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.
Here is an enlarged image of the mats.
If anyone knows where I can find a set of the black and white ones I would appreciate heads up. Thank you.