"Henry Ford posing with his first car (the 1896 quadricycle) and the 10 millionth Model T Ford. This photograph was taken during the celebrations for the 30th anniversary of the Ford Motor Company." On September 27, 1908, the first Model T automobile was produced. This engineering achievement was due to the vision, ingenuity and risk-taking of Henry Ford. His innovation of assembly line production would make the automobile affordable to the average person.