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1908: Ford's Model T

In October 1908, the first Ford Model T was built in Detroit, Michigan, revolutionizing the car industry and changing the world forever.

For the first time in history, the ownership of a motor vehicle became affordable and transformed the way people moved around towns and cities.

Able to travel 25 miles on one gallon of gas, the Model T had a maximum speed of 45mph.

In 1914, with mass production in full swing, 308,162 cars were built, and by 1924 the price of the Model T fell to just $260.

In 1927, after the production of over 15 million Model Ts, production of the car finally ended, with Ford turning its attention to its new Model A.

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