Car, light-truck output banned after Feb. 1
Nelson said 'all enforceable military demands' for light trucks and cars would be satisfied from the 650,000 new cars and 60,000 light trucks now frozen in the hands of dealers.
And here it was. The auto business was out of business. In November 1941, the use of aluminum, nickel, copper and chrome in bright work was banned after Dec. 15. Bumpers and bumper guards were spared. By Dec. 15, with the nation at war, car output was slashed 50 percent. And the Feb. 1 order wrapped it up.