Assembling Ford V-8 Engines at Ford Rouge Plant, Dearborn, Michigan, 1934

Summary

Henry Ford's last great automotive innovation was his introduction of a low-priced V-8 engine for 1932. Starting under $500, it was an exceptional value. Ford Motor Company's V-8 outsold its 4-cylinder engine by a wide margin, and the 4-cylinder unit was retired for 1935. The 1932 V-8 engine design remained in production until 1953.

Henry Ford's last great automotive innovation was his introduction of a low-priced V-8 engine for 1932. Starting under $500, it was an exceptional value. Ford Motor Company's V-8 outsold its 4-cylinder engine by a wide margin, and the 4-cylinder unit was retired for 1935. The 1932 V-8 engine design remained in production until 1953.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

1934

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

84.1.1660.P.833.59545

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.25 in

Width: 10.5 in

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