Tuesday, May 25, 2010

1936 Stainless Steel Ford

One of those emails that makes the rounds, so thought I'd share it here:

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 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 honor 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. I thought this
was a much better looking automobile than the Ford
Thunderbird that visited us last year.

FYI, the car was insured (we were told) 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.

[Too bad no one thought to take a photo of the interior. Would love to see what that looked like!}

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