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  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Coupe
  • Type: Coupe
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1940
  • Mileage: 6,455
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: 350 V8
  • Power options: Air conditioning
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1940 Ford Coupe

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 black over champagne color combination will never go out of fashion, a smooth-running small block V8 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 black paint, which has an elegance to it that would work on a dead-stock restored car, too, and it's neatly offset by the lighter finish down low, which makes the car look long and lean. The chrome is good, the stainless has been polished (especially the strip that separates the two colors), 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 comfortable split front bench has been generously upholstered in a light tan fabric that uses matching vinyl around the edges to tie the whole combination together. VDO provided the gauges, which have a simple, uncluttered look but include all the vitals, and are housed in a polished aluminum instrument panel that fits in the dash like Henry designed it himself. Upgrades include a tilt column, heat and A/C, and a leather-wrapped banjo-style steering wheel that looks suitably retro but offers a fat leather grip. The coupe body style also offers a generous rear area designed for salesmen's wares, plus a giant 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 V8 that has been neatly crammed between the Ford's fat fenders. Finished with a cool flamed chrome air cleaner and aluminum Chevy valve covers, it has the right hot rod look. For functionality, it also features an Edelbrock intake and carburetor, aluminum heads, a set of long-tube headers, and a thick 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 TH350 3-speed automatic feeds the power rearward to a 10-bolt rear end borrowed from a Chevy Nova. A dual master cylinder with front disc brakes give this Ford modern stopping power, and the polished Torque Thrust wheels with staggered 15-inch 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!