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Very interesting indeed.....
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Yea - thanks for posting Ray - nice car. Love that shot from the top of the building looking down on all the cars.

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Just as John Rotella of Tbird Registry http://www.tbirdregistry.com has done, the International Ford Retractable Club (IFRC) maintains a database of surviving Retractable Fords. This database is dedicated to the same principle that the Tbird Registry is. To recover as much original production information as possible regarding these cars, whether junked, scrapped, parted out, or being restored or in use. Like the Tbird Registry, they use the data plate information to document each car. As this says, if we do not obtain data plate information before a car is junked, scrapped, or crushed, we may never be able to document that car. I learned something that I did not know about from this form. Others might have known this though. According to this, much of the productions records (and I assume records of ALL Fords produced up to then) were lost in a fire at Ford's Rotunda on Nov. 9, 1962. Previously to seeing that, I had thought they had just been disposed of for whatever reason. Here is the breakdown of Skyliner production by year, by engine, by plant. Thanks to Al Fromm for providing this information.
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