Back in the day it was nice to have not only that many options on color, but pick and choose single options throughout the list. We bought a new car a few years ago and to get a sunroof it cost over three grand with the other parts of the "package " you had to get. Another reason to long for the old days, like my dad would say, and his dad probably said, when he got to my age.
Henry Ford (1863-1947) documented that he made the “any color so long as it is black” comment during a meeting in 1909 (Henry Ford in collaboration with Samuel Crowther in My Life and Work. 1922. Page 72).
My Life and Work by Henry Ford in collaboration with Samuel Crowther. 1922.