FORD 302 CI V8, C4 AUTOMATIC, AC, MUSTANG II SOFT CLOTH INTERIOR, GARAGE KEPT!
If you appreciate driving your cars, then this 1940 Ford four door sedan will definitely appeal to you. Nothing radical, mind you, just great execution, a well-sorted 100% Ford drivetrain, and timeless good looks.
There are no radical modifications on the body, no chopped roof, no shaved handles, and all the original Ford trim remains in place, albeit restored to make it sparkle. The 1940 Ford is incredibly popular with restorers and rodders alike, thanks to its combination of timeless good looks and practical, big car comfort. This one was clearly built to drive, but like all hand-built cars, the attention to detail and level of quality is beyond what you'd get from some mass-produced transportation appliance. The custom-mixed tan paint is a refreshing change from red or black, and with some tasteful red pinstripes here and there, it has an old-school look that's pure class. As of today, there's nobody making fiberglass 4-doors, so this steel car has a solid feeling on the road and the doors open and close like the proverbial bank vaults. The fastback body is sleek and ideally lends itself to a lowered and raked stance, without losing any of its back-seat practicality. Chrome and stainless trim has been fully restored rather than painted or removed altogether, and even the rubber-covered running boards survived the conversion intact. There's a lot to love here, especially if you're a Ford fan.
Inside, there's a custom burgundy cloth interior that does a great job of combining old and new in a way that makes driving a pleasure. The original bench seat was jettisoned and replaced by a more modern setup with individual back rests and a center arm rest. It also includes matching carpets and some nicely stitched door panels with original knobs, handles and garnish moldings. A tilt steering column is topped by a billet wheel with leather rim and all the modern conveniences like air conditioning, heat, and a powerful AM/FM/CD entertainment system have all been beautifully integrated into the dashboard, which also houses a full array of gauges from VDO. The trunk is nicely finished with full carpets, a full-sized spare tire, and a remote-mounted battery.
Under the pointed hood you'll find a torquey 302 cubic inch Ford V8 linked to a C4 3-speed automatic transmission, a combination built for both reliability and performance. Go easy on the throttle and it's happy to cruise, pulling down almost 20 MPG. But open all four barrels, and it will likely pull this rounded cruiser into triple digits without a lot of drama. Finned valve covers look sharp and give it a vintage look, and dressing the whole thing in high-contrast paint makes the engine bay really pop. A big aluminum radiator up front keeps everything cool, and the dual exhaust system cleverly snakes through the frame to improve ground clearance. The chassis is neatly engineered, with a Mustang II front setup with disc brakes while out back, leaf springs locate the 8-inch rear. Old school Cragars offer traditional looks and wear 215/60/15 front and 235/70/15 rear tires.
There's a lot to like in this beautiful 1940 Ford. First, it's extremely well engineered and sorted, so you can drive it with confidence. The attention to detail with things like the gauges and interior fittings means that someone really cared about building this one right. For a car you can drive with confidence and show with pride, it'll be tough to find a better one. Call today!
- Air Conditioning
- AM/FM Radio
- Cassette Player
- Cloth Interior
- Front Disc Brakes
- Tilt Wheel
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- Body Color
- Eggshell White
- Body Style
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- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
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