Driving The First Crappy Car Ford Ever Built 1896

Henry Ford built this car when he was still working for Thomas Edison and got the design from reading a magazine. It’s terrible, but it’s this terrible car that eventually led to the Ford GT. And the Pinto.

The Quadricycle was Henry Ford’s first attempt to build a gasoline-powered automobile. It utilized commonly available materials: angle iron for the frame, a leather belt and chain drive for the transmission, and a buggy seat. Ford’s first car was a simple frame with an ethanol-powered engine and four bicycle wheels mounted on it.

Ford had to devise his own ignition system. He sold his Quadricycle for $200, then used the money to build his second car. This car is a twin-cylinder four-stroke engine with all its moving parts before it can be seen in great detail.