Jag was super help full and well knowable of the cars
he did great job to explain everything and at the end help to set up Bluetooth and navigation system I am really thankful to Jag for this experience
Great service and for sure will come back afin
Great sales and communication
I bought a used 2016 mustang gt just recently from Lino. He was very helpful, friendly and answered all my questions. I also spoke in great length with Michael Nokes the sales manager. He was easy to get along with and a general overall nice guy. I would definitely recommend key west ford to anyone looking for a brand new or used ford. Lino didn’t pressure me into buying that first day I arrived. You will feel comfortable dealing with him and Michael nokes.
Excellent service and follow through
We were window shopping for a new vehicle in the near future. Tom showed us exactly what we wanted and made the deal happen today. We are exceptionally happy with his service and would recommend friends and family go see him at Key West Ford!
Very helpful, knowledgeable staff that made it easy to decide on a vehicle. We are happy with the experience and would definitely recommend this dealership.
Change is a good thing
Best attention to my needs & very respectful 😊
Jag and the team are very hospitable. They all made me feel as tho’ I was their guest. I was lucky that they had exactly what I needed in the lot and I was given the best deal I could have hoped for. Thank you, Jag !
We went to the dealership and found a car we liked, our dealer was Jag Dhillon and he sold me an amazing car and we were able to negotiate a good price. Would recommend
Got a great 2018 F150
Very happy to deal with Jag. Got a new F150 at a great deal and he was able to close the deal within minutes. The truck was courtesy detailed and he made sure I had no questions before I left the dealership.
Would deal with the dealership again in the future.
Fantastic deal and service on purchasing used vehicle
I was looking for good quality used car for my daughter who is attending University. Found car that she liked in excellent condition at Key West Ford dealership in New Westminster. Received fantastic deal from Jag who followed through with a minor servicing item before delivery. Jag was courteous to our family and pleasure to deal with. We appreciated keeping us apprised of detail and items through follow up.
Great and friendly dealership of which I would strongly recommend to anyone looking for a car to purchase.
Was a nice day a good deal and will go back in the near for another good deal!
Had a nice follow up and much liked.
Murray and Judy foley
Most folks know of the Model T. It’s a frequently discussed classic car that was the vehicle that popularized gasoline automobiles in America. However, Henry Ford and his company were behind the creation of several other important automobiles in that era, and each helped to shape the look of this country’s roads. One of these was the Model N.
The Ford Model N was first introduced in 1906 as a proper successor to the Model A (the first of Ford’s gasoline machines) and the Model C. Its objective was clear: to act as the entry-level line for the company’s offerings, giving the masses a chance to own a car even if they weren’t particularly monied individuals.
Constructed at the corporation’s Piquette Avenue Plant, the Model N was different than what came before it. It was a front-engine car with a four-cylinder engine, the latter of which was 149 cubic inches, had L-head valves, and produced 15 horses. It drove the rear wheels with a long shaft and was paired to a two-speed manual transmission. Other particulars of this vehicle include an 84-inch wheelbase and the incorporation of vanadium steel—a first for any American vehicle.
The Model N became American’s best-selling car. Seven thousand units were sold by 1908 for approximately $500 a pop. It came only in the color maroon.
It’s been pretty well documented—both here and elsewhere—that Henry Ford profoundly shaped our modern times with his work and innovation pertaining to the automobile and the gasoline engine. But Ford was a tinkerer in many other realms and aspects, too. He was noted as a gifted watch repairman from a young age, for one, but he was a teen titan for another, more salient reason—he built his first steam engine at the ripe age of 15.
That’s right! Teenaged Henry Ford constructed his first steam engine in 1878 after some trial and error. That was the technology of the world back then and it helped him become acclimated with motor design for his later exploits. After all, he held the dream of a gasoline engine close to his heart for years, and it was the half-step he took in 1878 that led to greater things down the road.
Beginning in 1891, Ford linked up with Thomas Edison and his Edison Illuminating Company. It was only two years later that he was promoted to Chief Engineer for the business. As a result, he was flush with enough cash and time to pursue his dream and, in 1893, he finally completed his first gasoline engine.
You might have been wondering where the pickup truck came from and how the market for these wonderful workhorses became so massive in America. Well, perhaps unsurprisingly, you have the Ford Motor Co. to thank for this vehicle’s popularization.
About 100 years ago, it was common for Model T owners to take off the bodywork on the rear half of the car’s frame and replace it with a functional, utility-driven wooden wagon bed. Henry Ford took note of this and his company was the first to put such a machine into actual production in 1917. They bolted a nice, hefty frame to the back of the Model T that enabled it to handle large loads—the Model TT was born.
Retailing for only $600 ($11,500 bucks in today’s money, roughly and when adjusted for inflation), the Model TT first went on sale on July 27, 1917. It featured a stretched wheelbase and the ability to move around 1 ton of payload. By 1928, Ford Motor Co. quickly sold through 1.3 million units, giving other manufactures great envy. In fact, Chevrolet knew that the preeminent Detroit manufacturer had a hit right away, and elected to debut their 490 Light Delivery Truck as a copycat in 1918.
The Model TT’s ancestor, the Ford F-150, has been America’s best-selling car since 1977. Call us to schedule a test drive today!
You may have heard of The Henry Ford Museum but do you know its origins? The truth is, it didn’t start out as “The Henry Ford Museum” at all—not in the slightest!
The Henry Ford Museum was originally known as the Thomas Edison Institute in Dearborn, Michigan. Ford and Edison were close and, in 1929 upon the 50th birthday of the incandescent light bulb, the former threw a party for the latter to commemorate Edison’s achievements. It was Ford that gave the dedication and that acted as the brainchild of the museum, however, and it later opened to the public in 1933.
Things can change quickly, however. Upon Henry Ford’s death in 1947, the museum was renamed in his honor and grew to reflect his achievements. It still reflects the genius of various amazing Americans, but now the institute has every Ford car ever built on display—more than 200, including the 15 millionth Model T, the world’s first Mustang, the GM-built 1997 EV1 electric car, and even the Ford 999 that broke the world speed record in 1904. In addition, there are home appliances, machines, furniture, and farm tools from the house of Ford’s youth.
Did you know that Henry Ford and Thomas Edison were “homies?” Indeed, the two men shared a friendship and a working relationship that would change the course of history.
Back in the 1890s, young Henry Ford was an engineer at the Edison Illuminating Company. In his off-hours, he would tinker with developing a gasoline engine. Catching heed of his early work, Thomas Edison prompted him to continue with his work after he poured over plans for a horseless carriage.
Edison’s mentorship eventually led to the creation of Ford’s first vehicle, the Quadricycle. Constructed in 1896, the automobile consisted of four bike wheels, a gearbox, tiller, and a four-horsepower motor. In the end, young Henry was so appreciative of his boss’s influence that, later on in life when Edison died in 1931, he had the famous inventor’s son capture his dad’s last breath in a test tube. Ford treasured it as a memorial to someone he considered a dear friend.
You’re familiar with soybeans but did you realize they have an application in automobiles?
It’s true! Interestingly, Ford has integrated soybeans into the cushions, seat backs, and headrests of each and every car they’ve built in North America since 2007. But the story goes back much further than that. As early as the 1940s, Henry Ford experimented with incorporating biomaterials into his machines. He simply thought it was the right thing to do—and thus, the company picked up that sentiment in the new millennium and ran with it.
Ford has used half a trillion soybeans (yes, half a TRILLION!) since 2007, planting them into more than 18.5 million vehicles. As a result, the company has kept greater than 228 million pounds of carbon dioxide from leaking into our atmosphere. In fact, North Carolina State University estimates that number is the same amount that would be consumed by four million trees on an annual basis. Thus, the automaker’s application of soy foam as a plant alternative to petroleum-based products has brought immense sustainability benefits.
Normally, having an outlaw as a fan of your product isn’t necessarily a selling point but when that renegade is purportedly Clyde of “Bonnie & Clyde” fame, well, things certainly get interesting, don’t they?
In 1934, Henry Ford received a letter from a man claiming to be the Clyde Barrow. Within the correspondence, the outlaw praised Ford’s V8 models as the ideal getaway car. Below, you’ll find the full transcript:
Mr Henry Ford Detroit, Mich.
While I still got breath in my lungs, I will tell you what a dandy car you make. I have drove Fords exclusively when I could get away with one. For sustained speed and freedom from trouble, the Ford has got ever other car skinned and even if my business hasen’t been strickly legal, it don’t hurt anything to tell you what a fine car you got in the V8.
Yours truly, Clyde Champion Barrow”
While the authenticity of the above is still under debate—and some feel it was actually Bonnie that wrote it—Clyde Barrow biographer, Jeff Guinn, believes it was indeed Barrow’s penmanship. Regardless, a short time later, Bonnie & Clyde were both shot down in a stolen 1934 Ford. Even in death, their allegiance seemed clear!
You’ve likely heard of the Model T and perhaps the Model A before it, but did you know that neither of those vehicles marked Henry Ford’s first attempt at crafting an automobile?
It’s true! Ford’s initial try at creating a gasoline-powered auto came in the form of his Quadricycle. This was the most stripped down and simple of all of his creations—it was designed to be lean and basic so as to minimize costs. Thus, he used common materials that included a leather belt and chain drive for the transmission, the seat from an existing buggy, and a frame constructed from angle iron. The machine made use of a two-cylinder engine that the inventor based off a Kane-Pennington design as depicted in American Machinist magazine’s January 9, 1896 issue. This motor utilized overhead exhaust and atmospheric intake valves to produce a total of 4 HP at 500 revolutions per minute (RPM). Although it was initially air cooled, the industrialist later added water jackets. Also, it was paired with a two-speed manual transmission.
Before moving on to the construction of his second automobile, Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 in late 1896 before buying it back in 1904 for $65.
If you read our previous blog entry here, you may be intrigued to learn that the “Sweepstakes” racer was not the only car of its kind that Henry Ford developed. Indeed, there were two others that he crafted in the same year!
Around March 3, 1902, Tom Cooper, a champion bicyclist, contacted Ford because he wanted the engineer to build him a racer. Soon, they came to an agreement on the creation of two cars— the “999” and the “Arrow.” Shop space at 81 Park Place in Detroit was procured for this purpose, and ten employees were soon contracted to work ten hours a day for ten cents an hour on the project.
The racers were named after railroad express trains and their construction was helmed by Ed Huff, Gus Degener, and C. Harold Wills. Eventually, the 999 would be ready, but no one behind the effort wanted to actually drive it—it was too ferocious! Unlike the Sweepstakes from the prior year, this machine had an output of between 80 to 100 horses. Eventually, Cooper was able to rope in his buddy Barney Oldfield, and the latter learned how to operate the auto within a week. Oldfield ended up winning the race and Ford was more famous than ever as a result.
Did you know that Henry Ford had the need for speed?
Perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising that the founder of the car manufacturer that would eventually craft the Mustang would be interested in high-speed machines, but nonetheless, we felt you would definitely enjoy this story. It began back in 1901 following the dissolution of the Detroit Automobile Company. Former stockholders of that entity still had partial ownership of its Cass Avenue plant, granting Henry Ford the opportunity to build the vehicle of his choice. His immediate thought? Construct a racer!
Ford knew all about engines and surmised that building such a speed-oriented machine would attract the necessary attention to firmly establish himself within his field. Thus, with help from a group of steadfast friends—Oliver Barthel, C. Harold Wills, and Ed “Spider” Huff—the industrialist crafted the “Sweepstakes” racer in mid-1901. It was a sleek, light, two-cylinder vehicle that managed to output 26 horses. Total cost to create? A cool five grand.
Ford entered the machine at a race on Grosse Pointe equestrian track on October 10, 1901, where he defeated Alexander Winton's 40-horsepower car. They actually balanced the car as he whipped around curves by having Ed Huff hang on to the running board, enabling speeds of nearly a mile each minute. Prizes included a cut-glass punch bowl and $1000.