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I asked for Help and got an Answer!

Last time I posted an article on my 1969 paisley floor mats. I wanted to know where they originated and if there were any others. One of our sharp eyed readers, David Schuster, came up with the answer.

Since my floor mats have the Ford logo on them it seemed reasonable to assume they were a Ford item. However, they are so rare that I wasn’t sure they were correct Ford parts. Mr. Schuster provided the following photos that tell the story. They were found on page 5 of a 1969 Ford Accessories catalog. Both the red and the blue mats I have are clearly listed as well as a black and white and gold set.

The cover of the 1969 Ford Accessories catalog is a piece of art of the time. I remember the “Better Ideas” light bulb ads but don’t remember the the “For the Active People…” lead in.

See item O. and P. Two-Piece Paisley Vinyl floor mats.
Here is the listing with an image of the mats included.

Here is an enlarged image of the mats.

The photo is not the best but you can see that these appear to be the gold and black paisley floor mats that are identical other than color to mine!

If anyone knows where I can find a set of the black and white ones I would appreciate heads up. Thank you.



Richard

Some of my first and strongest memories from my childhood relate to cars. I still remember when things happened based on what car I was driving at the time. I grew up and lived in Iowa for nearly 40 years before moving to Southern California and now live in Tennessee. I was a Corvette fanatic for years but then re-discovered vintage American Muscle. My wife, Katrina, and I decided we wanted to focus on unique and rare muscle cars. After a lot of research we fell in love with the Ford Blue Oval Aero Cars. These were only built in 1969 and and aerodynamics became an important part of winning races. The only purpose of these limited production cars was to win NASCAR races using the Boss 429 and 427 power plants complimented with a special, wind cheating, aerodynamic body. The Ford Talladega and Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II are terrific and historic cars. This site is devoted to these car and their owners past and present. We provide an Online Registry for recording the long term history and ownership of every remaining Talladega, Spoiler and Spoiler II.

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