November 19, 2003
Ford produces 300 millionth vehicle
Ford Motor Company Chairman and CEO Bill Ford commemorates the production of its 300 millionth vehicle – a 2004 Ford 40th Anniversary Mustang GT convertible at the historic Dearborn Assembly Plant at the Ford Rouge Center. Click image to enlarge
Dearborn, Michigan – Ford Motor Company produced its 300 millionth vehicle on Tuesday at the Dearborn assembly plant.
“In the 20th century, Ford Motor Company put the world on wheels with the Model T and the moving assembly line,” said Bill Ford, Ford chairman and CEO. “In the 21st century, we are building on that heritage with exciting new products and innovative technology that will lead us into our next 100 years.”
In a ceremony at the Dearborn Assembly Plant, employees and guests cheered as he drove the 300 millionth vehicle – a crimson red 2004 Ford Mustang GT convertible – off the line.
“When the company built its one millionth car, my great-grandfather Henry Ford said, ‘A million of anything is a great many,'” Bill Ford said. “He would be very proud that his company produced 300 million vehicles.
Ford Motor Company produced its 20 millionth vehicle in 1931, the 50 millionth in 1959, the 100 millionth in 1977, and the 250 millionth in 1996.
“We’re celebrating the past, but we’re building for the future,” Bill Ford added. “We’ll introduce 40 new products worldwide next year, including an all-new Mustang. In the next five years, we’ll introduce more than 200 new products around the world.”