Stainless Steel Ford Tudor Sedan is Old School Bling
In the modern world of customizing supercars, it's not uncommon to see a Lamborghini bathed in chrome or gold. These custom jobs are rare and eye-catching, but are also generally pretty gaudy. If you are going to go the chrome route, you might as well do it with some class– like this blinged up 1936 Ford Tudor Sedan. This car was actually not done as an aftermarket job, but originally created as a study in stainless steel. In 1935, a collaboration was created between the Ford Motor Company and the Allegheny Ludlum Steel Division. At the time, Allegheny Ludlum was pioneering the use of stainless steel in various applications, and set about building four Ford Sedans from the then-exotic material. RELATED: See Photos of the 1936 Ford Trunk-Back Tudor Sedan
Each of the four cars traveled around to showcase the capabilities of stainless steel. Of the four, the car you see here is the only one known to be in running and roadworthy condition. It has a Ford flat-head V8, making 85 horsepower, sent to the rear wheels through a three-speed manual transmission with Columbia overdrive. It has been restored by Lon Kruger and has only been driven 18 miles since restoration.
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Apparently, when the cars were built, the stainless steel ruined the dies used for the stamping process. It ensured that these four cars would be the only ones of their kind– and only one of them is fit for the road.
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