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Nothing Says Success Like a Stainless Steel Car

Posted December 04, 2008 12:01 AM by dstrohl

A frequent Hemmings online forums poster has been requesting that we post pictures of the email that has been circulating about the 1936 Ford stainless steel-body cars. This was a subject Matt Litwin talked about earlier this summer when he came across a stainless-bodied 1936 Ford at Dearborn.

All of the stainless steel cars were driven extensively by select salepeople as a reward for excellence in product sales. Each salesperson was given use of the cars for a full year, hence the 100,000-plus miles on each car. Two of the 1960 Thunderbirds were produced, with T304 stainless steel bodies and both traveled around the country to be shown at various automotive events. Each of the Thunderbirds, like the earlier '36 coupes, logged more than 100,000 miles.

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Re: Nothing Says Success Like a Stainless Steel Car

12/04/2008 2:05 AM

A very interesting article, thank you.

Perhaps these days they would be classed as hazardous, because of major reflection problems on a sunny day.

These never became popular, because of the wear on tools and dies, also because they didn't rust, you would only ever sell a single car per family.

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12/05/2008 2:01 PM

DeLorian took a stab at it and had a pretty good run, for awhile.

Then he got messed up with selling drugs to keep the car company going. It was quite an up hill battle for him and was a constant thorn in the side of the formerly big 3.

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12/05/2008 6:20 AM

Hello dstrohl:

I think this car looks brilliant! I can't drive, but I want one!.

Thanks for posting it.

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12/05/2008 11:43 AM

brilliant! Yea I got it.

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12/06/2008 12:48 AM

And we would have to call you Flash not babybear

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12/06/2008 6:39 AM

Hello U V:

And we would have to call you Flash not babybear

I think I could accept that! Would I be allowed to 'Flash' on CR4?

(I was going to paste a stripping bear, but forget how).

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12/06/2008 10:27 AM

good one

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12/07/2008 8:40 AM

Stainless steel jeeps and jeepneys (jeeps with extended bodies to accomodate from 14 to 30 passengers in two rows of seats) are quite common in the Philippine streets. They're not as "flashy" as the '36 Ford but a lot of tourists actually wave to stop them just to take pictures.

There was even one ambassador (can't remember which country) who was so impressed by them that he actually bought one and used it to go to formal parties.

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