8. Ford Tin Lizzie
Ford’s venerable Model T put the world on wheels… literally. It was the first truly affordable mass-produced car. This meant it was within reach of the average person, which made it the cat’s meow of the early 20th century.
It was perfect for trips to the local blind pig to imbibe a little coffin varnish or for youngsters to go barneymugging. And how! Old Henry’s motorized buggy served owners well. The car was cheap, rugged and more plentiful than grains of sand on a beach.
The Tin Lizzie (or perhaps Stannum Elizabeth if you of the pedantic persuasion) as she came to be called is one of the most important vehicles ever produced. Some 15 million were built between 1908 and 1927. 23-skidoo!