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Stainless Steel 1936 Ford Part of 17-Car Collection Donated to Early Ford V-8 Museum

Posted May 31, 2017 9:00 AM by dstrohl

The only stainless steel 1936 Ford known to exist in private hands will no longer enjoy such status after collector Joe Floyd announced he’s donating it – along with 16 other 1936 Fords from his collection – to the Early Ford V-8 Museum, where it will take center stage in the museum’s Rotunda replica.

Of the six stainless steel 1936 Ford Model 68 Deluxe Tudor Touring Sedans that Allegheny Steel (later Allegheny Ludlum) built using Ford’s dies to promote the material, four reportedly still exist: two still with the company alongside examples of the stainless steel 1960 Thunderbirds and 1966 Continentals that the company built, one in the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum, and the fourth in Floyd’s collection.

As the story goes, each of the six 1936 Fords went to top regional sales executives – one apiece in New York, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago and St. Louis. All six remained on the road until just after World War II, racking up about 200,000 miles each, leaving the standard-issue Ford drivetrains worn out, but the bodies no worse for the wear.

These extra shiny Fords have a remarkable story and enduring body.

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