HISTORY : The original cars were hand built for the wealthy in the mid to late 1800's. By the 1880's, more independent car builders built less expensive vehicle for the middle working class using bicycle parts. Since these vehicles were very fuel efficient and affordable, an international building standard where small mechanic shops built the cyclecar in the service industry to a customer's budget. Ferrari and other notable race car companies developed most of the innovation used today on all cars. When Ferrari refused to sell their company, Ford built the GT 40 based of Ferrari's design.