Sunday, August 14, 2016

'36 Ford Automobile

My Brother sent information on this car. "In 1935, officials at Allegheny Ludlum Steel Division and the Ford Motor Company collaborated on an experiment that would become a legacy and a tribute to one of the most dynamic metals ever developed. Allegheny Ludlum, a pioneer producer of stainless steel, proposed the idea of creating a stainless steel car to Ford. The idea took shape in the form of a 1936 Deluxe Sedan." This story reminded me of the '36 Ford Victoria that we had in the late '50's as our first, 2nd car. Elaine often wanted to take the kids and go out to her Folk's farm and I had driven our car to work. Seeing this green Ford Victoria on the Ford Dealer's lot one day, provided a solution to our problem. 
 Our offer was accepted on 2/23/55 for a house on 5th St. and on 3/2/55 we bought this low mileage, '36 Ford  for $35. It had belonged to an old maid who gave it good care. It got run into on 8/22/55 while parked on our side street resulting in minor damage. (I did have it properly parked at the time.) With 4 little kids, we traded our '52 Chevy for a new '56 Pontiac Station wagon on 4/13/56. Elaine was teaching Sunday School and on 8/12/56, she put the 2 older boys in the back seat of the Ford and hurried to Church. As she turned on to 5th St., the back door flew open and Tim rolled out on to the busy street. I had watched the whole event take place and rushed out to pick up this 4 year old. Fortunately, he wasn't hurt and they went on to Church. I don't think she ever drove it again after that nor did she want the kids riding in the back seat. By 12/7/56 I bought a '47 Chevy 5-passenger Coupe from Sahn's and sold the old Ford to a couple of young farm boys from Bee for $90.00.

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