Ford Motor Company | History, Headquarters, & Facts

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Who was the founder of Ford Motor Company?

Ford Motor Company was founded in 1903 by Henry Ford and 11 associate investors.

Where is the Ford Motor Company's headquarters?

The Ford Motor Company's headquarters are in Dearborn, Michigan, in the United States.

When did the Ford Motor Company stop making the Model T?

The Ford Motor Company stopped making the Model T in 1927.

When did the Ford Motor Company sell the Jaguar and Land Rover brands?

The Ford Motor Company sold the Jaguar and Land Rover brands to Tata Motors Ltd. of India in 2008.

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Ford Motor Company, American automotive corporation founded in 1903 by Henry Ford and 11 associate investors. In 1919 the company was reincorporated, with Ford, his wife, Clara, and his son, Edsel, acquiring full ownership; they, their heirs, and the Ford Foundation (formed 1936) were sole stockholders until January 1956, when public sale of the common stock was first offered. The company manufactures passenger cars and trucks as well as automotive parts and accessories. Headquarters are in Dearborn, Michigan.

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The 1909 Model T.

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