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NOV 12, 2020 | By Marcus Cervantes

Touring Detroit's Piquette Plant, Birthplace of the Ford Model T

Ford Model T inside of Piquette Plant

DETROIT, Mich. – In this day and age, 10, 12 or 15 horsepower can be added to any modern engine fairly easily. Yet those numbers were the total output of Henry Ford’s original automobiles. In the heart of Detroit you can still find those models -- B, C, F, K, N, R, S and even T, neatly organized in Ford’s first ever purpose-built factory, The Piquette Plant.Quadricycle model in glass case

Though many may think this museum is full of dusty old cars, it actually houses some of the greatest history that The Motor City has to offer. One includes a 1908 Model K 6-40 Roadster, which was built with 60hp, and is currently only 1 of 10 left in existence. Not only can you witness the evolution of Ford’s earliest vehicles here, but you can also receive a fully guided tour that rewards you with Ford historical facts not easily found on one’s own.Ford Alphabet vehicle inside plant

The Ford Piquette plant has now become a popular place for all sorts of gatherings beyond museum-goers – including weddings, corporate events and even retirement parties. If you’re interested in checking out this amazing time capsule of Ford Motor Company for yourself, the Piquette Plant is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is located at 461 Piquette Avenue, Detroit, Michigan, 48202. See https://www.fordpiquetteplant.org/ for details.Henry Ford's Office

Alternator device for starting Model THenry Ford's OfficeVehicle elevator inside factoryMain floor of Ford vehicles on displayFord Model T at the End of vehicle displays1903 Ford K6 Roadster1909 Ford Model T TouringFord Model T Snow delivery vehicle1909 Ford Model T body with Tractor wheelsFord Model T Delivery truck2006 Ford GT White with Blue StripesFord Model T building process frame shopFord model T in red at the end of a hallwayBuilding room for Model T FramesUp close photo of Model T Frame on a stand

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