1927 Ford Model T
On May 26, 1927, the Ford Motor Company built the fifteen-millionth Ford – a 1927 Model T Touring Car. Its construction celebrated the end of the Model T line, as the company was beginning preparations for the production and sale of the Model A. Each step of the car’s build was documented including its engine numbering. The eight oldest employees from the Ford Motor Company hand stamped a digit on to the specially painted engine block at the Rouge factory. The engine was placed into the chassis at the Highland Park plant where the Model T was completed. The chassis was fitted with a specially lettered Touring Car body painted blue that featured Edsel Ford (Ford Motor Co. President) and Henry Ford (Ford Motor Co. Founder) drove the car out of the plant and to the Engineering Laboratory for press photos.
After the ceremonious drive off the assembly line, the car became a part of the Edison Institute where it joined a treasure trove of historic artifacts curated by Henry Ford to preserve American history and culture. The Edison Institute is today the Henry Ford and Greenfield Village located in Dearborn, MI. The Fifteen-Millionth Ford is displayed in Greenfield Village in the replica, Mack Avenue Ford factory. Over the years the car has been left virtually as it was when it came off the assembly line in 1927 with the exception of a repaint over what appears to be the original paint and lettering and other small repairs.
Paint and exterior
This vehicle is in mostly unrestored condition. It has had minor repairs and has been repainted green with lettering to simulate the original.
Upholstery and interior
This vehicle’s interior is in mostly unrestored condition. It features black “Ford Leather Cloth” seats. Some portions of the interior have been reupholstered.
Original Engine: Yes
Liquid-cooled, L-head inline 4-cyl 177cid/20hp with 1-barrel updraft carburetor. Original.
This vehicle was originally used by the Ford Motor Company for exhibition. It is now displayed at the Henry Ford museum in Dearborn, MI.
Wheels and tires
21” steel wire wheels, 4.40/21" - 4.50/21" Firestone Deluxe Champion bias-ply tires
Transmission brake, mechanical rear drum
Ford 2-speed planetary gear transmission, multi-disc wet clutch, enclosed driveshaft