The Model T was called the “car that put America on wheels” because of its cheap price tag, its rugged body, and the fact that it could easily be maintained. It is also called one of the 50 worst cars of all time because it put the world on wheels and cars pollute the world. The Model T was a fine car, it could go up to 40 or 45 MPH. It had 20 horsepower which means the little engine is equivalent to the power of 20 horses. It was the first car to be built with an assembly line, which meant a factory could quickly build a lot of them. The Model T came in nine different body styles so there were a lot to choose from. You could get one as low as two hundred-sixty dollars. Some people think the model T is an “automotive masterpiece”, and other people think about it as one of the worst cars ever built.
Hands On the Wheel
Driving the Model T can be confusing for modern drivers, and it takes time to get used to. To get started you do not even have a key on some models. There are three pedals[an manual transmission] and none of them are the throttle; one makes you go in reverse, another pedal is the brake pedal, and the last pedal is the clutch pedal. The throttle is located on the steering column. You have to put the car in neutral to brake. The Model T can be challenging but fun to drive.
Henry Ford was the man who had the idea for the Model T and the founder of Ford Motor Company. He had a good background of being a machinist which helped him understand how to make cars. He was the inventor of the assembly line, which sped up the production of the Model T, and was the first person to build cars with interchangeable parts, so really, he was an automotive genius. He was born in Greenfield Township Michigan July 30, 1863 and he died on April 7 1947.
Henry’s son Edsel Ford was like Henry and loved cars, but unlike Henry, Edsel was more of a businessman. He handled the sales, ads, and the business duties, while his father focused on designing and building the cars. Henry ford was an automotive master.Down Below is my bibliography.
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