Car prices in 1950 in the USA
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Car prices in 1950 in the USA 5 years, 11 months ago #1

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This is the year I was born. If only my parents had thought to buy me one of these back then, what would it be worth today. I will take a 1/2 ton panel, please.



Re: Car prices in 1950 in the USA 5 years, 11 months ago #2

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that is great!
now suddenly I understand tudor and fordor

And look at that telephone number, only 3 digits

Re: Car prices in 1950 in the USA 5 years, 11 months ago #3

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Yes, two door and four door.
I can remember 4 digit phone numbers from Vancouver as a kid, If you lived in CA4 ( Castle exhange number 4) you only had to dial the last 4 digits of the number. If you lived in another exchange, say Regent (RE) you had to dial all 7 numbers.
I also remember dialing '0' for the operator and asking to be put through to a number or just picking up the phone and telling the operator the number you wanted. I also remember party lines as my grandmother was on one. That is all 1950's stuff.
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Re: Car prices in 1950 in the USA 5 years, 11 months ago #4

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the optional floor mats will cost that much these days

Re: Car prices in 1950 in the USA 5 years, 11 months ago #5

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That is about right, Shane.

Re: Car prices in 1950 in the USA 5 years, 11 months ago #6

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That's really funny.  Thanks for posting!

A FORD dealer used Tudor and Fordor to describe ALL his used cars! A DODGE FORDor??? FORD used those names for their cars in the 1930s and 40s as a play on words.  Guess the FORD branding dept was not around back then!
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Re: Car prices in 1950 in the USA 5 years, 11 months ago #7

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Their automatic transmissions were titled "Ford-o-Matic", nowhere near as imaginative and evocative as some of their competitors' offerings - Jetaway Hydramatic, Torqueflite, Triple-turbine Dynaflow and so on !
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