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4 Interesting Facts You Might Not Know About Ford

Look, we live and breathe Fords. I mean, you’d expect nothing less from your Rio Grande Valley Ford Dealer right?

While, you might not have a picture of Henry Ford hanging on your wall like we do, we thought you might be intrigued by these 4 lesser known facts about our beloved Ford brand that we thought we should share!

Assembly Lines

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Henry Ford revolutionized the way factories were organized by introducing the world to a moving assembly line. It allowed for a major increase in productivity. For example, it cut down the time it took to build a car from over 700 minutes to just over 90 minutes. That led to a major boost in the amount of profit that the company could earn. It was an example of how Henry Ford was involved in every part of the process of the building of the cars that bear his name. It probably only seemed like a good business decision at the time, but it turned into an innovation that changed the world.

Sources: msn.com, history.com, thehenryford.org

 

Edison Illuminating Company

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Who knew? Henry Ford worked for the Thomas Edison. That’s right, Ford was Edison’s chief engineer, working on call 24 hours a day charged with keeping Detroit’s electricity flowing. During his downtime, his real goal was to build a gasoline-powered vehicle which he completed at the end of 1893.

The Quadricycle, or horseless carriage as it was called, was the first vehicle developed by Henry Ford.

Sources:  history.com

 

1964 Mustang’s Big Debut

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The original Mustang’s Debut was at the World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows in New York. That same day, the new car also debuted in Ford showrooms across America and almost 22,000 Mustangs were immediately snapped up by buyers. Named for a World War II fighter plane, the Mustang was conceived as a “working man’s Thunderbird,” according to Ford.

Sources:  history.com

 

The First-Generation F-Series

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The F-Series trucked debuted in the United States in 1948. Known as the Ford Bonus-Built Trucks, they were built on a dedicated truck platform unlike earlier versions. Each truck was equipped with a manual transmission and they featured driver and passenger side windshield wipers and a foot-plunger windshield washer.

To signify the importance of the Ford truck history: The 1948 F-Series line was Ford’s first post-war truck which debuted a year before Ford’s first post-war car. Henry Ford shut down all civilian production during WWII in order to produce vehicles that would support our allies and our troops. When the war ended, the F-Series trucks, along with the veterans, were the first to be recognized.

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At Hacienda Ford, we understand that its more than just a vehicle. Its where you create your memories. Your first road trip. Its your family adventures. Your first big purchase! Your first date. We strive to make your memories come true with each and every vehicle. Whether its new or used, we have the perfect vehicle to take home and create new memories!

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