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    OK, old dogs

    The young members will not know about this.
    I ran cross a picture online of a Ford Model A Pickup.
    My daddy had a Model A car and I remember it. It was black.
    The truck in the picture is yellow. I do not think Ford made any vehicles that were not black.
    I went online and found more pictures of colored Model A's. so I must be wrong.

    Am I mistaken?
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    Don't know about model A's, but model T's came in green the first year or two before becoming black. Learned this at Henry Ford Greenfield Village when I took my model T driving lessons. BTW that was a hoot! 12 horsepower and go anywhere capability, no wonder the car put America on wheels.
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    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
    - Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

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    Obviously, I did not know what I was talking about.

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    I believe the quote from Henry Ford on the Model T goes, "You can have any color as long as it's black."
    Things changed for the Model A.

    Edit: mike above was correct. Model t was black only for a stretch, but offered other colors before and after.



    By the way, I'm 38 going on 60. Am I an old dog?
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    In my mind, your not an old dog until you are 70.
    I am 84 and I take my dog for a walk every morning for 3/4 mile.
    I had a heart attack 15 years ago and after getting out of the hospital, I read book on fitness walking.
    Fourteen years late, I see the cardiologist once a year for follow up.

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    What I find hard to believe, is that Ford sold almost 15 million Model T's from 1909 to 1927 (18 years) but only 10 million Mustangs from 1964 thru 2018 (54 years)...

    ... Only... lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev Williams View Post
    What I find hard to believe, is that Ford sold almost 15 million Model T's from 1909 to 1927 (18 years) but only 10 million Mustangs from 1964 thru 2018 (54 years)...

    ... Only... lol
    There was likely a lot less competition in the marketplace in the time of Model Ts as compared to competition in the market at the time of the Mustang.

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    The model A in my garage is two tone tan. Sorry Lowell. They called one of them Copra Drab.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev Williams View Post
    What I find hard to believe, is that Ford sold almost 15 million Model T's from 1909 to 1927 (18 years) but only 10 million Mustangs from 1964 thru 2018 (54 years)...

    ... Only... lol
    How many other models did ford have back in the Model T era. So you would have to add all the models from the Mustang era to see how many were sold

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    my fascination is with the sheer numbers-- while there was a lot less competition in the auto industry back then, there was also a lot less population to buy cars in the first place. And Mustangs have always been popular, I believe the first model year sales record still belongs to Mustang?

    So Ford sold 50% more T's than Mustangs, in 1/3 the time, with roughly half the available buyers...

    We should all be that successful!
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    I was absolutely mistaken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lowell holmes View Post
    I was absolutely mistaken.

    We're used to that, Lowell.
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