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1915 Model T Ford Roadster
The Model T or Tin Lizzie, as it was affectionately known, put the world on wheels during its 18-year production run. For its day it was very advanced, with a 2.9-litre monobloc sv 4-cylinder engine, detachable head, a top speed of 40-45 mph, and a fuel consumption of 25-30 mpg.
The original list price was $850, but this was progressively cut until a roadster could be bought for as little as $260. In 1925. More than 16 million were made between October 1906 and May 1927.
The first million year was 1922 and the Model T reached its production peak a year later, with more than two million cars delivered. Black was the only color offered from 1914 to 1925, and a painted black radiator shell replaced the original brass type in 1917; 4-wheel brakes were never available.
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