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Old 07-30-2017, 01:08 PM   #21
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That is still considered the west coast just not at nor in the ocean just yet.
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Old 07-30-2017, 02:29 PM   #22
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ding-ding the bell MGG is correct, my Dad was at Duke and marched in the band and better yet, his friend filmed it!! in color
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Old 08-03-2017, 07:27 PM   #23
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My original question was not really answered.
Kinda morphed into the rose parade.

What year did Ford offer the public white as a color choice on cars ???
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Old 08-03-2017, 07:47 PM   #24
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I am sitting here looking at color chips from 1950 Ford passenger cars. Also listed are 1942, 1946, 1947-1948, and 1949. There is no white listed, unless you can stretch cream into white.
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Old 08-04-2017, 10:00 AM   #25
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The reason I am interested in the year is that my dad purchased a
new 41' sedan and he claimed the dealer said it was the first white
Ford sold in the county .
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Old 08-04-2017, 10:20 AM   #26
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White paint features were generally for fleet vehicles so you don't see it much in early Ford cars but it was there. I've seen a Model K Ford from 1907 that was all white and I've see fleet Model T vehicles that were also white. Believe what you want but white has always been a choice although not necessarily a popular one. Ford started offering standard colors again in the late model T days but they were mostly pastel colors or earth tones with black fenders. White would generally have been a special order fleet color and mostly for commercial type vehicles.

My Pop bought a 41 tudor after he got back from Italy in 1945. It was a folkstone gray color. Used but not used up. He used that car to go back to college with and up until 1948 when he bought one of my Grandad's old cars from him. I think it was the first car he had that had a radio in it.
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Old 08-04-2017, 06:38 PM   #27
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Old 08-04-2017, 08:52 PM   #28
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I doubt white was popular until the streets were a lot less muddy.
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Old 08-04-2017, 09:03 PM   #29
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...he claimed the dealer said it was the first white
Ford sold in the county.
Sorry for the snark, but... What a car dealer said... Case closed.
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Old 08-05-2017, 09:55 AM   #30
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A photo my grandfather marching with a band in the 1917 Pasadena New Year (Rose Bowl) parade.
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Old 08-05-2017, 10:40 AM   #31
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For non special order I would say snowshoe white in 1955. The sungate ivory is more a cream color from the years just prior? Friend of mine was a body shop foreman for a Ford dealer in that era said they ordered cars in solid white and then would "Tutone" them to the color combination the customer requested. Today you cannot retail order a non standard color.
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Old 08-05-2017, 11:53 AM   #32
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as a side note--would love to have a 55 snowshoe white with red interior country squire, like my Grandma used to have!!
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Old 08-05-2017, 12:00 PM   #33
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A photo my grandfather marching with a band in the 1917 Pasadena New Year (Rose Bowl) parade.
You guys keep talking about the Rose Bowl in this thread.
There were no white Fords in the Rose Bowl parade in Pasadena, California.
The white Fords were in the Rose Festival parade in Portland, Oregon.
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Old 08-05-2017, 03:59 PM   #34
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The Queen's car for the 1939 Portland Rose Festival was white. And still is. See the photos.



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Old 08-05-2017, 11:39 PM   #35
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I once saw a '53 o Rd maybe a '54 that was ordered by a car deal in Az for his wife. White body, interior, and convertible top. It also had factory ac. I guess it got hot in AZ even back then.
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Old 08-07-2017, 08:45 PM   #36
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I'm pretty sure the first assembly line production white Fords were the 1953 pace car replica convertibles.

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Old 08-07-2017, 09:33 PM   #37
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I remember seeing a number of white (or 'whitish", not pale yellow nor light tan, etc.) shoebox Fords in the early '50's. This was in rural southern Minnesota. They were only a few years old and owned by farmers so not likely to be repainted.
One in particular was stuck in a snowbank in the ditch. Dad stopped to help but came back to the car and said the guy was drunk so we left him there spinning his wheels like mad. Didn't know a Ford six could rev so high! Dad went back the next morning to check on him and "That Ford wasn't making noise anymore!" As I remember, the guy didn't want a ride. (Maybe he had wet pants!)
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