Wednesday, April 21, 2021

How Dupont had a hand in getting people to want to buy a new car. Why? Well, they'd bought the controlling share of GM.

 in 1921 Dupont took over the controlling share of GM and in 1924 GM started selling cars in different colors


  1. The way I understand it, Ford made the Model T in different colors to start, but they switched to all black because the black paint dried the fastest. This allowed Ford to make and sell more cars. This video doesn't say it, but I would guess that there was also some improvement in the paint quality that helped the car companies make more colors available.

    Planned obsolescence has changed a lot since the early days. In the 30s, 40s and 50s, there were pretty significant changes from year to year, like 30s and 40s Fords, and 55-60 Chevrolets. Now, my 2012 Durango looks almost the same as a new 2021 model. That must have cost a lot in tooling and engineering changes every year.

    1. the paint drying was something I posted a couple years ago too.
      Sometime in the 1910s or 20s, the model t was half the cars on American roads... he sold a hell of a lot of them!
      And I posted about what colors were available, but years ago, and I don't remember what the number was anymore. I think there was red, blue and green, plus the black