourers, closed saloons, and vans and lorries for commercial operators and farmers. By the time the model was phased out in 1927 over sixteen million vehicles had been made.