Ford Model T Serial Number Database

 
 

The engine number was also the serial number of the car. Engines were numbered when they were completed, and for the most part went into a chassis within a day or so. However, some engines were assembled and numbered at branch assembly plants. Highland Park would ship a block of engine-number records to an assembly plant and these engines might be made weeks or months afterwards.

 

For Model T serial numbers for Model T's built in Canada, Click Here.

 


Year

Month and Engine Number Range

1908*

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Start #
End #

1
11

12
101

102
309


1909*

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Start #
End #

310
646

647
1052

1053
2025

2026
2691

2692
4036

4037
5980

5981
8107

8108
9840

9841
11148

11149
12405

12406
13132

13133
14161


1910*

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Start #
End #

14162
15500

15501
16600

16601
19700

19701
23100

23101
26500

26501
29500

29501
30200

30201
31000

31001
31900

31901
32500

32501
33700

33701
34900


1911*

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Start #
End #

34901
37000

37001
40000

40001
45000

45001
50800

50801
57200

57201
60500

60501
62100

62101
66700

66701
69876

69877
83100

83101
86300

86301
88900


1912**

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Start #

88901

92001

95901

103801

112901

123801

132001

139701

144501

157425

B series

B series

End #

92000

95900

103800

112900

123800

132000

139700

144500

157424

B series

B series

183563


1913

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Start #
End #

183564
200993

200994
218239

218240
239151

239152
260201

260202
281651

281652
302915

302916
320615

320616
336400

336401
348735

348736
364897

364898
382797

382798
408347


1914

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Start #
End #

408348
436567

436568
461017

461018
487282

487283
506822

506823
526040

526041
540850

540851
550938

550939
569238

569239
591735

591736
617535

617536
636735

636736
656063


1915

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Start #
End #

656064
680348

680349
706623

706624
737938

737939
773490

773491
805840

805841
839925

839926
856513

856514
881063

881064
914026

914027
949225

949226
986060

986061
1028313


1916

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Start #
End #

1028314
1071928

1071929
1119003

1119004
1169023

1169024
1219573

1219574
1273413

1273414
1328148

1328149
1362989

1362990
1400913

1400914
1452213

1452214
1510398

1510399
1569776

1569777
1614516


1917

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Start #
End #

1614517
1679591

1679592
1739906

1739907
1812013

1812014
1888043

1888044
1968619

1968620
2044131

2044132
2113501

2113502
2162888

2162889
2231009

2231010
2310409

2310410
2383951

2383952
2449179


1918

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Start #
End #

2449180
2503204

2503205
2558189

2558190
2611439

2611440
2657479

2657480
2700789

2700790
2735679

2735680
2756251

2756252
2774621

2774622
2787821

2787822
2792306

2792307
2805097

2805098
2831426


1919

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Start #
End #

2843127
2880166

2880167
2933046

2933047
2997146

2997147
3067736

3067737
3139951

3139952
3210841

3210842
3277851

3277852
3346876

3346877
3429401

3429402
3515431

3515432
3587996

3587997
3659971


1920

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Start #
End #

3659972
3743076

3743077
3817076

3817077
3910001

3910002
3969151

3969152
4055281

4055282
4141451

4141452
4233351

4233352
4329901

4329902
4426386

4426387
4526541

4526542
4617928

4617929
4698419


1921

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Start #
End #

Closed

4698420
4736431

4736432
4810014

4810015
4907505

4907506
5008005

5008006
5114533

5114534
5223135

5223136
5337545

5337546
5447816

5447817
5529519

5529520
5602301

5602302
5638071


1922

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Start #
End #

5638072
5683808

5683809
5737278

5737279
5812608

5812609
5922968

5922969
6058671

6058672
6199796

6199797
6334196

6334197
6473196

6473197
6582724

6582725
6713881

6713882
6844681

6844682
6953071


1923

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Start #
End #

6953072
7084225

7084226
7217971

7217972
7386111

7386112
7564111

7564112
7738372

7738373
7927374

7927375
8122674

8122675
8311581

8311582
8477681

8477682
8664281

8664282
8843065

8843066
9008371


1924

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Start #

9008372

9232672

9427722

9622522

9814522

9984772

10126472

10266472

10404822

10560822

10734506

10886260

 

10566001

10566010

10764952

10863731

End #

9323671

9427721

9622521

9814521

9984771

10126471

10266471

10404821

10560821

10734505

10886259

10999000

 :

10566009

10764951

10863730

10944033


1925

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Start #

10998001

 

10994034

11135309

11302020

11477656

11668648

11869208

12062487

12222529

12290761

12399497

12621502

12823127

End #

11066938

 

(End of Highland Park engine production)

 

11135308

11302019

11477655

11668647

11869207

12062486

12222528

12290760

12399496

12621501

12823126

12990076


1926

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Start #
End #

12990077
13138675

13138676
13286289

13286290
13454889

13454890
13619705

13619706
13769814

13769815
13912754

13912755
14049029

14049030
14194489

14194490
14331152

14331153
14472253

14472254
14577135

14577136
14619254


1927

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Start #
End #

14619255
14698502

14698503
14762945

14762946
14851445

14851446
14927495

14927496
15007032

15007033
15016374

15016375
15023924

15023925
15034699

15034670
15047409

15047410
15059396

15059397
15068957

15068958
15076231

Model T number 15,000,000 was assembled May 26, 1927


Continuation of Model T Engine Production

1928

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Start #
End #

15076232
15081163

15081164
15086394

15086395
15091184

15091185
15098381

15098382
15107771

15107772
15118348

15118349
15127973

15127974
15137550

15137551
15142855

15142856
15148053

15148054
15149646

15149647
15150381


1929

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Start #
End #

15150382
15152127

15152128
15153662

15153663
15154757

15154758
15156134

15156135
15158335

15158336
15160345

15160346
15162310

15162311
15165673

15165674
15169414

15169415
15170468

15170469
15170784

14170785
15170988


1930

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Start #
End #

15170989
15171574

15171575
15172030

15172031
15172363

15172364
15172997

15172998
15173626

15173627
15174112

15174113
15174202

15174203
15174518

15174519
15174830

15174831
15175122

15175123
15175498

14175499
15175690


1931

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Start #
End #

15175691
15175825

15175826
15175966

15175967
15176074

15176075
15176171

15176172
15176207

15176208
15176314

15176315
15176432

15176433
15176439

15176440
15176591

15176592
15176650

15176651
15176686


1932

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Start #
End #

15176687
15176691


1933

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Start #
End #

 

15176692
15176696

15176697
15176702

11176703
15176712


1934

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Start #
End #

 

15176713
15176722

15176723
15176732

15176733
15176739

15176740
15176742

 

15176743
15176749

15176750
15176756

15176757
15176761

15176762
15176763


1935

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Start #
End #

15176764
15176777

15176778
15176778

15176779
15176782

15176783
15176787

15176788
15176792

 

12176793
15176796

15176797
15176799

15176800
15176804

 

15176805
15176807


1936

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Start #
End #

15176808
15176811

15176812
15176812

15176813
15176816

15176817
15176817

 

15176818
15176820

15176821
15176822

 

15176823
15176823

15176824
15176824


1937

15176825 to 15176853


1938

15176854 to 15176862


1939

15176863 to 15176877


1940

15176878 to 15176881


1941

15176882 to 15176888

The last Model T engine was assembled on August 4, 1941. A total of 169,856 engines were built after the last Model T was assembled in Dearborn.

 

 

* Numbers shown are based on the dates of sale, not of manufacture.

 

** The actual dates of manufacture of engines before 1913 have yet to be discovered. The numbers shown are based on the dates of the sale of the engine/automobile. From the available data it appears that engines were installed in cars, or sold as engines only, in numerical order until summer of 1912. In late 1912, however, engines were assembled and numbered, and then stored for later installation. Consequently serial numbers and dates are no longer in order.

 

In the summer and early fall of 1912 engines were made in a separate plant (only known as "Detroit" in the records, and these engines were given "B" numbers 1 through 12,247. These B-series engines were installed in random order beginning in October and ending in December 1912. To add to the confusion, there is a gap in the regular serial number sequence of 12,247 numbers, somewhere between 157,425 and 170,000. We have found no evidence of engine numbers in the 158,000 to 169,000 range. During these three months, a mixture of the B-numbers and the regular numbers were used and by the end of December all the B-numbers were used.

 

It appears that the engines of this period were warehoused and removed at random, sort of a last in, first out sequence. For example, B-numbers in the B-1,000 to B8,000 range were used in October, B-7 to B-12,000 in November, and B-5,000 to B-12,000 in December.

 

Ford's records show 157,425 as the first number of fiscal 1913 (October 1, 1912), yet cars with engines in the 153,000 to 157,000 range were sold in October (in addition to the "B" engines). 169,### to 173,### in November, and 169,### to 183,563 in December.

 

Beginning in September 1924 Ford began producing engines at the then-new River Rouge plant. Initially Highland Park would send the Rouge a block of engine-number records and these numbers appeared on engines built at the Rouge. As Rouge production climbed, Highland Park's declined and as the Rouge became the primary source they would send blocks of number records back to Highland Park. The result of these two production sites was that there is no real numerical sequence in engine numbers between September 1924 and February 1925. The daily serial number lists published in Model T Ford, the Car That Changed the World shows the days on which certain engines were produced but this abbreviated listing does not.