“I will build a motor car for the great multitude. It will be large enough for the family, but small enough for the individual to run and care for. It will be constructed of the best materials, by the best men to be hired, after the simplest designs that modern engineering can devise. But it will be so low in price that no man making a good salary will be unable to own one – and enjoy with his family the blessing of hours of pleasure in God’s great open spaces.”—Henry Ford
1927 was the final year of Model T production, and 15,000,000 Model Ts had been made by May of that year. The following year would see the introduction of the Model A.
All of the Model Ts produced in 1926-1927 came equipped with headlamps, a horn, starter, and 21-inch removable rims. They also featured the “high hood” because the hood was enlarged and the cowl panel blended with the line of the hood. Additionally, the distance between the firewall and the windshield was increased significantly.
- Engine: Four-cylinder, 20-horsepower
- Weight: 1200 pounds
- Top speed: 36 miles per hour
- Fuel: gasoline
- Mileage: 20 per gallon
- Wheels: 21 inch balloon tires with steel spokes
- Wheelbase: 100 inches
- Original cost: $360
Donated by Joseph Buhrman