Ford Motor Company needs no introduction. The American automaker has been around for over 116 years, creating some of the most iconic cars, beating the indispensable Ferrari at Le Mans, and even building airplanes and armored vehicles during the World War 1 and 2.
Here, we take a look at some of the most interesting facts about this legendary brand.
While working under Thomas Edison at the Edison Illuminating Company, Henry developed interest in gasoline-powered vehicles and in 1896, he built a quadricycle using 4 bicycle wheels, a tiller, a gas-powered 4-horsepower engine, and a gearbox.
Building upon this model, Ford launched the Model T in the early 1900s for $260. As of today, over 16 million Model Ts have been sold.
Henry Ford is also credited as the brains behind a moving assembly line. The innovation changed the way factories were organized, allowing for a major improvement in productivity. His idea reduced the production time for a car from over 700 minutes to around 90 minutes.