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10 Strange and Unusual Facts You Should Know About Ford

These Facts About Ford Could Make Fun Trivia

Perhaps more than any other car manufacturer, the history of the Ford Motor Company is full of twists and turns. We’ve selected 10 anecdotes we think you’ll enjoy.

“Any customer can have a Model T painted any color that he wants so long as it is black” is not true.

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Ironically in the first years of production from 1908 to 1913, the Ford Model T was not even available in black. The colors available in those years were grey, green, blue, and red. Green was available for the touring cars, town cars, coupes, and Landaulets. Grey was only available for the town cars, and red only for the touring cars. By 1912, all cars were being painted midnight blue with black fenders. It was only in 1914 that the “any color so long as it is black” policy was finally implemented.

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