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1940 Ford Sedan

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This 1940 Ford coupe is the perfect example of how to do it right. No outrageous colors, no radical body modifications, no fussy over-chromed engine, just a classic color combination on a body style that honestly can't be improved. The burgundy over gray color combination will never go out of fashion, a smooth-running small block is still the best choice for a rod, and it's fully sorted, so you can drive it home. As a southern car for most of its life, this Ford didn't need significant surgery to get it into the prime condition you see now, and the guys who did the bodywork knew their stuff. Look at the reflections in the large door panel and you'll find that they're distortion-free and crystal clear. None of the gorgeous original styling has been altered, from the V-shaped grille up front flanked by teardrop headlight housings, to the world's coolest taillights. The most notable modification is the removal of the bumpers, but the look is so subtle that you probably didn't really notice until I mentioned it. Then there's that lovely burgundy paint, which has an elegance to it that would work on a dead-stock restored car, too. The chrome that does remain on the car is excellent, the stainless has been polished, and the simplicity of the design is just as appealing today as it was 70 years ago. There's a reason why 1940 Fords are popular with hot-rodders and restorers alike, and it isn't because they're ugly. If you're looking for an updated look inside without going over-the-top, there are few better choices than basic gray especially when it's as well-executed as the interior of this Ford. The twin front buckets and rear seat have been generously upholstered in a light gray fabric that uses dark piping around the edges to tie the whole combination together. For entertainment, there's an AM/FM/cassette stereo neatly installed in the original radio's slot in the dash. VDO provided the gauges, which have a simple, uncluttered look but include all the vitals, and are housed in a polished aluminum instrument panel. Upgrades include a tilt column, Vintage Air heat and A/C, and a leather-wrapped Grant steering wheel that looks suitably retro. The coupe body style also offers a generous trunk that's been completely upholstered to match, so you won't be afraid to show it off. The pointed hood hides a Chevy 327 that has been neatly crammed between the Ford's fat fenders. Finished with a cool finned Edelbrock dress-up kit, it also (obviously) features an Edelbrock intake and carburetor, a set of headers, and a thick aluminum radiator up front keeping things cool. The accessories have been mounted tight to the block and service access is actually quite good, and it doesn't show much use at all. Underneath, it features a Mustang II style front suspension with power rack-and-pinion steering, while the TH400 3-speed automatic feeds the power rearward. A dual master cylinder with front disc brakes give this Ford modern stopping power, and the Eagle alloy wheels with 205/60/15 front and 215/65/15 rear blackwall radials are the perfect touch. If you want a great-running rod that'll never go out of style (and will therefore keep its value better than most), this Ford is for you. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Charlotte showroom. For more information, please call (704) 598-2130 or toll free (866) 542-8392.

Reference Number 224238

as of 4/29/2013

Car 1940 Ford Sedan
Mileage 9,593 miles 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Automatic 
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