WOW! Only 11 of these stainless steel Fords were ever produced. Who needs gloss clear-coat carbon fibre when you have stainless steel?
What you see in the image above is a 1936 Ford Deluxe Sedan, a 1960 Ford Thunderbird and a 1967 Lincoln Continental Convertible.
The Ford Deluxe was the first glistening motor off the US auto giant's production line in 1936. Six of the motors were produced in 1935 by Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Ludlum Steel and Ford executives; currently, only four are in production. Despite having the normal Ford V-8 engine with 85 horsepower, they were reported to be remarkably quiet and smooth.
All six of the original vehicles drove at least 200,000 miles with Allegheny Ludlum officials behind the wheel, according to Second Chance Garage. Before the cars were "retired" into private possession in 1946, the company's top salesmen each year were awarded with permission to drive the motors for a full year.
On July 11 of that year, two further stainless versions that Allegheny Ludlum and Ford worked on together came off the Wixom, Michigan, assembly line. The Thunderbird was created as a test vehicle for a national tour intended to increase public awareness of stainless steel. After a span of seven years, the final three Lincoln Continental Convertibles manufactured by both firms were made of stainless steel.
However, when three of the flawless motors were placed up for auction in September 2020, American car enthusiasts became aware of them. Amazingly, the three cars were listed together, but there was no value estimate. Two Lincolns are still in use by Allegheny Ludlum Steel, where they are used for client visits and special events.
Meanwhile, the Crawford Auto Museum in Cleveland, Ohio, has an entire collection of stainless cars, including the 1936 Deluxe, T-Bird, and Continental, permanently on display.
These Stainless Steel cars were built to last, just like our high quality bespoke stainless steel products. And remember…Confucius say, man who runs behind car will get exhausted, but man who runs in front of car will get tired.
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