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Rare stainless steel Ford and Lincoln cars









The 1936 Ford Deluxe Sedan, 1960 Ford Thunderbird and 1967 Lincoln Continental Convertible were all manufactured with the Pittsburgh-based steel company's product on their existing assembly lines. Six Deluxe Sedans, two Thunderbirds and three Continentals were built.

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.
 

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^d00d Fireball last raced in 1964. We got some old d00ds here...LOL!! I was 3 last he raced professionally!

Stainless Fords?? I never knew...
 

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Fireball Roberts is definately a recognizable name, but other than being a Nascar driver I couldn't have told you anything about him. Looking it up, he got his nickname from throwing a very hot fastball. With that name, it stands out that he died from complications following a fiery wreck. They said that his wreck began the change to all drivers wearing fire suits.
 

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Fireball Roberts is definately a recognizable name, but other than being a Nascar driver I couldn't have told you anything about him. Looking it up, he got his nickname from throwing a very hot fastball. With that name, it stands out that he died from complications following a fiery wreck. They said that his wreck began the change to all drivers wearing fire suits.
Yup, fireball was THE original KING of NASCAR. And yup, died from a fireball of a wreck.

Here's another "who drove it?" '34 ford #777. Used to race weekly at a place called Highland Rim... (Thats a hint right there...) And no its not the lady in the pic

Of course his name is above the windows so its not too tough! Not a legendary racer, but a legendary musician. He also raced in 35 NASCAR events with one top five finish and multiple top tens.

 
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I never said it was hard!



M151 Mutt. Developed in the early 50s and was used through the 90s. Possibly still in service in some special ops teams today, due to it fitting in helicopters better than a HMMWV.
 

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...due to it fitting in helicopters better than a HMMWV.
Yeah the M998 is huge! I’ve loaded them into C-130s, C-141s, C-5s, and C-17s. The 130s and 141s are pretty narrow and it’s tight in there. Of course, the C-5 and C-17 are double the width and have enough room to play a pick up game of football in!

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And a Ford pic of course! Well, a few Fords, including me!
 

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I don't know anything about it because GrandPa DePew passed before I was old enough to understand anything beyond sitting in his lap to watch wrestling together on the black and white box but to hear Dad tell it... GrandPa D worked as a mechanic for the Missouri State Patrol and had a hand in helping to develop the Interceptor engine. He was also a train engine fanboy with hundreds of various scaled down fuel, coal, steam engines. He also raised some of the best trained fox hounds and won many prize garden contests at the state fair (green thumb, thanks GrandPa) when he wasn't busy with the Masons and Shriners.
I always loved the irony of one outlaw Grandpa rocking custom built Harley choppers and running from the law in one state and another building LEO hot rods to try and catch 'em in another.
 
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