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Old 07-28-2014, 08:04 PM
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1936 Stainless Steel Ford

Got this in an email today - really interesting

1936 Stainless Steel Ford

In 1935, officials at Allegheny Ludlum Steel Division and the Ford Motor
Company collaborated on an experiment that would become a legacy and a
tribute to one of the most dynamic metals ever developed.

Allegheny Ludlum, a pioneer producer of stainless steel, proposed the idea
of creating a stainless steel car to Ford. The idea took shape in the form
of a 1936 Deluxe Sedan.That car became the centerpiece of a campaign to
expose the public to the new metal and its many uses.

This is the 1936 Ford Tudor Sedan built for and owned by Allegheny Ludlum
Steel. This is 1 of only 4 in existence and is the only one currently in
running & in road worthy condition.

The jaw-dropping beauty offered here is one of that tiny production run,
recently restored by Lon Kruger, one of the world's best restorers.
The car utilizes the standard 221/85 HP flathead mated to a 3-speed manual
and working Columbia overdrive, and has been driven just 18 miles since its
restoration. The only privately owned example, it won 2 trophies at the Early
V8 Club Auburn 2009 event, 1st Place at the 2009 Hershey AACA event and was
nominated for the 2009 AACA Car of the Year.

The car is in exceptional condition, with the interior and even the frame
looking great. All 4 cars each had over 200,000 miles on them before they
removed them from service.

These cars were built for Allegheny as promotional and marketing projects.
The top salesmen each year were given the honour of being able to drive them
for one year. The V-8 engine (max 85 hp) ran like a sewing machine and was
surprisingly smooth and quiet.

FYI, the car was insured for the trip to Louisville via covered trailer for 1.5 million dollars.

We were also told that the dies were ruined by stamping the stainless car
parts, making these the last of these cars ever produced.








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Old 07-28-2014, 09:17 PM
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Old 07-28-2014, 11:24 PM
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Would love to see that thing close up and in person....wow!
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Would love to see that thing close up and in person....wow!
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