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A Very Special Test Drive

June 4, 2013 Archive Insight

Henry Ford 150 years chrome sealOn this day 117 years ago, Henry Ford took a very special test drive. He took his Quadricycle out for a spin for the very first time. Henry sold his first car for $200. What did the money go toward? Building his second car.

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Henry Ford driving his Quadricycle in Detroit, October 1896.
(Object ID: P.833.89114)

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