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Alexander 11-04-2002 02:11 PM

DSO - what does it mean?
 
I have found documentation from Ford that DSO stands for District Sales Office - where the car is delivered. Ford has used this abbreviation even in the 1950's. Special order cars such as the Stainless Steel 1960 thunderbirds and the Ryder Truck colored 1960 Thunderbird have DSO stamped into the data plate. This car was directly delivered to Ryder Truck - not a usual district sales office. Some have suggested that this stands for Domestic Special Order. It seems implausible that that Ford would use the same acronym for two very meanings. Does anyone have documentation that Ford used this abbreviation to mean Domestic Special Order?

http://www.squarebirds.org/1960dso_s...data_plate.jpg
data plate from the Ryder truck yellow paint 1960 Thunderbird courtesy of Scott Wright

Alexander
1959 Hardtop
1960 Golde Top

SandyBoy 11-08-2002 06:16 PM

RE: DSO - what does it mean?
 
Alexander, how many Ryder Truck Colored '60 T-Birds were made & WHY???
By the way.....DSO stood for DOMESTIC special order in everything I ever read, but was always followed by a reference # Example...All 1984 thru 1990 ascMcLarens were DSO-32

Alexander 11-08-2002 09:00 PM

RE: DSO - what does it mean?
 
One Thunderbird was painted that color for vice president of Ryder truck. Soon after delivery of the car, he dcided that it was too yellow and had it repainted Moroccan Ivory. More details can be found at http://www.squarebirds.org/1960dso_scott_wright.htm .

Alexander
1959 Hardtop
1960 Golde Top

SandyBoy 11-13-2002 12:07 PM

RE: DSO - what does it mean?
 
Interesting read. So, there was only 1 in that color. Could/Would never take place in 2002.:-(


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