Unboxing Goldvarg's '58 Ford NYPD
1) I (always) appreciate your back-stories & photos.
2) Sergio's commitment to detail/accuracy. How many times have we've seen Police liveries unrealistically applied to "anything?" (hardtops, 2-drs, etc...) Sergio goes the extra mile to ensure authenticity and collectors have noticed.
Looks like another great model from Goldvarg. Does anyone know why the NYPD chose black for the front fenders?
Inverness, Illinois, USA
@ed-davis Good question....
From what I know/remember reading, NY Police cars were originally black. For some reason, the bodies were then painted green but front & rear fenders remained black. Speculation for the green color ranges from lack of black paint to celebrating the Irish heritage within the department. Not having separate rear fenders, 1950's cars incorporated a variety of rear-quarter black paint schemes (either all black or black below trim or a body line, etc..) while front fenders simply remained all black. At some point, white was applied to roofs (and trunks) to locate Police cars quicker from the air, etc..
My scale collection contains a "sub-collection" of Police cars but just "Black & Whites" (LAPD only).
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