The last Ford Model T is built in final chapter of ‘15 Millionth Ford Model T’

After 20 years of production, the most impactful car in history reaches the end of the line

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On May 26, 1927, the 15 millionth Model T rolled off the assembly line at the Highland Park plant, marking the climax of nearly 20 years of production of the simple car that had such a profound effect on American society, as shown in the 4th and final chapter, “The End of an Era,” of the Historic Vehicle Association’s documentary video series, The 15 Millionth Ford Model T.

That landmark Model T became enshrined at Ford’s permanent museum collection, still in original condition and now on display at Greenfield Village/The Henry Ford

The last Model T was driven from the factory by Edsel Ford with his father by his side, a pivotal moment in automotive history.  For Henry, this was a bittersweet moment; the world had changed, the Model T had become obsolete and his baby was going away.

To see the first three chapters of The 15 Millionth Ford Model T, visit Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.

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Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.

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