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08-31-2010 04:53 PM

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They are coming back to black

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#1 posted 08-31-2010 05:04 PM

Car 54 Where Are You?!

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#2 posted 08-31-2010 05:09 PM

Looks like a 1950 Ford standard sedan. I don’t recall those specific cars as police cruisers, my earliest memory of seeing police cars was early 1970’s Ford LTD’s with the black and white paint job…

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#3 posted 08-31-2010 05:14 PM

Sweet post, love old tucks and cars :)
Thanks for posting :)

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#4 posted 08-31-2010 05:18 PM


I think that is either a ‘50 or ‘51 Coupe…..You can tell by the flat turn signals and grill….the door handles were different, too. My first car was a ‘49 Ford…Bought it with the money I made hauling hay in Oklahoma. I was 16 years old, and didn’t have a sign of a drivers licence……..I drove that Ford from Ok. to Texas..Went by and got my grandma and took her with me home… licence, no insurance, no worries….lol.
The passenger side had a hole in the floorboard so big, you could see the highway passing under you….

Didn’t bother my grandma a bit…she just put a foot on each side of the hole, and away we went..180 miles…

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#5 posted 08-31-2010 08:53 PM

It’s a 1949 Ford

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#6 posted 08-31-2010 09:25 PM

Felt like I needed to check the speed I was going the instant I saw this.

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#7 posted 08-31-2010 09:39 PM

Rick, I bet grandma was glad it wasn’t raining! My father had a ‘49 Ford, light blue with dark blue interior.

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#8 posted 08-31-2010 10:00 PM

“Once you’ve gone black, you always come back!” ;)

My first auto was a ‘53 Ford Customline, followed by a ‘49 Ford half ton pickup. We called the pickup “Cuddles”. That truck had character!

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#9 posted 08-31-2010 10:00 PM

it even manage to arive in Denmark a copple of years back
a policeman bought one in US and he has it as a private car
mostly for fun but allso driving weddingbride in it…lol
thank´s for posting

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#10 posted 08-31-2010 10:10 PM

Can’t be a ‘51 as they had two bullets in the grill. The ‘49s had a differential problem. My father bought a ‘49 and lost two differentials within a couple of years. Traded it off for a ‘51 which I got in ‘59 and drove for several years until I unwisely traded it for a ‘57 which was an ex-hot rod and pretty well used up before I got it.

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#11 posted 08-31-2010 10:31 PM

My first car was a black ‘50 Ford four-door sedan like the one in the photo. Without a good side profile I can’t tell if this car is a ‘49 or a ‘50. It’s not a ‘51.

Mine was a great car: flat-head V-8, three-speed column shifter, ignition switch and starter button. I had mine all tricked out with custom leatherette interior, lacquered dash and metal trim, shaved hood and deck. And fender skirts. You can’t talk about cars of that era without mentioning fender skirts and moon covers.

Like TNwood, traded mine for a ‘57 Ford Fairlane hardtop with interceptor engine. Nice car too ‘til I totaled it.

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#12 posted 08-31-2010 10:47 PM

My 1st was a 52 Ford convertible white automatic with power windows.
After that I went GM all the way 21 in all.

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#13 posted 08-31-2010 10:48 PM

Oh 22 I just got a new GM

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#14 posted 09-01-2010 02:41 AM

Very classy looking car. Vintage cars have so much more character than the plastic blobs of today.


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#15 posted 09-01-2010 03:55 AM

wood and cars, old and new, doesnt matter what one came first, last ?

both smell like leather, flowers and pretty women

maybe even better ?

I will trade you for ??????

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