Some rare stainless steel Ford and Lincoln cars will be up for sale soon. Tesla soon will be making its futuristic Cybertruck to take on the F-150 in the pickup battle, but you’ll be able to buy three different stainless steel Fords before it does.
The vehicles are not new; Ford and Allegheny Technologies worked together in past collaborations to promote the metal.
The 1936 Ford Deluxe Sedan, 1960 Ford Thunderbird and 1967 Lincoln Continental Convertible were all built with the Pittsburgh-based steel company’s product on their existing assembly lines. Six Model As, two Thunderbirds and three Continentals were produced.
The cars were all used in the real world to help promote and test the durability of the rust-resistant material, and the bodies held up better than their conventional counterparts before they were finally parked.
Despite its success, stainless steel hasn’t found common usage in car manufacturing due to the cost and the difficulty of shaping it with machine tooling. Machine tooling is the main reason why the Cybertruck and iconic Delorean DMC-12 feature boxy designs. Stainless steel is also difficult to paint, which is why Tesla will be providing color options by offering vinyl wraps.
The cars are owned by Allegheny Technologies and will be offered in September at the Worldwide Auctioneers Auburn, IN auction. The company, which made a profit of over $380 million last year, says it’s selling them hoping that they will end up in a collection or museum where they will be more appreciated.
Worldwide Auctioneers has not come up with an estimated price for the lot, but another one of the Deluxe Sedans received a high bid of $550,000 at a Mecum Auctions event in 2010, which didn’t meet the reserve price, according to Autoblog. These rare stainless steel Ford and Lincoln cars should bring BIG BUCKS!
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