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Need car ID, photo dated August 1950

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Hi all - Anyone know what kind of car this is? It was my mother's first car. The photo is professionally framed with a stamp on the back that says August 25, 1950. When I was young, we just called it the green jalopy!

Thanks!

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I don't see the 51 taillight spears made of stainless, so it must be 50. 

 

the door handle type tells the difference between 49 versus 50, as 49 had a pull handle, and 50 was a more conventional pushbutton.

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And the name 'green jalopy' suggest that it was painted "Sportsmen Green".  A very bright color (chartreuse) color that everyone  who saw it would have remembered.  ;)

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A long time ago someone wrote in to Mechanix Illustrated and asked test driver Tom McCahill what the difference is between a 49 and a 50 Ford. He said "One Year".

 

Most of the actual differences have already been pointed out in this thread. One more difference, the little knight (or whatever he is) on the hood has a longer fin on his helmet in 50 than he did in 49.

 

 

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