A 1958 Thunderbird similar to this model was the 50,000,000th car manufactured by the Ford Motor Company.
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  • On March 16, 1958, the Ford Motor Company made its 50 millionth car, a Thunderbird. Starting in 1903, Ford made almost 1 million cars each year, and although production has fallen, Ford remains one of the largest car manufacturers in the United States.

    The manufacturing facility in Dearborn, Michigan, produced Ford’s no. 50,00,000. Dearborn was the home of company founder Henry Ford, and remains the headquarters of the company today.

  • Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry
    facility Noun

    a building or room that serves a specific function.

    headquarters Noun

    place where an organization or project is chiefly located.

    manufacture Verb

    to make or produce a good, usually for sale.

    produce Noun

    agricultural products such as vegetables and fruits.