Story: Cars and the motor industry

Model T Ford

Model T Ford

This Model T Ford, one of the most famous car models ever made, sits outside the Christchurch Garage in 1913 or 1914. Garage owner Henry J. Ranger opened the first Ford agency in Christchurch around 1910 in Chester Street. Many of the early Model T Fords he sold, like this one, sported luxurious leather seating and wire spokes.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Steffano Webb Collection (PAColl-3061)
Reference: 1/1-004173; G
Photograph by Steffano Francis Webb

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Eric Pawson, 'Cars and the motor industry - Sources of cars', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/22835/model-t-ford (accessed 11 August 2020)

Story by Eric Pawson, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 15 Dec 2014