On 31 December the very last Model T was assembled – at Ford's Cork plant in Ireland. Launched in 1908, the Model T had been a best seller throughout its life, with over 15 million vehicles produced world-wide.December 1944
Throughout the second world war, the Dagenham factory produced V8 engines to power a variety of different military machines, including bren gun carriers, trucks and utility cars. Many other makes of vehicles were also fitted with rugged Ford V8 engines during the conflict. The quarter millionth V8 for such military applications was assembled on 12 December, 1944.
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