Ford Model T was an automobile produced by Henry Ford’s Ford Motor Company from 1908 through 1927. The model T set 1908 as the historic year that the automobile came into popular usage. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Ford Model T, designer David Beasley has created a possible reinterpretation of the legendary car, featuring a design inspired by modern architecture and proposed in different body variants.

David explains, "2008 bears a special date for Ford - the 100th birthday of the Model T. For this reason, I believe that the perfect time to replace the Ka or Fiesta and give the customer an affordable ’halo’ product is next year."

2008 Ford Model T by David Beasley
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"I have designed this around contemporary architecture and graphic influences with the intention of creating a fresh yet heritage inspired design."

The proposal by David includes a 2+2 ’dickie’ coupe, a 2-seater pick-up and a more versatile and practical 4-seater wagon. They all could be offered in combination "with the accompanying emotional lifestyle products to inspire the end user."

Source: Carbodydesign

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tango  (372) posted on 10.27.2007

This is an interesting idea. The perfect homage to pay to the Model T would be to offer its successor at a price that everybody earning a decent wage could afford to buy and own from new. A price of say...oh...I dunno...US$3000...But oh well, Jerry Flint says that can’t happen so I guess we’re stuck with the Focus.

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