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On this date in 1935, Ford built its 2 millionth Flathead V-8

The Ford Flathead was a defining moment for Ford when it was released in 1932, utilizing the brand's penchant for perfecting automotive technology for mass production. Just like with the Model-T, Ford wasn't the first automaker to offer V-8s, but it had mastered the art of casting to allow for the engine block to be formed entirely out of one piece, something that few manufacturers were capable of producing at the time—much less one aimed at the average Joe and Jane American.


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