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11/10/08

Allegheny LudlumSteel Stainless Steel 36 Ford


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 built for and owned by Allegheny LudlumSteel. It was attending the open house and then was featured in a local parade with over 100 of Allegheny LudlumSteel's salaried, hourly and retired employees walking alongside. This is 1 of only 4 in existence and is the only one currently in running & in roadworthy condition. The car is in exceptional condition, with the interior and even the frame looking great. Notice the curvature of the front bumper so allow for access to crank the engine should your starter not work.



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 quite.

The car was insured (we were told) for the trip to Louisville via covered trailer for
1.5 million dollars. The dies for the 36 Ford were ruined by stamping the stainless
Car parts, making these the last of these cars ever produced.

More information of the history on these automobiles can be found at
Allegheny Ludlum's website.

Allegyeny Ludlum Stainless Steel Car

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