Ford Production

MODEL T FORD PRODUCTION (Compiled by R.E. Houston, Ford Production Department, August 3, 1927)The figures below are PRODUCTION numbers. There are several sources of production figures and they do not always agree. The following figures are derived from the source noted above. In general, the figures between 1909 and 1920 are for Ford’s FISCAL YEAR which varied in the early years. 1909 fiscal year was from October 1, 1908 to September 30, 1909, and this pattern continued until the end of the 1913 fiscal year, September 30, 1913. Beginning in October 1913 (1914 fiscal year) the fiscal year was October 1 through July 31, 1914. Starting in August 1914, and through the end of the Model T era, the fiscal year was August 1 through July 31. Beginning with January 1920 the figures are for the CALENDAR YEAR.

To add to the confusion, Ford’s sales data shows body types which were not included in the production data. These may have been included in one of the other body types, or they just may have been overlooked. In any event, these are the figures we have. Take them “with a grain of salt.”

This data includes all  foreign production EXCEPT Canada.


1909 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920
Touring, non-starter 7,728 16,890 26,405 50,598 126,715 165,832 244,181 363,024 568,128 432,519 286,935 165,929
Touring, starter 367785
Runabout, non-starter 2,351 1,486 7,845 13,376 33,129 35,017 47,116 98,633 107,240 73,559 48,867 31,889
Runabout, starter 63,514
Landaulet ## 298 2
Town Car 236 377 315 802 1,415 1,699 1,972 2,328 2,142 17
Coupe, non-starter 47 187 45 19 1 2,417 3,532 7,343 14,771 11,528
Coupe, starter ### 60,215
Tourabout—Data not available. Sales figures show 929 sold between 1909 and 1911. These may have been included in the Touring figures.
Sedan, non-starter 989 1,859 7,361 35,697 24,980
Sedan, starter ### 81,616
Delivery, non-starter 1,845 513 399 5,847
Ambulance 20,700 1,452 2,136 2,227
Truck, non-starter 3 41,105 70,816
Chassis, non-starter 108 248 2,133 8,438 119 13,459 11,742 41,165 37,748 47,125 18,173
Chassis, starter 16,919
Exports — Types not specified. 24,000

Totals, each year 1909
10,660
1910
19,050
1911
34,858
1912
68,773
1913
170,211
1914
202,667
1915
308,162
1916
501,462
1917
735,020
1918
664,076
1919
498,342
1920
941,042
### Starter closed cars were made beginning January 1919. These are probably included in the non-starter figures.

Figures after 1920 below are are for Calendar Years. The 1920 Figures is from August 1, 1920 through December 1920.
1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927
Touring, non-starter 44,036 40,934 80,070 130,326 95,026 57,829
Touring, starter 209,105 438,195 514,333 767,446 654,016 605,218 332,619 64,960
Runabout, non-starter 5,796 20,122 31,923 55,896 42,663 33,545
Runabout, starter 47,891 123,854 133,433 234,884 217,706 259,954 332,205 90,583
Coupe, starter 36,180 92,989 198,382 305,437 320,473 335,520 279,743 66,024
Tudor, starter 53,903 125,831 146,060 89,535 213,926 184,929 253,304 68,660
Fordor, starter 4,286 143,884 82,679 79,496 99,026 21,197
Truck, non-starter 53,787 64,796 135,629 184,053 166,731 186,810
Truck, starter 18,410 62,764 92,387 119,624 213,914 74,335
Chassis, non-starter 3,067 8,269 15,228 8,548 2,929 4,723
Chassis, starter 9,686 13,770 23,313 28,332 33,512 44,058 43,654 13,966
Exports. Types not specified. 42,850

Totals, each year 1920
463,451
1921
971,610
1922
1,301,067
1923
2,011,125
1924
1,922,048
1925
1,911,706
1926
1,554,465
1927
399,725

Totals, 1909-1927
Touring, non-starter 2,903,105
Touring, starter 3,953,677
Runabout, non-starter 690,453
Runabout, starter 1,504,024
Landaulet 300   ##
Town Car 11,303
Coupe, non-starter 39,890
Coupe, starter 1,694,953
Sedan, non-starter 70,886
Tudor, starter 1,217,764    Includes 1919-1923 “Centerdoor” sedans
Fordor 430,568
Delivery 8,604
Ambulance 26,515
Truck, non-starter 1,038,732
Truck, starter 581,454
Chassis, non-starter 223,222   #
Chassis, starter 227,210
Exports 66,860


Grand Total: 14,689,520 ***

* Ford’s data sheet shows 19,051 total
** Ford’s data sheet shows 69,762. (989 more than the sum of the figures)
*** Ford’s data sheet shows 14,690,510, a difference of 990
# Ford’s data sheet shows 224,211
## Ford’s data sheet shows 301
### Closed cars with starters began in January 1919. These may be included in the non-starter figures.

© Bruce W. McCalley. Rev. February 14, 2007.

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