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Product Placement: 1938

Product Placement: 1938

November 25, 1938. Washington, D.C. "Ford Motor Co. New medical center parking garage." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.


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These are probably my favorite Ford stylings, which I believe were from the pen of Tom Tjaarda. Tjaarda was (again, if I am correct) responsible for the 1937 Lincoln Zephyr which strongly influenced the "look" you see here.

My grandpa had a '39 Tudor Deluxe which is recalled as being what could be best described as a shade deeper than "Crest Toothpaste" green. It was a lovely machine despite the color portrayal.

Cars of Detroit

1939 Lincoln Zephyr, Mercury 8 (1st year) & Ford Deluxe Tudor look great. Yes, double sided whitewalls were a dealer option. Wish I could get these new today! Too bad they didn't use color photography.

Left to Right

1939 models of Lincoln, Mercury and Ford.

Line 'Em Up

No parking stripes yet -- although it's been my experience in situations like this that the first vehicle to park tends to set the geometry for how everyone else parks.

A pain to clean

It appears that the tires on these cars have white sidewalls on both sides. Was that common in 1938?

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