"Enclosed by this barricade was a dirty yard containing the remains of a Model-T Ford"
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The Model T Ford (also known by its colloquial names: Tin Lizzie, Flivver or T) was produced by Henry Ford's Ford Motor Company from 1908 through 1927.

The Model T was the first car to be mass-produced on an assembly line, making it considerably cheaper than previous cars. It was known as "the car that put America on wheels".