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When we saw this picture we immediately wondered what colour this 1934 Ford would have been painted. Computer experts are writing new software all the time and it is becoming easier to do very clever things with our computers.
That means some people are enjoying 'colourising' old black and white images with very good results.
Little did the smart well-dressed lady realise that someone in the future would be changing the colour of her skirt to suit the changing colour of the car.
Which do you prefer?
Henry Ford is famous for mass production and we can believe he once said ..."Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black."
He was experimenting with the assembly line, at the time, and only fast-drying black paint allowed for "full-speed" assembly.
Whether he said it or not, it's good advertising and although we are unable to give you the name of the elegant lady, we can have a stab at identifying the car and we have come up with 1934 Ford Victoria.
As always, we welcome information you can offer about Ford colour schemes and perhaps the lady's name, and before you ask.... No, we didn't change the car's colour. We are not clever enough. Besides, we are too busy mending/driving our old cars and we hope you are too.
Text Robin Batchelor, picture courtesy SHORPY, colourised by 'Motobean'.
Last weekend, the InterClassics show was held in Maastricht. It was the first big European car show of 2017 and what a great way to kick off the season! At the PreWarCar.com-PostWarClassic.com stand, we were happy to catch up with old friends, meet new ones and see some of the most amazing cars that were on show: from the extremely impressive Facel Vegas to Ferrari's through the years. What we at PreWarCar.com were most interested in was to see the amount of cars built before 1940 on show.
Our own stand had 2 cars: a small 1925 Amilcar and a huge Bentley Royale Custom. Completely different cars but both having their own elegance and power. The Bentley with the 2 eight inline engines was the real showtopper but the Amilcar will also feature in the pictures of the many many visitors that have shown up.
In total, we have seen 36 pre-war cars and we were happily suprised to see some of them. They vary from a small Austin to a very luxurious Isotta Fraschini. We saw Bugatti, BMW, Invicta, Bentley, Fiat and many others….
Please enjoy our photos:
A famous Humber racer in retirement
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