The first production Model T Ford was built at the Piquette Avenue Plant in Detroit on October 1, 1908. Over the next nineteen years, Ford would build fifteen million automobiles with the Model T engine. This was the longest run of any single model, with the exception of the Volkswagen Beetle. From 1908-1927, the Model T endured few changes to its design. By producing an affordable and readily available automobile, Henry Ford succeeded in his quest to produce a car for ordinary people.
Michigan Historical Calendar courtesy of the Clarke Historical Library at Central Michigan University.
A Moment in Time- The Story of Henry Ford’s Piquette Avenue Plant (Stunt Multimedia) available from the MSU Library
Behold, the birthplace of a revolution. The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant is the site of the production of the first Ford Model T. Visitors today can walk the very same wood plank floors worn smooth by hundreds of workers and thousands of cars!