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2004 Ferrari 360
Flood Car

Buy It Now $26,000

2010 BMW M3
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $7,500

2015 Camaro SS
Theft Recovery

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2009 Lamborghini
Collision Damage

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2021 FORD F150 FX4 
Theft Recovery

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2018 HD Street Bob
Theft Recovery

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2015 Chevy Silverado
Flood Damage

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Blue 69 Camaro SS Project Muscle Car
1969 Camaro SS
Theft Recovery

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2021-WRECKED-CHEVY-TRUCK-SILVERADO
2022 Chevy 1 Ton
Theft Recovery

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2014 C7 Corvette
Theft Recovery

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2020 Tesla 3
Theft Recovery

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Harley Davidson FLTRX Custom Road Glide
2015 HD Road Glide
Flood Damage

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'67 Mustang Fastback
Flood Damage

Buy It Now $5,000
1958 Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing Project Car
1958 300SL Gullwing
Old Project Car

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New White BMW 328i 4 Door
2014 BMW 328i
Collision Damage

Buy It Now $3,000
1967 Corvette Stingray 427
1967 Corvette 427
Old Project Car

Buy It Now $35,000
New Red Ducati Panigale 1199
2015 Ducati 1199
Theft Recovery

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1995 Ferrari F50
Collision Damage

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Caterpillar 257B Track Steer
2010 Cat Skid Steer
Engine Fire

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New White Ford Truck F150
2013 Ford F150
Collision Damage

Buy It Now $3,500
Silver 911 Porsche C4S
2013 Porsche 911
Theft Recovery

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Black Murcielago Lamborghini V12
2008 Murcielago
Collision Damage

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1955 Chevy Nomad
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $6,500
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1985 930 Turbo
Theft Recovery

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Red 1962 250 GTE Ferrari
1962 Ferrari 250 GTE
Project Car

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2010 Hayabusa Suzuki GSX1300R Silver Motorcycle
2015 Hayabusa 1300R
Flood Damage

Buy It Now $1,500

2014 MB CLA250
Flood Damage

Buy It Now $3,000

1969 Corvette 427
Flood Car

Buy It Now $16,000
New Harley Davidson Sportster Custom 1200C
2012 Harley XL1200C
Theft Recovery

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1967 Pontiac GTO 389
1967 Pontiac GTO
Theft Recovery

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2013 MB S550
 Water Damage

Buy It Now $6,000

2012 BMW X5
Flood Car

Buy It Now $3,000

2013 Nissan 370Z
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $2,900

2010 Honda Accord
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $2,000

1965 Corvette 396
Water Damage

Buy It Now $39,000

2015 Silverado Truck
Tornado Damage

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1969 Camaro Z28
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $7,500

2010 Mercedes SL550
Flood Car

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1967 Jaguar XKE
Flood Car

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1998 Turbo Supra
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $4,000

2015 Jeep Rubicon
Water Damage

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1967 GTO Convertible
Flood Car

Buy It Now $19,500

2010 Porsche 911 C4S
Rollover Damage

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2009 Ford GT
Theft Recovery

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2015 Harley Fat Bob
Flood Bike

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2012 Mini Cooper
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $3,000

2010 Honda CR-V
Street Flood

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2012 Hayabusa
Theft Recovery

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2010 Nissan Skyline
Collision Damage

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2012 Honda Goldwing
Theft Recovery

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2010 Viper SR10
Collision Damage

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2010 Audi R8
Theft Recovery

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2020 Freightliner RV
Water Damage

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1970 Challenger
Engine Fire

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2004 Ferrari Enzo
Collision Damage

Buy It Now $475,000

2012 BMW Z4
Storm Damage

Buy It Now $2,900

2010 Toyota Camry
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $2,000

1995 Cat Backhoe
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $6,000

2010 Dodge Ram
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $3,000

2012 Corvette C6
Dash Fire

Buy It Now $3,900

2016 Arctic Cat 650
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $1,500

1965 Mustang Conv.
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $4,000
Red F550 Ferrari
2000 Ferrari F550
Water Damage

Buy It Now $26,000

2014 Range Rover
Tornado Damage

Buy It Now $13,000

2010 BMW 750iL
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $3,000

1965 Cobra Replica
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $6,000

2016 Mustang GT
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $3,500

1960 Porsche 356B
Flood Car

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2015 Honda CBR600
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $1,900

2014 MB CLA250
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $3,500

1990 Porsche 911
Theft Recovery

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1969 Camaro Z28
Theft Recovery

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2000 Ferrari 360
Rollover Damage

Buy It Now $27,000

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2020 Jeep Rubicon
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $13,000

2015 Harley FLHTCUI
Water Damage

Buy It Now $3,000

1972 Chevelle Conv.
Flood Car

Buy It Now $18,000

2012 Honda CR-V
Flood Car

Buy It Now $2,000

1964 Corvette Conv.
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $18,000

2015 Ford F150
Flood Damage

Buy It Now $4,900

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1985 308 Ferrari
Flood Car

Buy It Now $29,000

2012 BMW 335 Diesel
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $3,000

2015 Harley FXDWG
Water Damage

Buy It Now $2,500

2010 Porsche 911 GT2
Flood Damage

Buy It Now $28,000


2012 Escalade
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $3,000
1967 Jaguar XKE
Project Car

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2018 Sea-Doo GTX
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $1,800

2010-Tesla-Roadster-for-sale
2010 Tesla Roadster 
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $6,000

2012 Silverado Truck
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $4,000

2014 MB 250CLA
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $3,000

2000 Cat D4H Dozer
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $14,000

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2020 Jeep Rubicon
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $6,900

2007 Escalade
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $2,900

1968 Camaro
Collision Damage

Buy It Now $15,000

2022 5th Wheel RV
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $7,000

New White GLK350 Mercedes SUV
2013 MB GLK350
Collision Damage

Buy It Now $6,000

1998 McLaren F1
Bank Repo

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2010 John Deere 320
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $5,000

2013 Nissan 370Z
Water Damage

Buy It Now $2,900

2015 International
Theft Vandal Damage

Buy It Now $12,500

1966 Olds Toronado
Engine Fire

Buy It Now $2,500

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1981 Porsche 911
Collision Damage

Buy It Now $15,000
1972-BMW-2002-tii-project-car
1972 BMW 2002 tii Project Car
MAKE OFFER

2006 Dodge Viper
Front End Damage

Buy It Now $19,000

2012 Suzuki GSX1300
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $1,900


2016 Tesla S
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $6,000

2012 Ford F150 4X4
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $4,500

2006 Case 580M
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $6,000

2012 Ford F450
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $5,000
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2012 Ducati 1198S
Water Damage

Buy It Now $1,900

1958 F.I. Corvette
Engine Fire

MAKE OFFER

2012 Dodge Ram
Collision Damage

Buy It Now $3,000

2013 Corvette Z06
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $16,000

1967 Corvette
Collision Damage

Buy It Now $39,000

2012 Dodge 3500
Water Damage

Buy It Now $4,900

2012 BMW 535i
Flood Car

Buy It Now $3,500

2012 Honda Accord
Flood Car

Buy It Now $2,000

1965 Mustang Conv.
Collision Damage

Buy It Now $6,000

2020 Big Dog Pit Bull
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $4,000

2010 Honda CR-V
Collision Damage

Buy It Now $2,000

2010 Ferrari California
Collision Damage

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2013 Mercedes S550
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $5,900

2012 Honda CBR1000
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $2,000

2012 BMW 335D
Collision Damage

Buy It Now $3,000

2014 HD Electra Glide
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $3,500

1963 Porsche 356
Collision Damage

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2008 Ford F150
Water Damage

Buy It Now $3,000

2008 BMW M3
Collision Damage

Buy It Now $7,000

2016 Citation Jet CJ2
Engine Damage

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2015 Jeep Rubicon
Roll Over Damage

Buy It Now $4,000

2014 Jeep Cherokee
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $3,000

2015 HD Road King
Water Damage

Buy It Now $3,000

2013 Jaguar XKR S Theft Recovery
MAKE OFFER

2009 Cayman
Collision Damage

Buy It Now $6,000

2012 MB ML350
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $5,000
1969 Camaro SS RS Convertible Indy 500 Pace Car
69 Camaro Pace Car
Project Car

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2005 Ford GT
Collision Damage

Buy It Now $66,000

2009 Rover Sport
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $5,000

2012 Ducati 1198 S
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $2,000

2009 Hummer H4
Water Damage

Buy It Now $4,500

2006 Lamborghini
Rear End Damage

Buy It Now $27,000

2013 Mazda Miata
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $2,500

2012 Boxster
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $6,000

2012 Cadillac CTS-V
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $3,000

2005 Lamborghini
Theft Recovery

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1960 Corvette
Theft Recovery

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2004 MB Maybach 57
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $15,000

2008 Escalade
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $3,000

2012 Ducati 999
Water Damage

Buy It Now $2,000

2012 Mini Cooper
Water Damage

Buy It Now $2,500

1999 Ferrari 550
Collision Damage

Buy It Now $28,000

1994 Turbo Supra
Flood Car

Buy It Now $3,500

2012 Hayabusa 1300
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $2,000

2006 Maybach 57
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $12,000

2000 Viper GTS
Collision Damage

Buy It Now $25,000

2010 BMW 528i
Collision Damage

Buy It Now $2,900

2004 Bentley Arnage
Flood Car

Buy It Now $13,000

2015 Honda Goldwing
Water Damage

Buy It Now $2,500

2016 Tesla Model S
Collision Damage

Buy It Now $5,000

2012 Toyota Camry
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $2,000

2004 BMW M3
Flood Car

Buy It Now $6,000

2010 Toyota Prius
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $2,000

1965 Corvette
Collision Damage

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1968 Corvette 427
Collision Damage

Buy It Now $26,000

2006 Mercedes SL500
Flood Car

Buy It Now $5,000

2014 BMW M4
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $7,000

2006 Ford GT
Collision Damage

Buy It Now $66,000

2020 Bounder RV
Tornado Damage

Buy It Now $22,000

2020 Harley Custom
Water Damage

Buy It Now $4,000

1987 Ferrari 328 GTS
Engine Fire

Buy It Now $28,000

2020 Harley Fat Boy
Water Damage

Buy It Now $4,-00

2008 BMW 328iC
Flood Car

Buy It Now $3,000

2010 Silverado
Collision Damage

Buy It Now $4,000

2007 BMW Z4
Water Damage

Buy It Now $2,500

1967 Jaguar XKE FHC
Water Damage

MAKE OFFER

2008 Corvette C6
Flood Car

Buy It Now $4,000

2010 Mustang GT
Collision Damage

Buy It Now $2,500

Cat Road Grader
Water Damage

Buy It Now $7,000
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2015 Harley Tri Glide
Water Damage

Buy It Now $4,900

2014 Grand Cherokee
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $3,000

2012 Indian Chief
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $3,000

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CHOOSE FROM MORE THAN 11,000 FIXER UPPER VEHICLES EACH WEEK


2013 Navigator
Water Damage

Buy It Now $6,500

2012 GMC Yukon
Water Damage

Buy It Now $4,900

2015 Hayabusa 1000
Water Damage

Buy It Now $2,000

1963 Jaguar XKE
Project Car

MAKE OFFER

1966 Mustang Shelby
Project Car

MAKE OFFER

1967 Shelby GT Conv.
Project Car

MAKE OFFER

2013 Nissan 370Z
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $2,500

2010 MB AMG S63
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $5,500

2008 Escalade
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $3,000

2010 BMW 750iL
Collision Damage

Buy It Now $3,000

2006 Hummer H2
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $4,000

1997 BMW M3
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $4,500

2010 Ford F150
Roll Over Damage

Buy It Now $3,000

2010 Boxster
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $3,900

2010 Yamaha YZFR1
Water Damage

Buy It Now $1,500

2014 Lexus RX350
Stolen & Stripped

Buy It Now $4,000
Goodwood Green '65 Corvette Sting Ray Coupe
1965 Corvette
Tornado Damage

MAKE OFFER

1994 Acura NSX
Flood Car

Buy It Now $6,500

NOTICE > > > The vehicles you see listed are just a few examples of our inventory. We offer more than 11,000 fixer upper vehicles for sale each week to include repairable salvage cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles, bank repo's, fleet vehicle liquidations, late-model military surplus vehicles, bankruptcy dispersals, rental return vehicles. Additionally we offer a very large selection of unique liquidation vehicles to include farm tractors, bull dozers, excavators, skid steers, big trucks, trailers, aircraft, watercraft, motorhomes, rv's, atv's and all varieties of industrial vehicles all at guaranteed best prices and selection. 


2003 Hummer H2
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $4,000

2009 Cayenne GT Collision Damage
Buy It Now $5,500

2005 Carrera GT
 Collision Damage

MAKE OFFER
New CBR 1000RR Honda Motorcycle
2015 Honda CBR1000
Storm Damage

Buy It Now $2,000

2014 Panamera
Stolen & Stripped

Buy It Now $5,900

2010 BMW Z4
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $3,000

2020 Big Dog
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $4,000

1966 Corvette
Carburetor Fire

MAKE OFFER

2010 Yukon Denali
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $3,500

2018 Polaris RZR
Theft Recovery

Buy It Now $2,500

1967 Mustang F-Back
Project Car

Buy It Now $5,000

2010 Mercedes E350
Water Damage

Buy It Now $3,000
 

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THE HISTORY OF CARS

Automobiles changed the world in the 20th Century. They have given people the freedom to live, work, and travel almost anywhere they want. The  automobile industry has caused the suburbs to grow, and made the development of road and highway systems necessary. The manufacture, sale, and repair of automobiles are very important to the countries that produce large amounts of manufactured goods. But along with the advantages of automobiles, there have been disadvantages. Automobile accidents are a leading cause of death and injury in the world, and the automobile has brought about air and noise pollution. Despite the problems automobiles have caused, they are an important part of the culture and economy of the world.

Early Automobiles

Before the invention of railroads, streetcars, and automobiles, people traveled to work by horse or horse and carriage. A streetcar was a public passenger car operated by rails through the streets of the city. Traveling by horse was a slow means of transportation, so people had to live close to where they worked. People tended to live on farms or in the city where the businesses were located. In the late 1800’s, when railroads and streetcars were developed, people could live farther from work. The communities that grew next to or near the central cities were called suburbs. The growth of the suburbs dramatically increased when people started owning automobiles, because it became even easier for people to live farther from their work. Also, businesses and stores moved to the suburbs where the people lived.

The travel industry grew with the invention of the automobile. When people had automobiles, they could drive to different places to visit. People started going on vacations and spending money in the cities they visited, which helped the economy.

In the early days of the development of the automobile, there were three sources of automobile power – steam engines, electric motors, and gasoline engines. The first self-propelled vehicles were made during the late 1700’s in Europe using steam-powered engines. Steam engines are external-combustion engines. A steam engine works by using the heat energy of pressurized steam to push the pistons. In the late 1800’s, many Americans also experimented with steam automobiles. These automobiles were not successful, because it took a long time for the engines to heat up, they cost a lot to make, they caused a lot of noise, and sometimes they exploded if too much pressure built up in the engine.

In 1891, William Morrison built the first successful electric-powered automobile in the United States. Electric-powered automobiles were an improvement over steam-powered automobiles because they were quiet, cost less, and they did not produce smelly fumes. The disadvantages of electric cars were that they could only travel about 20 miles per hour, and the batteries needed to be recharged about every 50 miles.

In 1860, Jean Lenoir of France patented an internal- combustion engine that is similar to the type of engine used in automobiles today. Internal-combustion engines run on gasoline or diesel (oil) fuel. Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz developed the first successful gasoline-powered automobiles separately in 1885 in Germany. Eventually, gasoline powered engines were used for nearly all automobiles because they provided for faster and longer trips than engines powered by electricity or steam.

The first modern automobiles were made in Germany and France in the 1890’s. Many small companies made them by hand. Until 1900, Europe led the world in the development and production of automobiles. During the early part of the 20th Century, the United States became one of the leading countries in automobile production. The United States passed other countries in the number of automobiles produced because the United States had a greater population and higher personal income levels than the countries in Europe. The United States had more people who could afford to buy automobiles.

Another reason that the automobile industry grew in the United States was because gasoline prices dropped in the United States when oil was discovered in Texas in 1901. Gasoline is made from oil, so fuel prices went down, making the automobile less expensive to operate. Also, the United States automobile industry used mass production techniques, which further lowered the cost of owning an automobile. Mass production techniques make goods in large quantities using standardized parts and often using assembly lines. The production of automobiles in the United States increased rapidly in the early 1900’s from less that 5,000 in 1900 to more than 1.5 million in 1916.

The first automobiles built for sale to the public in the United States were  made by Charles and J. Frank Duryea in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1893. The brothers founded a company in 1895 called the Duryea Motor Wagon Company, and it was the first company in the United States to make gasoline-powered automobiles.

Detroit soon became the Automobile Capital of the World. Henry Ford founded the Ford Motor Company in 1903, and five years later introduced the famous Model T. This automobile was popular, because it was the first affordable automobile made for the average American. Originally, the Model T sold for Buy It Now $825 and over 17,000 were sold in the first year.

In 1913, Ford introduced the moving assembly line, which allowed his company to build automobiles faster and at a lower cost. The frame of the car was pulled through the plant by a chain and workers on each side added parts that were brought to them by conveyor belts. Up until this time, workers assembled each automobile on one spot on the factory floor. With the assembly line, Ford was able to drop the time needed to build a Model T from 12.5 hours to 2 hours and 38 minutes. This time was eventually decreased to 1 hour and 33 minutes, which lowered the price of the Model T because the cost of labor went down. By 1924, the price of the Model T had dropped to Buy It Now $290. More than 15 million Model T’s were sold by the time the model was discontinued in 1927. The Model T changed the United States because large scale ownership of automobiles led to the growth of the suburbs, motels, shopping centers, and highways.

Automobile Companies

By the late 1920’s, there were three major automobile companies in the United States, all based in Michigan – General Motors Company, Ford Motor Company, and the Chrysler Corporation. The giant automobile companies wanted to produce and sell automobiles in all price ranges for people of all ages and lifestyles. Automobiles are made in various styles – two-door, four-door, small, large, sporty, and luxurious.

In 1923, when Alfred Sloan was the president of General Motors Company, he introduced the concept of changing model styling each year. This meant that, even though an automobile had the same name, the body design or features offered would be changed and improved. Eventually, this practice was used by the other automobile companies. This resulted in more frequent improvements to automobiles because every year changes were made to introduce the new models. Sales also increased because more people wanted to buy the new cars, because they looked different from their old ones.

Improvements

There have been many improvements in the automobile over the past 110 years. In the early 1900’s, most automobiles looked more or less like horseless carriages. There were no roofs or windows. By 1906, automobile bodies were changed to include bumpers, a hood that covered the engine, fenders, and lamps placed on the front as headlights.

An important invention in the development of the automobile was the electric self-starter that was invented by Charles Kettering in 1911. General Motors  Company first used the electric self-starter in 1912. Prior to that time, automobiles had to be started with hand cranks. A crank was put into the front of the engine and the crank had to be turned by hand until the engine started. The driver had to stand outside to use the hand crank, which was not very comfortable when the weather was bad. It was also difficult to start an automobile with a hand crank, because it took a lot of strength. The electric self-starter was better, because it was easier, faster, and the driver could be inside the automobile when starting it.

Today, automobiles use pneumatic tires, which are rubber tires filled with air. Michelin, a French rubber-making company, introduced the first pneumatic tires used on automobiles in 1895. Before this time, most vehicles had wooden wheels and steel tires. Pneumatic tires were an improvement over steel tires because they gave a smoother ride. Originally, the tires were filled with 55 to 75 pounds per square inch of air pressure. These tires were called high-pressure tires. In 1922, low-pressure tires that held from 30 to 32 pounds per square inch were introduced. The low-pressure tires provided for a smoother ride because they were not as hard and absorbed bumps better.

In 1939, air conditioning and automatic transmissions were introduced. The transmission changes the gears of an automobile depending on the speed. A larger gear is used when an automobile is starting out because a lot of force is needed. Smaller gears are used as the automobile picks up speed. With a manual transmission, the driver presses down on a clutch pedal while shifting the gears with a gearshift. Automatic transmissions have internal clutches that disengage the engine automatically as the gears change. Both automatic and manual transmissions are used today. Automatic transmissions are easier to use because the driver does not have to change gears. Manual transmissions give the driver more control and are less expensive to make.

Each year, about 300,000 people throughout the world die in traffic accidents. The three main causes of accidents are driver error, defective automobiles, and poor road conditions. Accident prevention programs are aimed at these three causes. In Michigan, for example, drivers must be at least 16 years old to obtain a driver’s license. Traffic rules are enforced by police. Safety features are included in automobiles to reduce the number of injuries and deaths from accidents. The main safety features built into automobiles are safety belts, air bags, and bumpers. Roads and highways are built with safety in mind. Lighting and guardrails are included in road design, and intersections, the number of lanes, and traffic signals are all carefully planned.

When automobile engines burn gasoline, they release gases into the air and cause air pollution. This is especially a problem in big cities such as Los  Angeles where there is a lot of traffic. Government agencies have been established to set standards for the amount of pollution that an automobile may produce. In the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency enforces the standards that have been set up by the government. There are two main ways that automobile companies have reduced the amount of pollution caused by automobiles. Starting in the 1970’s, catalytic converters were installed in the exhaust systems of automobiles. Catalytic converters reduce pollution by minimizing the gases released into the air. Also, automobile companies have designed automobiles to use less fuel.

Automobiles continue to be improved as we enter the 21st Century. It is expected that future automobiles will use less fuel, cause less pollution, and be safer to drive. There will be greater use of computers to control more of the automobile’s systems, such as the suspension and navigation systems. Electric engines are already being used on small vehicles, such as delivery trucks, that make short trips, because electric engines produce much less pollution than internal-combustion engines. The major countries producing automobiles today are Japan, the United States, England, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, and Canada. Automobiles are one of the greatest inventions of all time and will continue to change the way we live.

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