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Old 05-22-2019, 04:15 PM   #21
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Default Re: 12 colors available in 1940

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As the OP mentions, Como Blue is often mentioned in various online sources as being an original color on a 1940 Ford.

According to other posters here, Como Blue was not a '40 Ford color.

Was Como Blue a Mercury only color? If so, was it only used in 1940?

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Como Blue was NEVER a '40 Ford color.

One must be very diligent when it comes to choosing a color if authenticity is critical.
That chart in post #16 is a huge example of incorrect data being turned out to the public. I know of at least one law suit brought on due to a person choosing a '40 Ford color from that chart only to find it was not.
Kind of late in the game to discover you'd already painted your car the wrong color.
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Old 05-22-2019, 05:24 PM   #22
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Yes, that's the mirror. My 40 came with one just like that.
It was an accessory and cost 70 cents.
Available 1938-41
The little" cluster design" screws and nuts are very rare. Cost 6 cents new.

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Old 05-24-2019, 06:40 AM   #23
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This may help someone in the future. Note that black is missing.


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Old 05-24-2019, 08:10 AM   #24
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This may help someone in the future. Note that black is missing.


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Glenn, This may also hinder folks. Sahara Tan was never an offering in '40.
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Old 05-24-2019, 08:33 AM   #25
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Oh well, thanks for the correction Kube.


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Old 05-24-2019, 08:44 AM   #26
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I think too many of those lists have Ford, Lincoln and Mercury colors all together as colors available in 1940 by Ford Motor Company but not necessarily only Ford.
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