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Ford Model T: An Enthusiast’s Guide 1908 To 1927 (All Models And Variants)

 ‘I will build a car for the great multitude’ stated Henry Ford, and so he did. The Ford Model T, or the ‘Tin Lizzie’ and the ‘Flivver’ as it was also known, transformed American society, bringing mobility through car ownership to millions of middle-class Americans at a time when the horse and the railroad were the only real viable means of transport.

Ford Model T: An Enthusiast’s Guide 1908 To 1927 (All Models And Variants) by Chas Parker
Publication Information
ISBN: 9781913089221
RRP: £30.00
Format: Jacketed Hardback, 160 pages, 210mm x 270mm, February 2021
Photos/Illustrations: over 220 images
Subject: Cars, People
Publisher: Porter Press International
Author: Chas Parker with contributions from Chris Parker and Neil Tuckett
‘A Timeless Legacy’

Ford Model T: An Enthusiast’s Guide 1908 To 1927 (All Models And Variants) by Chas Parker with contributions from Chris Parker and Neil Tuckett

An insight into the design, production and ownership of the car that introduced motoring to the masses

 ‘I will build a car for the great multitude’ stated Henry Ford, and so he did. The Ford Model T, or the ‘Tin Lizzie’ and the ‘Flivver’ as it was also known, transformed American society, bringing mobility through car ownership to millions of middle-class Americans at a time when the horse and the railroad were the only real viable means of transport.

Using moving assembly lines and the best possible materials, between 1 October 1908 and 26 May 1927, Ford built around 16.5 million examples of this extraordinary car. By 1918, half of all cars built in America were Model Ts and by 1925 around 8,000 a day were being produced, making Henry Ford one of the world’s best-known manufacturers of automobiles.

The selection of body styles varied from two- and four-seat open and closed models – tourers, town cars, runabouts, landaulettes and cabriolets – to vans and pick-up trucks, and customers could also have colours other than black!

This guide provides an insight into the design and construction of the Model T and many of its numerous variants, and the uses to which they were put, along with details of the background to Henry Ford himself and the car.

Highlights of the book include:
  • The Ford Model T story – the background of Henry Ford and his Ford Motor Company and the development of the Model T
  • Anatomy of a Ford Model T – detailed insight with photographs and diagrams
  • The engineer’s view – an insight from two leading experts, Chris Barker and Neil Tuckett
  • The driver’s view – description of the controls and driving technique for the Model T
  • The owner’s view – first-hand accounts from five Model T owners about why the car appeals to them
  • Competition history – including Indianapolis 500, Le Mans 24-hours and ‘Pig ‘n Ford’ races in America
  • Endless varieties – including trucks, ambulances, fire engines, army patrol cars and even rail cars
  • Restoration – Three UK-based specialists talk about their projects
  • Adventures – a trip across the North Island of New Zealand and a drive to the top of Ben Nevis in Scotland
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