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    1909 Ford Model T touring sedan.
    I've been intrigued lately with the very early automobiles of the late 19th century and early 20th century.
    As a point of interest; Ford didn't start the "any color as long as it's black" approach until 1914.
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    Looks good enough to eat.
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    I love it Ron, One question though, I thought those were always black, did they produce red ones like you show?
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    Nice, Ron. Those vintage cars looked awesome with all the brass they had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizard509 View Post
    I love it Ron, One question though, I thought those were always black, did they produce red ones like you show?
    Hi Larry,

    As I stated in my comment, “Ford” didn’t start the “any color as long as it’s black” policy until 1914.

    The reason for going for production of only black cars in 1914, was so Ford could greatly reduce the price of their cars, making them more affordable to the general public.
    This greatly boosted Ford sales as a result.

    Black paint was less expensive to use than using color paints and in many ways made production much less costly. Thus, passing on the savings to the consumer proved to be a huge success for Ford.
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    Thanks Ron, I did read that, still I wondered. I had an uncle that was well known for repairing or restoring those cars.(not sure which) but I think repairing, but cannot ask him because he is gone now. He was a farmer, lived in a small town.
    ,owned a welding shop where he mostly repaired farm machinery. I worked for him one harvest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wizard509 View Post
    Thanks Ron, I did read that, still I wondered. I had an uncle that was well known for repairing or restoring those cars.(not sure which) but I think repairing, but cannot ask him because he is gone now. He was a farmer, lived in a small town.
    ,owned a welding shop where he mostly repaired farm machinery. I worked for him one harvest.
    How cool! You must have learned a lot!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Duke View Post
    1909 Ford Model T touring sedan.
    I've been intrigued lately with the very early automobiles of the late 19th century and early 20th century.
    As a point of interest; Ford didn't start the "any color as long as it's black" approach until 1914.
    Hi Ron,
    Love it. I spent most of my childhood around Model A's and T's. My dad had a parts store for them, and my Grandparents we part of a club in my hometown in California.
    All the best,
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    Lucky you, Matt. Awesome cars to grow up around.

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    Thank you Gary, Gray, Larry and Matt.
    I appreciate your looking and your kind comments.
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