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YellowRose
10-27-2008, 03:28 PM
Does anyone remember this? Can you imagine the value of one of these today?

1936 Stainless Steel Ford

This is the 1936 Ford Coupe 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 roadworthy 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.

tbirds8
10-27-2008, 05:39 PM
Plus 2 (i think 60 t-birds) and a 66 lincoln

fomoco59
10-28-2008, 08:35 AM
Here's another photo. A friend of mine was involved in refurbishing the '60 back in the 80's.

YellowRose
10-28-2008, 11:28 AM
Hi Mike,

Thanks for that picture! It is to bad there is another car sitting in front of it. That looks like one of the four 1936 Fords sitting next to the '60 Tbird!

fomoco59
10-28-2008, 12:29 PM
http://www.alleghenyludlum.com/pages/companyinfo/stainlesscars.asp

http://barbera.wrhs.org/cfm/auto/images/1960ford.jpg

YellowRose
10-28-2008, 03:10 PM
Alexander covered these Stainless Steel Tbirds in a web page created some time ago. You will not find it listed anywhere, unfortunately, as it was just posted as an individual page. However, while googling for the 60 Stainless Steel Tbird information, it showed up in the search, along with a video clip about these cars. Check these out. The video clip that I had posted here has been taken down.

http://www.squarebirds.org/stainless_steel_cars.htm

Mike, if you have a larger picture of that stainless steel Tbird, please send it to me. That was what I was searching for when I found the above. I would love to have a larger picture than that...

Here are additional pictures of the 1960 Stainless Steel Tbird..

fomoco59
10-28-2008, 04:01 PM
Sorry Ray, I don't. That photo was copied from the museum website where the car resides... Crawford Auto Museum in Cleveland, OH

dgs
10-29-2008, 12:03 AM
One of the '36 was recently found in private hands. See the story at Hemmings (http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2008/08/05/sia-flashback-bonus-by-way-of-dearborn/).

Coral
04-27-2009, 04:13 PM
found this web site while researching

http://www.michiganlcoc.org/pics/stainless/stainless.html

bird 60
04-27-2009, 09:03 PM
Very interesting find Cathie.
We have a stainless steel fridge trying to look nice & clean, I wonder what effort one would need to keep that baby looking good.

Chris....From the Land of OZ.

Penelope
04-27-2009, 09:36 PM
Is it just the lighting in those photo's or does the stainless steel bird have the chrome highlights around the rear tail lights?

bird 60
04-27-2009, 11:35 PM
If I was a betting man Bill I'd say it would be chrome to give it a bit of contrast:confused: But then again:confused:

Chris....From the Land of OZ.

Penelope
04-28-2009, 12:58 AM
I am in agreement with you Chris, I think its chrome as well. Looks way cool, especially if it had a continental kit to keep it company....

tbird430
04-28-2009, 11:50 AM
I disagree with the "chrome" statement. These Birds were ALL stainless steel (though different gauges). With the exception of items such as bumper brackets, engine mounts, braces, interior, etc.

Ford polished some of these stainless items to make them appear as "chromed"- the bumpers for example. :cool:

Anders
04-29-2009, 04:49 PM
Itīs a shame all cars have not been build with stainless steel. Imagine how many nice cars it would be out there, and what a nice starting surface to put a layer of candy paint on.

Coral
04-30-2009, 01:56 AM
Right, but there's a reason behind that.... ;)

YellowRose
03-06-2017, 02:50 PM
Martin ~ OUR5T8BIRD has sent me some information on the two 1960 Squarebirds and the three 1967 Lincoln convertibles. It has been reported in the past that the Lincolns were 1966 years, but these signs you will see put out by ATI Alleghany Ludlum state otherwise. Here are the pix he sent me.