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Cars of Futures Past – Ford’s “Soybean Car”

Posted October 23, 2013 8:00 AM by dstrohl
Pathfinder Tags: Concept Ford manufacturing

Henry Ford was a man obsessed with eschewing the status quo, one driven to continually improve any product or process he could. Aware of the limitations of steel as a building material for automobiles, Ford began research into alternate materials, such as plastic. Equally aware of the complexity of converting ore into steel, Ford once sought a better way to make cars by using the lowly soybean as a building block for body panels. Though much of the car remains shrouded in mystery, the result of those experiments is forever known as the Ford Soybean Car.

Read about the Soybean here.

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