1936 Stainless Steel Ford Coupe

Found this photo and info today in my inbox:

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 quite. 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.

More information on these automobiles can be found at Allegheny Ludlum’s website.


  1. Dear Bob,

    Great shot - thanks for posting. We have one of these at our Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh, PA, and it's wonderful to see one of the others.

    Stay well!
    Buster Maxwell


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