The Ford Motor Company of Canada was founded in 1904. The company was located in Walkerville, Ontario and was originally known as the Walkerville Wagon Company. The Ford Motor Company of Canada was set up to manufacture Ford automobiles for Canada and the British Empire. The Ford Motor Company in Detroit transferred the patent and selling rights to the new company, in order to avoid the tariff rates for non-British Empire countries.
Ford of Canada were the suppliers of cars to the entire British Empire, except for Great Britain. As a result, Canadian built Model T cars are found all over the world, including Australia and New Zealand.
Before 1913, Canadian built Model Ts used engines sent up from the Highland Park plant, and the serial numbers were a subset of the U.S. numbers. The "Made in U.S.A." was ground off the blocks of cars assembled in Canada. In 1913 Ford Canada began casting their own blocks and assigned Canadian-specific serial numbers, starting with C1. Records on Canadian cars and engines are incomplete and it is very difficult to determine now with any accuracy Canadian production data. That being said, however, we have the following figures from "Model T Ford, The Car That Changed The World", By Bruce W. McCalley LCCN:93-80697, which is a must read for any Model T enthusiast.
Records of Canadian serial numbers and production are incomplete, and the records that do exist are far less accurate than those maintained by Ford in the U.S.
Starting in 1913, Ford began assigning serial numbers to Canadian built cars with a 'C' prefix. There is also records indicating that a 'B' series of engine numbers were also assigned. These are engine numbers from B1 to B12247, and they were manufactured from October 1, 1912 to September 30, 1913 at an engine factory in Detroit.
|May 1, 1913 to July 31, 1913||C1-C1500|
|Aug. 1, 1913 to July 31, 1914||C1501-C16500|
|Aug. 1, 1914 to July 31, 1915||C16501-C37500|
|Aug. 1, 1915 to July 31, 1916||C37501-C70000|
|Aug. 1, 1916 to July 31, 1917||C70001-C121000|
|Aug. 1, 1917 to July 31, 1918||C121001-C170000|
|Aug. 1, 1918 to July 31, 1919||C170001-C208500|
|Aug. 1, 1919 to July 31, 1920||C208501-C262500|
|Aug. 1, 1920 to May 31, 1921||C262501-C299500|
|1920 (August - December)||15,626|
The Ford production figures up until 1921 follow their fiscal year from August to July of the following year, and after 1921 follow calendar year.