ALL-STEEL '40, AMAZING BUILD, CRATE 350 V8, 700R4, COILOVERS, AC, LOADED & FRESH
Some hot rods were built by guys who simply get it. They're more than just a bunch of parts from a catalog, they're cars that respect the vintage iron and the period in which they were built. This awesome 1940 Ford tudor sedan is such a car. Sure, it packs a sweet-running 350 under the hood and a gorgeous paint job, but it's the details that will blow you away.
Preserving the original design's integrity was obviously top on the builder's list, and all the wonderful details that Ford added to the car remain beautifully intact. The body has been restored to show standards, and is far straighter and smoother than anything coming out of a mass-production factory could possibly be. The paint is single-stage PPG Vineyard Green that shine under the lights and outside, yet it's also subtle and restrained without any flashy graphics to get in the way. Panel fit is exemplary, and it's awesome to see that they even kept the running boards in place. The Deluxe models used a updated version of 1939's pointed grille that has become one of the most enduring looks in hot rodding, and it's hard to imagine anything more handsome on the front of this green tudor. All the stainless trim has been polished to show standards, the glass is new and there isn't a single aspect of this car that hasn't been polished, buffed, and tweaked to a very high level.
The salute to detail continues inside with a beautifully crafted interior that perfectly blends old and new in high fashion. The upholstery is caramel leather, stitched in patterns that are pure Art Deco sophistication. Subtlety is the key, but this is an interior that invites you in and convinces you to stay, and you could happily spend many thousands of miles behind the wheel. Ford's original uncluttered dash design remains intact, right down to the plain glove box door, and the instruments are very vintage-looking thanks to the guys at Red Line Gauge Works. Even the steering wheel is the original unit slightly modified for use here, complete with a tilt steering column. Hidden behind the chrome speaker grille are the controls for the A/C and the power windows are actuated by switches using the original window cranks. The back seat is finished to the same high standards and the carpets are bound with matching caramel leather for a very upscale look. In back, the trunk is finished for utility and offers a space-saver spare, just in case.
Built with reliability in mind, this Ford packs a 350 cubic inch Chevy crate motor. It's smooth, powerful, and easy to maintain, thanks to a 4-barrel carb, Edelbrock Air Gap intake manifold, and electronic ignition. Up top, a mid-50s Cadillac air cleaner and finned valve covers are fitted, all of which have been painted green to match the bodywork. There's a minimum of chrome, so it still has a vintage look, although the billet accessory drive is a thing of beauty. Underneath, there are disc brakes up front, a 700R4 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission for easy cruising, and a 9-inch rear full of 3.70 gears, all neatly engineered to work without a fuss. The cool painted steel wheels with hubcaps and trim rings and wearing vintage 15-inch whitewall radials are a brilliant touch, too!
There's not one part on this whole car that wasn't carefully planned and finished to an incredibly high standard, and the workmanship makes the price look like a screaming bargain. If that's something you appreciate, this is your Ford. Call today!
- Engine Size
- 350 V8
- Transmission Type
- Transmission Spec
- Body Color
- Body Style
- 7,077 (Since Built)
- Interior Color
- Center Console