Art Deco would have never blossomed without a shiny metal of the future. Stainless steel is not new, but historically it was very hard to make. That is why Allegheny Ludlum focused production of the best stainless in the world, and they are still at it nearly a century later. Henry Ford awarded them the contract for all stainless parts in 1930, and this cooperation led to iconic marketing between the brands.
The first example was a 1936 Deluxe Sedan. Six were built to show the attributes of the strong & rust-proof metal. Four survive today and one is heading to Worldwide Auctions. Their next project was a 1960 Thunderbird, completely made of T302 stainless from the hardtop to exhaust. Finally, they spent months building a ’67 Lincoln. These three cars are medical-grade stainless, so in theory, they are the ultimate way to keep clear of the next virus outbreak. Why can’t automakers advertise like this anymore?
All three cars are clean enough to eat off of and will be sold as one lot. Impervious to rot, your collection will outlast anything short of nuclear war. This is just one part of the Labor Day auction, which will include exotics and collectibles from every era. Click the button below to view the catalog, and we’ll see you there September 3-5th in Auburn, Indiana.