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Henry Ford builds his first vehicle – the Quadricycle – on a buggy frame with 4 bicycle wheels.
Ford Motor Company incorporated with 11 original investors. The Model A "Fordmobile" is introduced - 1,708 cars are produced.
Model T is introduced. 15 million are produced through 1927.
The moving assembly line is introduced at Highland Park assembly plant, making Model T production 8 times faster.
Ford production exceeds 1 million cars per year, nearly 10 times more than Chevrolet - the next biggest selling brand.
Ford and Chevy brands begin to alternate as U.S. production leaders, in battle for automobile sales during the Great Depression.
Mercury division is formed to fill the gap between economical Fords and luxury Lincolns. Operated as a division at Ford until 1945
Lincoln and Mercury are combined into a single division.
F-1 Truck introduced. Lincoln Continental is introduced.
Ford Mustang the car that started the "pony car" class, Ford GT40 challenges Ferrari and Porsche at LeMans.
Retractable seat belts introduced.
Ford Mustang II debuts as a smaller more economical pony car.
Ford certifies all plants in 26 countries to ISO 9000 quality and ISO 14001 environmental standards. The V12-powered Jaguar XJS is discontinued.
Ford Motor Company's 100th Anniversary. The Ford GT is released, along with limited Centennial editions of some Ford vehicles.
The Ford Mustang celebrates 50 years of production with the launch of its sixth generation. The 2015 F-150 is launched, featuring an aluminum-intensive body design.
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