Today in History
September 27, 1908
The Model T
"Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black," Henry Ford says later of his Model T, the first production model of which rolls out of a Detroit auto factory on September 27, 1908. Actually several colors are initially available, and black, a cheap, durable pigment, doesn't become the sole choice until 1913. The Model T, known as the Tin Lizzie, turns out to be one of the all-time best selling cars. Ford sells more than 15 million Model Ts by 1927, when production ends.
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