22+ Fantastic And Interesting Ford Facts

Ford is one of the biggest names in the automotive industry. Ford motor corporation is out there for over a hundred years. Ford has changed the courses of automobile history in many ways. Ford is also widely present in racing sports. Ford is known for the quality, durability, and longevity of there products. Now Ford Motor Company employs 190,000 people around the world in 90 production facilities.

Ford introduced many new things and inventions to the industry. Over the hundreds of years of their history, Ford motor company has many interesting facts. We have gathered some of the most fascinating facts about the Ford motor company.

Ford Motor Company, was the second automotive company established by Henry Ford. He started his career as an engineer at Edison Illuminating Company of Detroit. Later he founded the Detroit Automobile Company on August 5, 1899. This company was unsuccessful to achieve Ford's measures and dissolved in January 1901.

Ford motor company is the first company to introduce the assembly line. Ford wanted to make cars affordable for more people. To cut the manufacturing expense he introduced methods for large-scale manufacturing of cars.

Model T was the first production Ford car. Ford made over 16.5 million units of the Model T between 1908 and 1927. It is named “the most influential car of the 20th century.”

Ford Model T was the largest produced automobile until 1972.

Ford motor company survived two World Wars and the Great Depression.

With over 40 million units produced, Ford F-series is the second largest produced model of any automobile.

Ford F series is the second-longest continuing car model. The F series was launched in 1968 and continuing for over seven decades now.

Godzilla V8 is the largest production engine produced by Ford.

Ford also made engines for tanks. The Ford GAA was a very successful engine in the M4A3 Sherman.

Ford is the first company to use biofuel in manufacturing plants. Ford used human and animal waste as fuel during the 1930s, many years ago before biofuel was known to the mass.

Ford GT has a long line of applications to own one.

With a price tag of $4,00,000 the ultimate supercar Ford GT is the most expensive vehicle from Ford.

Ford once made airplanes. Ford made 199 unites of Ford Trimotor between 1925 to 1933.

A 1965 Shelby Mustang GT350R was sold for US$3.5 million. This is the most expensive Ford vehicle ever purchased.

The exact cause of naming the mustang as the mustang is unknown.

Until 1932 every one of three automobiles in the world was made by Ford.

Notorious outlaw Clyde Barrow once wrote a letter to Henry Ford thanking him for making excellent cars.

Ford has won 176 Formula One races, 688 NASCAR races, 91 World Rally races, 330 V8 Supercar races.

Ford has always been a name for innovation. In the year 2019, Ford Motor Company topped Google and Amazon.com by the number of patents.

Ford also made some weapons that are still in use. AIM-9 Sidewinder Missile, LGM-30G Minuteman, Trident SLBM, and LGM-118 Peacekeeper are made by Ford.

Though Ford Motor Company faced some Succession Crisis at an early stage but the company is still managed by the Ford family. The Ford family has 40 percent voting control of the company.

In the 117-year course of their history ford had 11 different logos.

Henry Ford was a non-smoker and he banned all kinds of smoking activities in Ford Facilities.

Before the Ford assembly line system was introduced it took 728 minutes to complete making a car chassis. After introducing the latest assembly method is reduced to 93 minutes.

Ford owned stakes in Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mazda, Mercury, and Aston Martin.

Ford Motor Company paid as much as double wages than other companies.

Ford motor company has created a legacy of being versatile. Ford Motor Company shaped the history of automobile history in the last century. Even after all these years, Ford is still a name for reliability, innovation, and dependability.