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Old 01-10-2012, 11:26 PM
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How many of trucks like mine were sold

I watch alot of Auto Actions on tv and the announcers always say..."Ford made 2000 of theses ***** and only 20 of them were sold in white".....

I have googled and cant find out where to get the info on how many of my truck/trim/paint Ford sold in 2004.....Just thought it would be interesting to see...
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Old 01-11-2012, 09:22 AM
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...and only 20 of them were sold in white".....
In 1925 all you could get was a black truck.
In 1926, if you purchased the bed seperate it was still black but trucks that came from the factory were black with a green bed.
In 1927, Henry went crazy and offered customers Black, Blue or Brown.
In 1928, commercial trucks were offered in Black or Ross Moss Green.
These trucks didn't have a lot of options but, the customer did get to choose the wood floors.
Beech, Birch, Maple, Pine & Oak were offered.

1929 added several more colors but, not white
and for 1930 my reference just says the customers had 40 exterior colors to choose from, which probably included white.

If you think about it, in 1930 with so many unpaved roads of rut and mud and car washes non-existent and indoor plumbing (i.e. house spigots) rare,
only an insane person would order a white vehicle.

As to your how many question, I don't think Ford releases figures by trim line or paint.
All that's out there is total yearly production and some option percentages (81.9 % had automatic transmission, etc...)

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Old 01-11-2012, 10:05 AM
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In 1925 all you could get was a black truck.
In 1926, if you purchased the bed seperate it was still black but trucks that came from the factory were black with a green bed.
In 1927, Henry went crazy and offered customers Black, Blue or Brown.
In 1928, commercial trucks were offered in Black or Ross Moss Green.
These trucks didn't have a lot of options but, the customer did get to choose the wood floors.
Beech, Birch, Maple, Pine & Oak were offered.

1929 added several more colors but, not white
and for 1930 my reference just says the customers had 40 exterior colors to choose from, which probably included white.

If you think about it, in 1930 with so many unpaved roads of rut and mud and car washes non-existent and indoor plumbing (i.e. house spigots) rare,
only an insane person would order a white vehicle.

As to your how many question, I don't think Ford releases figures by trim line or paint.
All that's out there is total yearly production and some option percentages (81.9 % had automatic transmission, etc...)

Dang Raoul, I kept waiting for the punch line.......
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Old 01-11-2012, 10:22 AM
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Old 01-11-2012, 03:49 PM
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In this day and age, the manufacturer's try to keep production information like that pretty close to the vest for competitive reasons. About the most I've ever seen is for recent Mustangs, and that information is pretty much just broken down by color and whether they had the Deluxe or Premium trim package.

As far as the numbers go for a modern vehicle like the F-150, my guess is that they are probably MUCH higher than you would ever imagine. Back in the 50's and 60's (the era of cars you often see on the TV auctions) there were far more exterior and interior colors combinations offered (as well as vinyl tops in a variety of colors) and numerous options from which to choose when ordering a car. Combine this with the fact that the overall number of vehicles produced back then was typically much lower when compared to today and you can find some pretty "rare" combinations in these era vehicles.

Today, everything is pretty much sold in packages and because of this the overall number of combinations from which you could conceivably choose becomes much smaller. As such, I doubt that many modern vehicles will ever be remotely as collectible as cars from these earlier era's.

Case in point -- I have an '05 F-150 that I purchased new and only put about 500 miles per year on it. In 25 years it will be neat to see a truck like this that is in pristine condition, but I have no delusions whatsoever that it will ever be worth much in terms of resale value no matter how long I keep it.

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Old 01-11-2012, 04:14 PM
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I cant remember the last time I saw a new vehicle the interior wasnt grey or tan. Back in the 80's manufactures figured out grey was neutral and pretty much goes with anything saving money.. Back when my Mach i was made they matched the exterior with the interior. My cars interior is blue..
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Old 01-11-2012, 06:56 PM
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I cant remember the last time I saw a new vehicle the interior wasnt grey or tan..... My cars interior is blue..
The webmaster who created the site had a 1997 F-150 with a burgundy interior.
I think Ford offered that color for only 97-98.
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:39 PM
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I bought my buddy a bench seat out of a '90 XLT Lariat that was burgundy, and the interior trim (dash, etc.) in that truck was, also. His '88 Custom has a blue dash/interior.
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Old 01-15-2012, 07:22 PM
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Thanx guys....I guees....I know I have never seen a truck like my 04 EVER since the day I bought it new....And always had my eyes open for another one on the road
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Old 01-15-2012, 10:04 PM
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Maybe if you have it long enough the Marti folks will end up with the data.

http://www.martiauto.com/reports2.cfm

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Old 01-16-2012, 12:14 AM
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Not to steal the thread but I would have thought my 06 Lariat a bit limited as it's a Smokestone and until just this moment I thought the color was limited to just my model F150 ---- but horror of horrors, I see comments online that it is/was available on the 2010 Fusion?! Bummer.
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Old 01-16-2012, 12:44 AM
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But you would think they know how many of what kind and what color was sold in the US on any given year just so they know what sells and what dont.....Im like you Smokin Lariat....I believe my color of my truck is rather rare (Dark Shadow Grey) but they might offer it on other vehicles....Lightnings I believe
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Old 01-16-2012, 01:05 AM
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From what Ive seen on this forum dark shadow grey is not all that rare. I think there is even a thread called "Show off your dark shadow grey truck"
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Old 01-16-2012, 01:11 AM
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I'd actually be more interested in the one that got away. Instead of results based on my existing VIN/combo, I'd rather know how many, say 2001-2003 lariat or 03 king ranch supercab 4x4s in black were built with moonroofs & heated seats, and where to find the ones that are left. Just a different twist on the data set.
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Old 01-16-2012, 01:19 AM
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From what Ive seen on this forum dark shadow grey is not all that rare. I think there is even a thread called "Show off your dark shadow grey truck"
But what I would be interested to know is what KIND of f150 has the dark shadow grey....
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