Henry Ford once said that you could buy a Ford of any color, as long as it was black. Other early car manufacturers, however, did not agree with him, and bright, gaily-colored automobiles were common, particularly with custom cars.
In Dover’s very first coloring book, and one of the first designed specifically for adults, Clarence P. Hornung, one of the great portraitists of early automobiles, presents 43 drawings of early cars for you to color to your own fancy. Ranging from a Ford runabout of 1901 to a Chevrolet coupe of 1919, they include many classic cars: Studebakers (electric and gas), Cadillacs, Stevens-Duryea, Reos, Packards, Pierce-Arrow, Buicks, Oldsmobiles, and others. You can color them in many ways — a realistic attempt to recapture the period, or you can let yourself go into whatever style you like best.