A Brief History of the Ford Motor Company
Henry Ford and the Ford Motor Company built a household, American brand name for themselves well over 100 years ago. Henry Ford (and 11 other investors) officially submitted the paperwork to incorporate the Ford Motor Company in 1903. Since then, Ford has become one of the most recognizable auto makes.
In 1908, the first Model T was introduced. Demand for this revolutionary vehicle was great. With the introduction of the automobile assembly line in 1913, Henry Ford revolutionized the auto world. Cars no longer became commodities for just the elite. They could now be mass produced and made more available to the everyday person.
By the mid-1920s, Ford became the most familiar car make. Ford produced over half of America’s cars by 1923. By 1941, Ford shifted to military production, making general purpose Jeeps, and returned to civilian production in 1945.
Post-World War II meant the production of some of the most iconic cars of all time. Ford became more and more of a household name.
1908: First Model T
1917: First truck model introduced, Model TT, based on Model T with a reinforced chassis and rear axle
1927: Model T ends production, Model A introduced
1948: Introduction of the F-Series Truck
1949 Ford: The first all-new American Car
1954: Introduction of the Ford Thunderbird (T-Bird)
1964: Introduction of the Ford Mustang
1966: Introduction of the Ford Bronco—in production until 1996, returns 2020
1985: Introduction of Ford Taurus sedan
1990: Introduction of the Ford Explorer—one of the best-selling full-size SUVs
2009: Introduction of the EcoBoost® engine—engineered to optimize power
At Sheridan Ford, we’re happy to be a part of this history, and to continue to move it forward for years to come. Knowing where we came from will build the vision of where we will go. The Ford F-Series, Ford Explorer, Ford Mustang and Ford Taurus can still be found on our lot. These cars have stood the test of time and remain relevant to American culture.
Go See Joe at Sheridan Ford to see our large selection of Ford models.