How many Model Ts were produced?

For some reason, my family gets into heated shouting matches over peculiar subjects—mortgage-backed securities, Division II women’s college basketball, squirrels, the Ford Motor Company, etc. So instead of asking this question at the family dinner table and risking an all-out brawl, I figured I’d ask here—how many Model T’s were produced?

Jason Tushinski · Answered on Jan 26, 2023
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
According to Ford, more than 15 million Model Ts were built and sold from 1913 until 1927, when the Model T was phased out of production.
The first Model T was actually introduced to the world in 1908, when Henry Ford unveiled what he deemed a durable, affordable, and easy-to-operate motor vehicle. However, it wasn’t until Ford moved into its Highland Park Plant that mass production of the vehicle could begin—and for U.S. society to be truly revolutionized.
Granted, these early automobiles don’t have much resemblance to today’s modern and convenient vehicles. Each Model T came with a tool kit, as roadside assistance wasn’t exactly “a thing” back in the early 1900s. Windshields were optional—after all, what Michigan driver worth their salt was going to opt for some new-fandangled contraption known as a windshield to guard against winter’s brutality? (Turns out, most of them.) Also, drivers had to crank the Model T before it would start. A bygone era, indeed.
“Tin Lizzie,” as the Model T was often referred to, quickly became a staple on U.S. roads, counting for more than half of all automobiles registered in the U.S. by the early 1920s.
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