Accurate to a T?

April 14, 2009

Guests look at the 1920 Chevy Model T truck during the Barrett-Jackson auto auction in West Palm Beach, Florida April 11, 2009. The three day event sells most of the top-rated collectible vehicles from around the world and will include some of the GM Heritage Collection, like the 1920 Chevy Model T truck. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

There is no such thing as a “Chevy Model T…” truck or anything else.

The Model T is a Ford Motor Company product produced from the early nineteen-teens into the late 1920’s. And until being surpassed by the VW Beetle in the 1970s was the most produced automobile in history.


Judging from numerous references in assorted classic vehicle Websites, Chevy also produced a Model T.

To quote from one of them: Chevrolet began producing trucks in 1918 with the 490 light delivery chassis cowl sold at $1,000 and the one-ton Model T “Ton” truck that sold for $1,245. The truck buyer had to purchase separate bodies and cabs from an outside independent body company. GBU Editor

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