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1940 Ford Coupe

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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 dark green over tan 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. Then there's that lovely hunter green paint, which has an elegance to it that would work on a dead-stock restored car, too, and it was done only two years ago so it still looks amazing. This one stands apart by wearing all its original brightwork, including shiny chrome bumpers and that traditional V-shaped grille and subtle hood ornament. In addition, the stainless has been polished, the running boards have been restored, 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 elegant tan upholstery especially when it's as well-executed as the interior of this Ford. The split front bench seat has been generously upholstered in tan vinyl that does a pretty darned good impersonation of leather without the maintenance headaches. The rear seat area now features a beautifully built enclosure for the entertainment system, including the AM/FM/CD head unit and a full set of speakers. Auto Meter provided the gauges, which have a simple, uncluttered look but include all the vitals, and are housed in a very cleanly installed custom panel with a special tachometer pod up top. Upgrades include a tilt column with what appears to be the original steering wheel mounted on top, Vintage Air heat and A/C, and full set of billet door handles and knobs. 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 350 cubic inch crate motor that has been neatly crammed between the Ford's fat fenders. Finished with a cool finned aluminum dress-up kit, it also features a Weiand intake and Edelbrock 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 despite the pointed hood and engine bay. It's beautifully finished and doesn't show much use at all. Underneath, it features a stock- style I-beam front suspension with power front disc brakes, while the 4-speed manual gearbox feeds the power rearward to a GM 10-bolt with 3.55 gears inside. A burbling dual exhaust system cleverly uses a single muffler to save space, and the polished Torque Thrust wheels with staggered 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. Expertly finished and full of wonderful tricks, this is a fresh build that could not possibly be duplicated for the asking price. Call today!

Reference Number 374654

as of 9/10/2015

Overview
Car 1940 Ford Coupe
VIN 18579681426 
Mileage 2,057 miles 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
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