Model Year:   1978


Ford Engineering / Ford Part Number:  D8AF-19A189-AA / D8AZ-18816-B   


Recording Company / Catalog Number:  RCA Records / DAT2-0249


Title:   Quadrasonic Sound for Today


Subtitle:  Ford Motor Company Presents


First Song / Artist:   Also sprach Zarathustra, (R. Strauss) Introduction / Fritz Reiner, Chicago Symphony Orchestra followed by (Livin' It) Day by Day / B. W. Stevenson


Identification Notes:   Case front jacket has a front-left side view painting of Ford World Headquarters building at night in the winter with snow on two pine trees. Case jacket back has Ford emblem at top in black and songs listed in black. 8-track quad deck drawing on white front label with two dark purple or two dark blue arrows going in a circle on right knob indicating quadrasonic balance control. A third dark purple or dark blue arrow under right knob indicates it is also a push-in. Songs listed on purple case jacket back in black and white back label in black. Warrranty expires December 1978 on side case jacket.

Model Year:   1977


Ford Engineering / Ford Part Number:   D7AA-19A189-AA / D7AZ-18816-B


Recording Company / Catalog Number:  RCA Records / DPT1-0197


Title:  A Kaleidoscope of Contemporary Quadrasonic Sound


Subtitle:  Ford Motor Company Presents


First Song / Artist:  (Strauss) Also sprach Zarathustra (Intro) / Fritz Reiner, Chicago Symphony Orchestra followed by Lara's Theme from "Dr. Zhivago" / Hugo Montenegro


Identification Notes:   Case front jacket has a front-right side photograph of Ford World Headquarters building at night in the fall with some lights on; and pink/red tree on right of building. Case jacket back has Ford emblem at top in black and songs listed in black 8-track quad deck drawing on white front label with two light purple arrows going in a circle on right knob indicating quadrasonic balance control. A third purple arrow under right knob indicates it is also a push-in. Songs listed on light blue case jacket back in black and white back label in black. No warranty on side case jacket. The 3 arrows on front label may have been baby blue on some tapes?

Model Year:   1976


Ford Engineering / Ford Part Number:  D6SA-19A189-AA /  D6SZ-18816-A


Recording Company / Catalog Number:  RCA Records / DPT1-0140


Title:  A Kaleidoscope of Contemporary Quadrasonic Sound


Subtitle:  Ford Motor Company Presents


First Song / Artist:  (Strauss) Also sprach Zarathustra (Intro.) / Fritz Reiner, Chicago Symph. Orch. followed by Rock the Boat / Hues Corporation


Identification Notes:   Case front jacket has a front left-side view painting of Ford World Headquarters building in the fall with square home-type stereo speakers in each corner (4 in total). Case front jacket also has a pink car with black top driving west on a highway. 8-track quad deck drawing on white front label with two green arrows going in a circle on right knob indicating quadrasonic balance control. A third green arrow under right knob indicates it also is a push-in. Songs listed in black on light green back case jacket and on white back tape label in black. 30 day warranty from date of receipt listed on case jacket side.

'77 Ford Quad 8 Radio Demonstration Tape 8-Track Tape

'76 Ford Q8 Demonstration Tape

DPT1-0150 8-Track Tape

  YR           FORD #                  RCA #


1976   D6SA-19A189-AA    DPT1-0140

           D6SZ-18816-A

1976                                     DPT1-0150

1977   D7AA-19A189-AA    DPT1-0197

           D7AZ-18816-B

1977   Quad 8 Radio Demonstration Tape

1978   D8AF-19A189-AA    DAT2-0249

           D8AZ-18816-B

1979   D9AF-19A189-AA     DAT1-0307

           D9AZ-18816-A

1979   D9AF-19A189-BA     DAT2-0346

1980   E0AF-19A189-AA     DAT2-0396

           E0AZ-18816-A

1981   E1AF-19A189-AA     DAT1-0463

           E1AZ-18816-A

A complete Ford listing of quadrasonic auto demonstration and salesman only 8-track tapes by model year is below.  Tapes listed in white bold italics are featured above.  The identifying numbers where available include Ford engineering and part numbers, and RCA catalog numbers. 1976 RCA # DPT1-0150 is rare and titled “Ford Q8 Demonstration Tape”.   This tape is unique in that it has DPT1-0150 on its back and end labels, but RCA # DPT1-0140 on its front label.  It was probably not given away with the purchase of a new Ford with a quadrasonic 8-track player and was only intended as a salesman’s demonstration tape.   A rare Ford quadrasonic tape for model year 1977 or 1978 also exists and is titled "Quad 8 Radio Demonstration Tape".   It has no Ford or RCA identifying numbers.  This tape details the features and usage of the radio and quadrasonic 8-track player.  It was also probably only a salesman’s demo tape.  Two quadrasonic demonstration 8-track tapes were produced by RCA for Ford's 1979 model year.

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'78 Ford Thunderbird Diamond Jubilee Edition

'78 Ford Quadrasonic Demonstration DAT2-0249

D8AF-19A189-AA 8-Track Tape Front Sleeve Cover

'77 Ford Quadrasonic

Demonstration DPT1-0197

D7AA-19A189-AA 8-Track Tape

Front Sleeve Cover

FORD QUADRASONIC DEMONSTRATION 8-TRACK TAPES

'76 Ford Quadrasonic Demonstration DPT1-0140

D6SA-19A189-AA 8-Track Tape Front Sleeve Cover

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