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Ford Classic Cars
First Auto Assembly Line. A little-known building on the outskirts of Detroit, Michigan, was once home the to the first automobile production facility in the world to feature an assembly line. Ford’s claim to fame began in the Highland Park Ford Plant in the early 1900s in this revolutionary building that now sits essentially abandoned. Currently the structure is used to house assorted documents and artifacts. A sad end to the history of Henry Ford who would turn over in disgust in his grave.
Ford, 1908. Although automobiles had already existed for decades, they were still scarce and expensive at the Model T's introduction in 1908. Positioned as reliable, easily maintained mass market transportation, it was a runaway success. In a matter of days after the release, 15,000 orders were placed. The first production Model T was produced on August 12, 1908 and left the factory on September 27, 1908, from the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant in Detroit, Michigan.
The twenty millionth Ford is a 1931 slant windshield Town Sedan 160B. According to the archive records in Dearborn, engine "☆A20000000☆" was stamped at the Rouge at 9:55 AM on April 1, 1931 after completing the run-in test. The completed car rolled off the assembly line at the Rouge on April 14, 1931 in a company ceremony with Henry and Edsel Ford in attendance.