Frame Up Restored Dearborn Award Winning Deluxe 221 Flathead 8 3 Speed

Price: - Item location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Other
  • SubModel: Deluxe
  • Type: Coupe
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1940
  • Mileage: 41,801
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: 221 Flathead 8
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1940 Ford Other Deluxe

eBay template information@RKMotorsCharlotte. com 5527 Lakeview Road. Charlotte. NC. 28269. US 1940 Ford Deluxe Frame Up Restored Dearborn Award Winning Deluxe 221 Flathead 8 3 Speed Year: 1940 Type of vehicle title: Clear Primary color: Black Mileage: 41801 Transmission type: 3 Speed Manual Engine: 221 Flathead 8 Interior color: Tan Vehicle Info When it comes to vintage Fords. there are plenty of restomods and street rods to be had especially with for a model as popular as the 1940 Ford. Unfortunately. for every original car that gets a Mustang II front clip and a small block Chevy. the appeal that originally drove buyers into showrooms gets relegated to history books. Thankfully. there are still cars like this stunning 1940 Ford Deluxe coupe to remind us just how great these cars are in stock form. a legendary flathead. backed by a 3-speed. and dressed in black. the car can keep up with modern traffic and turn heads all the way. The coupe is also an AACA star. having received Grand National status and no less than six Preservation Awards. Pair those accolades with two Dearborn Awards and you'll start to get a clue just how correct this Deluxe really is. If you're looking for a near-perfect Ford to add to your pre-war collection. they don't get much nicer than this!With a 73-year-old car. authenticity can be a tricky thing to preserve but this coupe had a great advantage to start with. The restoration centered on an original rust-free body that was stripped to bare metal for a new beginning both inside and out. The panels were gently refined in preparation for a new coat of black paint sprayed by Rick's Body Shop in Gastonia. North Carolina. The modern base/clear offers a deeper luster than enamel could ever touch and. with proper care. means this car can keep its shine for a long time to come. Panel fitment is well within factory spec and. overall. the car makes a strong first impression. Ford designed some great accents to complement the sweeping lines of the '40 Ford and all those items are present and. in several cases. original or NOS for added authenticity. The front end starts with an original bumper and wingtips that have been re-chromed. Behind them. the classic Ford grille remains in place. framed by a pair of Ford script halogen headlights set in substantial chrome bezels. For safety. turn signals have been hidden in the parking lights and taillights. Deluxe hood trim draws the eye back toward a greenhouse filled with all new glass and rubber throughout. with a windshield maintained by vacuum wipers. The side profile is surprisingly clean with only a simple trim strip flowing across the surface while chrome door handles. dual mirrors. and fresh running board rubber continue the showroom-fresh look. The sloping rear flows toward NOS tail lenses with halogen bulbs that sit above a second re-chrome original bumper. In the center of the deck lid. a nicely aged Ford V8 badge reminds onlookers what the real star of the show is. Pull the V8 logo on the hood. depress a second latch. and a 221ci Ford flathead V8 comes into view. Despite its original look. the engine is an era-correct 95hp truck block that's been bored . 030 over and reassembled with a new cam. a 1953-spec crankshaft. and a high-pressure oil pump. The builder estimates output at approximately 100hp and. for a car that left the plant with 85hp. that's a pretty solid upgrade. The block is dressed in a correct coat of dark green paint and topped with correct cast iron heads. a Holley 91-99 carburetor. and a properly decaled Oil Bath air cleaner. Fuel is supplied by a new stainless tank and sending unit aided by a hidden electric pump while spark is delivered through an NOS distributor and woven plug wires. The Ford battery looks correct but hides Optima cells for modern cranking power. There are a lot of stories of heat issues with these engines. but this one stays cool thanks to rebuilt water pumps turned by a correct brown V-belt. Having seen 1. 00 miles since restoration. you can rest assure this show-read flathead is fully sorted too!One of the great things about cars of this era is how simplistic they are in design. A quick look underneath reveals a plainspoken but effective chassis restored to AACA standards. In the center. a rebuilt 3-speed manual transmission offers full control of the flathead's output while an open banjo-style differential translates that power to the ground. The suspension consists of wrapped transverse leaf springs at all four corners. aided by knee-action shocks and radius rods out back. That straightforward suspension is backed by direct manual steering and hydraulic drum brakes which have been turned and freshened with new liners. correct shims. and rebuilt cylinders. The vintage chassis meets the road through original 16-inch steel wheels dressed with chrome covers and wrapped in 6. 00-16 BF Goodrich Silvertown wide white wall tires to cap off the classic look. Between the doors. a warm and welcoming interior is a pre-war time machine thanks to simple fabrics. tasteful use of wood grain. and handsome art deco details throughout. The work was performed by J&J Auto Upholstery in Gastonia. North Carolina who obviously know their way around a vintage Ford. The centerpiece is a firm bench seat that's been rewrapped but maintains its vintage swagger. Seat belts have also been added for safety. Slide into the driver's side for a better look at the attractive factory dash. The Deluxe models had a little cleaner look and this one offers pristine Bakelite plastic knobs. an AM radio in the center. an NOS headlamp switch. and a clock on the passenger side. Instrumentation is left to stock gauges that transmit information about speed. fuel. temperature. oil pressure. and battery output through a sleek art deco typeface. The speedometer has been calibrated. the radio still pulls signal. and the clock keeps time just like it did in 1940. From the carpet up. all the soft surfaces present as newItems offered with the sale of the '40 Ford include an original owner's manual. a separate manual for the AM radio. and a restoration guide that offers insight into what the car may have gone through. There are also photos of the awards the car has claimed which include:AACA 1st Junior 2003AACA 1st Senior 2004AACA 1st Grand National 2005Six AACA Preservation AwardsTwo Dearborn Awards (982/1000 and 989/1000 points awarded. respectively)Thanks to the careful restoration. this car is an absolute pleasure to look at and even more so to drive on a nice weekend. The flathead provides ample power. the three-speed shifts as it should. and the comfortable Ford cabin will have you second-guessing if you ever want to go back to a modern car. Factor in its award-winning past and you have a Ford truly worth celebrating. If you're ready to hit the show fields in a proven Ford coupe. don't miss the chance to add this '40 Deluxe to your stable today! About This Auction Please note that all sales are binding and final. Our cars are sold "as-is" with no warranty expressed or implied. Please carefully read the terms & conditions of the sale before bidding. Winning this auction does not entitle you to come inspect the car and decide if you want to buy it. but obligates you to complete the purchase! A $1000. 00 deposit via PayPal is due within 24 hours of the auction close. NO EXCEPTIONS. If you have ZERO feedback on eBay. please call or email us to request our authority to bid on our vehicles. We do not release our reserve prices. so please don't ask! If you see a car you like. don't wait! Call us! When you see it disappear from eBay. it means that it was sold by other means. Because we advertise heavily in other mediums. we reserve the right to cancel any eBay listing at any time. If you would like to make a sales visit or arrange an inspection. we would be happy to schedule a personal appointment with either yourself or your representative. To do so. contact Donald Bernard at (704)596-5211 or (704)773-4648. Donald's email address is: Donald. Berard@RKMotorsCharlotte. com. For those of you who need to fly in. we can provide transportation to and from Charlotte Douglas International Airport. We can also recommend accommodations within a short distance of our facility. About RK Motors Charlotte Hot Rod magazine named RK Motors Charlotte the #1 destination out of 57 possible places to visit across the United States. Destinations selected included car museums. driving schools. dragstrips. best drives and more. We are honored to have been the only classic car dealer selected. If you ever find yourself in Charlotte. NC give us a call. Our showroom is open by appointment only. Our 80. 00 sq. ft. retail showrooms are located in beautiful Charlotte. North Carolina. We usually have over 300 incredible cars on display. and there's always something new. Feel free to make an appointment. stop in and meet our staff. Each and every one of our employees is an absolute car nut- we do this because we love cars! Check out the feedback on our website from other customers who have purchased cars from us in the past. We pride ourselves on describing our cars accurately. and our cars even look better in person than in the pictures! We look forward to seeing you soon. Every car that you see for sale is in our physical possession and located at our main facility. 5527 Lakeview Road. Charlotte. NC 28269. For sales and general information. call us at: (704)596-5211. Our Service Programs Under our innovative Seal of Approval Exit Service buying program. RK Motors Charlotte customers who pay full retail price for a vehicle. receive a comprehensive. multi-point vehicle Exit Service. carried out by our experienced ASE Certified Master Mechanics at the RKM Performance Center. Customers who purchase cars from RK Motors for less than full retail price. or customers who purchase a car and are trading in a vehicle. will receive our Basic Safety Check. performed by our certified and experienced ASE mechanics. prior to delivery of their car. Learn more about the key attributes of Our Service Programs. If you have any questions regarding our service programs. please contact a member of our sales team at (704)596-5211. For international buyers. please note that we've shipped cars to collectors and classic car fans worldwide for years. We can provide you with a firm quote for transport to any shipping port in the world in a sealed container and handle the process for you from start to finish. Our domestic and international ground transport solutions are enclosed only. If you wish to use an open carrier. you will need to arrange that. Our Transportation Manager. Gregory Smith. stands ready to help you with your transport & shipping needs. He can be reached at: Greg. Smith@rkmotorscharlotte. com. About the RK Motors Performance Center Regardless if your vehicle is going through our Seal of Approval Exit Service. Basic Safety Check. routine maintenance or a full custom built to your exact specifications. the RKM Performance Center has the knowledge. experience and resources to fulfill your automotive needs. In the world of electronic fuel injection and computer diagnostics. even late model dealerships look a little uncomfortable working on pre-OBD1 cars. There are many independent mechanics and shops that may be able to help. but putting your prized classic in the hands of a stranger is a leap of faith at best. This is exactly why we created the RKM Performance Center. Being proud members of SEMA. ARMO. HRIA and the North Carolina Motorsports Association. the RKM Performance Center is a nationally recognized shop; best known for high level OEM restorations and custom builds. Comprised of ASE certified mechanics. including several Master Technicians. you can feel confident that your car is in capable hands. As fellow enthusiasts. they are passionate about cars and will treat yours with the respect it deserves. Tony Klein Consignment Manager 5527 Lakeview RoadCharlotte. NC. 28269 Phone: 704-596-5211 Fax: 704-596-5980 Mobile: 440-413-0849 Tony. Klein@RKMotorsCharlotte. com Gerry Notara Vice Presidentof Operations 5527 Lakeview RoadCharlotte. NC. 28269 Phone: 704-235-2973 Fax: 704-596-5980 Mobile: 704-773-4658 Gerry. Notara@RKMotorsCharlotte. com Donald Berard Sales Manager 5527 Lakeview RoadCharlotte. NC. 28269 Phone: 704-596-5211 Fax: 704-596-5980 Mobile: 704-773-4648 Donald. Berard@RKMotorsCharlotte. com Gregory Smith Transport Manager 5527 Lakeview RoadCharlotte. NC. 28269 Phone: 704-562-6226 Fax: 704-596-5980 Mobile: 704-562-6226 Greg. Smith@rkmotorscharlotte. com Showroom 5527 Lakeview RoadCharlotte. NC 28269 704. 596. 5211 info@RKMotorsCharlotte. com