What does the T in Model T stand for?
Henry Ford and his engineers used the first 19 letters of the alphabet to designate their automobiles, although some of the cars were experimental and never reached the public. The most successful of the early production cars was the Model N — a small, light, four-cylinder machine which went on the market at $500. A $2,500 six-cylinder luxury car, the Model K, sold poorly. Ford started naming his early cars with the Model A, and this letter code was later reused on the successor to the Model T.