Ford Automobile, in front of shed where first Ford was made in 1896. The Ford Quadricycle was the first vehicle developed by Henry Ford. On June 4, 1896 in a tiny workshop behind his home on 58 Bagley Avenue, Ford put the finishing touches on his gasoline-powered motor car. After more than two years of experimentation, Ford, at the age of 32, had completed his first experimental automobile. He dubbed his creation the "Quadricycle," so named because it ran on four bicycle tires. The success of the little vehicle led to the founding of the Henry Ford Company and then later the Ford Motor Company in 1903. The Quadricycle was driven by a chain. The transmission only had two gears (first for 10 mph (16 km/h), 2nd for 20 mph (32 km/h)) and did not have a reverse gear. The tiller-steered machine had wire wheels and a 3 US gal (11 L) fuel tank under the seat. Ford test drove it on June 4, 1896, after various test drives, achieving a top speed of 20 mph (32 km/h). Today the original Quadricycle resides at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.
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