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A salute to the longest-lived cars in automotive history

Read Cars Logo By David Finlay of Read Cars | Slide 2 of 27: The Model T barely makes it on to this list. Production started in October 1908 and stopped in May 1927, and therefore lasted for a relatively modest 18 years and eight months. Compared with what you’ll be reading about shortly, this isn’t much to write home about.However, in that pioneering era when car manufacturers flashed into and out of existence like mayflies, the Model T lasted for a remarkably long time.It was also produced in huge numbers. The total figure is widely disputed but probably wasn’t less than 15 million. The next car to exceed that was the Volkswagen Beetle, which hadn’t even been thought of when Ford finally put the Model T to rest.

Ford Model T

The Model T barely makes it on to this list. Production started in October 1908 and stopped in May 1927, and therefore lasted for a relatively modest 18 years and eight months. Compared with what you’ll be reading about shortly, this isn’t much to write home about.However, in that pioneering era when car manufacturers flashed into and out of existence like mayflies, the Model T lasted for a remarkably long time.It was also produced in huge numbers. The total figure is widely disputed but probably wasn’t less than 15 million. The next car to exceed that was the Volkswagen Beetle, which hadn’t even been thought of when Ford finally put the Model T to rest.
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