Although the first car was invented in 1896 by Henry Ford it was very expensive, people wanted to make it more affordable. The Ford Motor Company in Detroit made the Model T. Ford, the first affordable car. Ford produced more than a million automobiles, at a rate of one per minute! Each car cost $335. They used an assembly line, that’s when the products move along a conveyer belt, to speed up production. Workers at different stations added parts as a belt moves along.