Hershey Autos Part #6
Here are a few of my favorites from my visit to the Antique Automobile Club of America Museum in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
I apologize in advance for the quality and angle of some of the photos. I’m not a talented photographer to begin with — and the lighting and spacing of the vehicles really presented a challenge. I tried to keep the barriers out of the shots; but they really prevent you from better angles on some photographs.
If you are in the Hershey area, the museum is well worth a visit! I’ll be posting them in groups – to see more, just click the AACA tag at the end of this post
1971 Chevrolet Camaro z28 (V8, 350 cid, 330 HP)
This car had a strange notation on the placard. I wish the museum would have added more details about this strange find! If you should ever read this, Mr. Milestone; please fill us in 🙂
from the placard:
Museum Loan: Courtesy of Scott Milestone – Bethesda, Maryland
This car is in unrestored, original condition. It was one of several dozen high-performance Chevrolets found locked inside 21 tractor trailers in Wisconsin several years ago. The car’s present owner plans to refurbish the car so that it can be driven, but otherwise keep it as original as possible.
1969 Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am
1960 Stainless Steel Fords
from the placard:
In 1935 Allegheny Ludlum Steel Division and the Ford Motor Company collaborated on an experiment to showcase the attributes of stainless steel. Together, the built six stainless steel bodied 1936 Ford Deluxe Sedans. Each of these logged at least 200,ooo miles and four still exist.
The experiment continued in 1960 with two Thunderbirds and again, for a final time in 1967 with three Lincoln Convertibles. Aside from the steel body, the cars retained the standard components and the weight is about the same as the traditional bodies. ATI Allegheny has retained at least one copy of each model, which are occasionally loaned to museums for display.