The building of the first car factory in Brazil is 101 years old, but the future is uncertain

The most incredible thing is that even after so long, virtually all of the factory's original features remain, such as the glass panels (although many are broken or painted), the perfectly aligned hexagonal columns, and the small bricks of the facade.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - It is the first construction in the country to be built as a car factory. It is located at Rua Solon 145, in the Bom Retiro neighborhood of São Paulo, and despite its advanced age of more than a century, it still stands firm and strong.

Until the mid-1910s, most of the vehicles imported into Brazil and South America were from Europe. This scenario changed with the beginning of World War I, which practically interrupted automobile imports from that continent to us.

In 1913, there was already a Ford branch in Argentina (the first . . .

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