1919 Ford Model T Sedan

Summary

The Model T's basic design received many updates over the car's 19-year life. Some incorporated mechanical improvements, some responded to growing consumer demands, and some simply reduced costs. The 1919 sedans were the first with electric starters and demountable tire rims. These features were standard on other makes but cost extra on a Ford, keeping the base price low.

The Model T's basic design received many updates over the car's 19-year life. Some incorporated mechanical improvements, some responded to growing consumer demands, and some simply reduced costs. The 1919 sedans were the first with electric starters and demountable tire rims. These features were standard on other makes but cost extra on a Ford, keeping the base price low.

Artifact

Automobile

Date Made

1919

Driving America
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Driving America

Object ID

61.136.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Dr. and Mrs. James A. Ferguson.

Material

Metal
Glass (Material)
Rubber (Material)
Cloth

Color

Black (Color)

Specifications

Make & Model: 1919 Ford Model T sedan

Maker: Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan

Engine: inline-4, L-head valves, 177 cubic inches

Transmission: 2-speed manual

Height: 73 inches

Wheelbase: 100 inches

Width: 67.5 inches

Overall length: 134.5 inches

Weight: 1875 pounds

Horsepower: 20 at 1600 revolutions per minute

Pounds per horsepower: 93.8

Price: $875

Average 1919 wage: $1,201 per year

Time you'd work to buy this car: about 8-1/2 months

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