From the Ford Quadricyle to the GT40, the history of Ford’s most significant models is stuff that you’d think to only see in fairytale books. Some models are more critical to the history of Ford than the newer Ford Focus, while others were made solely for the spirit of competition. Take a journey with us back in time as we review some Ford models that have been important in the history of Ford.
- Quadricycle. This vehicle was made more than 100 years ago and incorporated different bicycle parts. With four wheels and a ten-foot bicycle chain, the top speed for Henry Ford’s first vehicle was 20 miles-per-hour. The downside? No brakes!
- Model T. This car really put Henry Ford on the map. It was built in 1908 and was manufactured until 1927. Being an affordable car model due to its start on the assembly line, 40 percent of all car sales in Utah and all across America were the Model T.
- Mustang. The focus of this car was to be a “secretary’s car.” But as we all know, the Mustang took a turn for the better and made muscle car history. After it was introduced in 1964, Ford sold nearly 22,000 the first day it went on sale.
- GT40. This car was not meant to save Utah drivers gas money like the Ford Focus, but was made to compete against Ferrari at Le Mans. Ferrari pulled out of the grand prix endurance race to switch focus from stock car racing, but that didn’t stop the GT40 from smashing Ferrari’s record. It won the Le Mans for four years in a row from 1966-1969.
There are many, many other Ford models that have pleased the Utah driver, but these models seem to be the most significant in the history of Ford. Some of these models are still in production today. Stop by Henry Day Ford or check out our website to find the right Ford model for you.
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