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1907 Ford Model T

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Ford Model T Touring Car, 1909 - From the Collections of The Henry Ford
Ford Model T Touring Car, 1909 - From the Collections of The Henry Ford
Ford Model T Touring Car, 1909 - Dashboard
Ford Model T Touring Car, 1909 - Dashboard
Ford Model T, 1909
Ford Model T, 1909
Ford Model-T Touring Car, 1910
Ford Model-T Touring Car, 1910
Ford Model T Runabout, 1910
Ford Model T Runabout, 1910
Ford Model T Roadster, 1911
Ford Model T Roadster, 1911
Ford Model T Line-up ad, 1911
Ford Model T Line-up ad, 1911
Ford Model-T Roadster Pickup, 1912
Ford Model-T Roadster Pickup, 1912
Ford Model-T, 1912
Ford Model-T, 1912
Ford Model T Touring Car, 1914 - 6 экземпляров Ford T-100 выпущены в 2003 году в честь столетия компании. Автомобили идентичны Ford Model T 1914 года.
Ford Model T Touring Car, 1914 - 6 экземпляров Ford T-100 выпущены в 2003 году в честь столетия компании. Автомобили идентичны Ford Model T 1914 года.
Ford Model T, 1915
Ford Model T, 1915
Ford Model T, 1915
Ford Model T, 1915
Ford Model T Town Car, 1915
Ford Model T Town Car, 1915
Ford Model T Touring Car, 1919
Ford Model T Touring Car, 1919
Ford Model T Coupe, 1920
Ford Model T Coupe, 1920
Ford Model T Runabout, 1922
Ford Model T Runabout, 1922
Ford Model T Runabout, 1922
Ford Model T Runabout, 1922
Ford Model T Runabout, 1922
Ford Model T Runabout, 1922
Ford Model T Runabout, 1922
Ford Model T Runabout, 1922
Ford Model T Runabout, 1922
Ford Model T Runabout, 1922
Ford Model T Tudor Sedan, 1923
Ford Model T Tudor Sedan, 1923
Ford Model T Runabout Pickup, 1925
Ford Model T Runabout Pickup, 1925
Ford Model T Fordor Sedan, 1925
Ford Model T Fordor Sedan, 1925
Ford Model-T Coupe, 1926
Ford Model-T Coupe, 1926
Ford Model T Tudor Sedan, 1926
Ford Model T Tudor Sedan, 1926
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#1 - The Car of the Century

Ford T (1908-1927)
Between its debut in 1908 and its final production in 1927, more than 15 million Model T’s, the runaway best-seller of its time, were manufactured. As the world’s first genuinely mass-produced car, the Model T, more than any other single car, made the automobile affordable and, with its simple mechanics, provided a car for the masses; and it was not only in the U.S. that it exerted such influence.

Indeed, automotive history is not complete without mention of the Model T. The Model T implemented planetary gear transmission, enabling speed control and shifting of gears by operation of the pedal. This was a breakthrough that rivals the modern automatic transmission in importance. It was infinitely easier to handle than the "cone clutch" systems that caused many problems during that period. Until 1909, a two-pedal system was used, with a lever control for forward and reverse. The Model T introduced a three-pedal system; it had two forward gears with the reverse gear being engaged by the middle pedal.


Uh-oh. Here comes trouble. Let's stipulate that the Model T did everything that the history books say: It put America on wheels, supercharged the nation's economy and transformed the landscape in ways unimagined when the first Tin Lizzy rolled out of the factory. Well, that's just the problem, isn't it? The Model T — whose mass production technique was the work of engineer William C. Klann, who had visited a slaughterhouse's "disassembly line" — conferred to Americans the notion of automobility as something akin to natural law, a right endowed by our Creator. A century later, the consequences of putting every living soul on gas-powered wheels are piling up, from the air over our cities to the sand under our soldiers' boots. And by the way, with its blacksmithed body panels and crude instruments, the Model T was a piece of junk, the Yugo of its day.


К концу первого десятилетия века автомобиль начал превращаться в более или менее надежное средство транспорта. Промышленные дизайнеры, правда, этого объекта продолжали сторониться, и внешний вид ранних автомобилей, если кого-либо и заботил, то исключительно их изобретателей и мастеров-каретников. И хотя облик Ford T, вне всякого сомнения, являлся плодом их труда, он же стал и первым автомобилем, произведенным на конвейере, то есть промышленно и массово. Постепенно эта специфика нашла свое отражение и в его внешности. Форма кузовных панелей становилась все проще, пропадала декоративная отделка. Аскетизм образа дополнялся обязательным черным цветом, в который одно время модель Т только и окрашивалась... И тем не менее ажурный силуэт этого автомобиля стал символом наступающего века промышленности, и примерно до середины 20-х годов схожий облик имело большинство массовых автомобилей того времени.
Source: TOYOTA AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM; The 50 Worst Cars of All Time - www.time.com; Н. Розанов, Журнал "Автомобили" 01-2000
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