Model T Ford 3D Puzzle

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Supplied in Kit form
Completed Model Size: 125x72x100mm
94 Parts
Glue required
Instructions Included

Model is loosely based on the real/full size item as described below.

Key additional details of source item

The Model T Ford (also known as the Tin Lizzie, Leaping Lena, Jitney or Flivver) was manufactured by the Ford Motor Company between 1908 and 1927. Due to Henry Ford's efficient fabrication and assembly line processes it was generally regarded as the first affordable automobile. Only days after its first release 15000 orders were placed. Over 16.5 Million were sold. 

Henry Ford made the following statement in regards to the vehicle.
"I will build a motor car for the great multitude. It will be large enough for the family, but small enough for the individual to run and care for. It will be constructed of the best materials, by the best men to be hired, after the simplest designs that modern engineering can devise. But it will be so low in price that no man making a good salary will be unable to own one – and enjoy with his family the blessing of hours of pleasure in God's great open spaces"

Another well known quote from Henry Ford's autobiography states:"Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black"
But in the first years of production the Model T was NOT actually available in black, rather in grey, green, blue and red. It was only in 1914 that his above policy was implemented. During the lifetime production of the Model T over 20 different types of black paint were used on various parts of the vehicle, in order to facilitate efficient application methods since each type had different drying times.

The Model T was powered by a 177 Cubic Inch (2.9L) 20 HP I4 (Inline four-cylinder) engine with a 2 speed planetary gear transmission and had a top speed of 40 to 45 mph.
The engine was capable of running on gasoline, ethanol or kerosene due to the low voltage magneto ignition system.