An Old Ford…

Submitted by BRBill January 10th, 2012
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While transferring pictures from one computer to the other, i came across these in one of the files. They’re a bit worse for wear but since there’s been a few pics of vintage automobileage here lately, i thought i’d run these out.

This one is entitled “Ok so i wasted a film Oct 47”. One of the pictures taken by my papa when the folks were in New London, Connecticut when he was going to sub school after the war. Note the special sub base plate. It seems that he didn’t waste any film as it was expensive even on a officer’s salary.  In January 48, they moved to Key West for the next six years.

This one is titled “Parked behind Conn. College Oct 47”. That’s my mama in the passengers seat. Doesn’t look like the snow has begun to fall yet. I have some pics from Dec 47 where they’re standing almost to their waists in snow. I do imagine that Key West was quite a change from the snow in Connecticut….So, anyone know what model Ford this is?

6 Responses to “An Old Ford…”

  1. Allee Willis

    Beautiful! Mark Milligan will be able to pinpoint this model. I’m going to guess 40s, though not sure before or after the war.

    I never use to dig cars this old and only collected ones made in the 50s and 60s. But through the years I’ve come to really appreciate these babies and would never stop one from sitting in my drive.

  2. Mark Milligan

    Sitting outside having lunch, so the screen is very dim, but first guess would be ’47. I’ll take another look tonight!

  3. Mark Milligan

    I don’t think it’s a ’47, they had the parking lights down below the headlights. Best guess is 1946 Tudor. Ford dubbed them “Fordors” and “Tudors” in those days.

    I am more of a 50’s-70’s car guy, so I poked around a little on the web for this, so it could quite possibly be earlier, but not much. During the war they didn’t come out with new models, so it was a bit boring on the styling front for awhile, and understandably. I love the “Sub Base New London” bolted on to the top of the CT plates, that is something I’ve never seen before. And I think it’s doubly cool, because my cousin Dale was based out of New London in the late 60’s-early 70’s when he would ride around the planet on submarines for the navy. Very nice!

  4. BRBill

    Thank you Mark for the information and your taking the time to dig around. I’ll ask my mama what she remembers about the ride.