Henry Ford's Plastic Car (1941)
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Henry Ford spent more than a decade researching and building a car whose primary ingredient was plastic.

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The frame of the car was made of tubular steel, and had 14 plastic panels attached to it.  The car was finally unveiled by Ford on August 13, 1941 at the "Dearborn Days" an community festival and shown at the Michigan State Fairgrounds. 
By late 1941, the plastic car had been scrapped. The reason for this is not entirely certain.  Sources say that it was because car manufacturing had stopped during World War II and all energy was diverted to war recovery efforts. The prototype of the car was destroyed by Eugene Gregorie, Ford's chief of design and creator of the Lincoln Continental. 
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