Stainless Steel Ford

Stainless Steel Ford - 1936 Deluxe Tudor Sedan

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.  Ford liked the idea, and it took shape in the form of a 1936 Deluxe Tudor Sedan.   That stainless steel car became the centerpiece of a campaign to expose the public to the new metal and its many uses.
This is one of the 1936 Ford Tudor Sedan built for and owned by Allegheny Ludlum Steel. It is 1 of only 4 in existence, and is the only one currently in running and road worthy condition.  The car utilizes the standard 221 cubic inch 85 HP flathead V8, mated to a 3-speed manual and working Columbia overdrive transmission, and has been driven just 18 miles since its restoration.  The engine started immediately, ran like a sewing machine, and was surprisingly smooth and quiet.
This car has been meticulously restored and is in exceptional condition.  The engine, the interior, including everything from the seats, door hardware, dashboard and gauges, to the steering wheel and foot pedals - and even the frame look great.
This car is the only privately owned example, won 2 trophies at the Early V8 Club Auburn 2009 event, First Place at the 2009 Hershey AACA event, and was nominated for the 2009 AACA Car of the Year.
These cars were built by Ford for Allegheny as promotional and marketing projects.  The top four salesmen each year were given the honor of driving one for a year.  All 4 cars had over 200,000 miles on them before they were finally removed from service - a remarkable number at that time.
FYI, the car was insured for the trip to Louisville via covered trailer for 1.5 million dollars.