Today we have so many options when it comes to cars. The options are amazing and luxuries I wouldn’t want to give up and also wouldn’t mind having more of , at the same time they tend to be out of this world expensive when they break. Labor cost twice as much as parts because of all the computer parts and parts of the car that have to be removed to get to the parts that break.
Referred to as “Tin Lizzie” or the “flivver” the Model T changed the way Americans travelled. From 1913 to 1927 more than 15 million Model T automobiles were produced making them more affordable for the average working American and not just the wealthy. Well loved for its low cost, durability, versatility and ease of maintenance. Thanks to the continual improvement of the assembly line the price of the touring car version was able to be lowered from $850 in 1908 to less than $300 in 1925.
While you would not have had as many options when buying a Model T you would have still had a few options. The Model T was offered in a few body styles, a five seat touring car, a two seat runabout and a seven seat town car. Thankfully though all bodies were mounted on a uniform 100 inch wheelbase chassis, meaning if something broke it was easy to replace.
When the Model T first rolled off the assembly line it was available in a few colors but then it was only rolled out in black, another step that made it easier to mass produce and make it affordable.