I think that methanol as anti-freeze comes from the pre-WWII era,
and shortly thereafter -- it is highly corrosive to some metals (cf. recent problems in fuel injection systems caused by excessive use of methanol additives to gasoline and biodiesel) but its worst trait, if I'm remembering correctly, is that it boils at about 160F (c. 71C?) -- I do remember as a small boy in the 1940s, when my dad would drain out the H2O from the farm tractors and other family vehicles and then substitute methanol, but he'd also have to remove the thermostats, which was a disaster for heater performance in Minnesota's winters.