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For Sale: 1940 Ford Club Coupe in SAN JOSE, California

Vehicle Description

Beautiful 1940 Ford Deluxe Convertible Club Coupe

A high-quality restoration with just over 7,800 miles

A beautiful, well-sorted, extremely straight car with high quality tan paint that is smooth and shiny and still looks stunning. Stands out as a “near original” with some of the 50s look that is very popular now. Tastefully upgraded for looks, safety and drivability, this 40 Ford Convertible is a very solid original that has been restored and treated with respect. It could easily be transformed back to “original” with minimal effort.

In addition to a recently rebuilt engine, features include freshly chromed bumpers and bumper guards, and a new grille guard with recently polished stainless trim and nice glass all around;  new dual outside mirrors, bright LED glass tail lights and front and rear seat belts (for safety); newly restored Ford Deluxe hub caps, chrome beauty rings and maroon colored rims wrapped in new 15-inch Diamond Back Classic white wall radial tires -- 195's up front and 235's at the rear give it a great looking stance and smooth ride. Has a new vacuum-powered LeBaron Bonney tan canvas convertible top and custom boot with glass zip down rear window. Inside are a newly restored dash, steering wheel and heater, and a new tan LeBaron Bonney vinyl interior with custom high quality carpets to match. Even the trunk has been restored with a new rubber mat and upholstered panels, spare tire cover and carpet. The original tube radio, windup clock and water-based heater have been restored and are fully functional.

Not only does this restored Ford look good, it runs like a champ as well. Open the hood to find a recently rebuilt1948 Ford 59AB Flathead engine (24-stud, 221 ci, 85-hp) with approximately 7,800 miles, converted to 1940 appearance with chrome engine dress-up kit; NOS 1950s era Offenhauser finned aluminum high compression heads - sanded and polished; Edmund's 2x2 aluminum intake with new dual Holley/Ford 94 carburetors; new aluminum air cleaners and copper and brass fuel fittings and lines; polished aluminum fuel pressure regulator and gauge; auxiliary electric fuel pump with on/off switch; a newly converted 12-volt electrical system featuring a PowerMaster alternator, plus an upgraded Pertronix electronic distributor and external coil conversion for reliable, fast starts, hotter ignition spark and brighter lights; new ceramic coated dual exhaust, including high quality glass-pack mufflers; James Durant mono-leaf springs front and rear to lower and soften the ride; sway bars; new Gabriel Classic gas powered shocks front and rear with upgraded mounting conversion; 4:10 rear axle ratio and rebuilt 3 speed manual transmission.  

All and all, this is a beautifully restored 1940 Ford Deluxe Convertible Club Coupe that looks and runs great. Extensive parts and labor receipts available on request.

Engine (rebuild w/approx. 7,800 mi.):

  • New 12-volt electrical system (including conversion of gauges, heater motor, lights)
  • New 12-volt Optima battery with custom Ford 6-volt battery cover
  • New 90 amp Powermaster PowerGen single wire, chrome alternator (generator-look)
  • New 12-volt Pertronix distributor and Flame Thrower coil
  • New Walker radiator and high flow Bob Drake water pumps for cool engine temp
  • New mechanical fuel pump, pressure regulator and chrome gauge
  • New 12-volt electric fuel pump (near gas tank w/fuel filter)
  • New Ford/Holley 94 carburetors (2)
  • Professionally cleaned and coated fuel tank and new brass fuel lines
  • New clutch, pressure plate, flywheel, throw out and pilot bearings
  • Re-built 3-speed transmission (manual column shift)
  • Re-built 12-volt Ford starter motor
  • New rear brake shoes and wheel cylinders
  • New bright LED tail lights and turn signals (for safety)
  • New oil pressure sending unit


  • New LeBaron Bonney upholstery, including front and rear seats, door panels and carpets
  • New custom trunk interior, including upholstered panels, carpeted floor and spare tire cover
  • Repainted dashboard and heater, and restored gauges (modified for 12-volts)
  • Restored and repainted original steering wheel
  • Restored original wind up clock
  • New interior glove box, and new front seat and trunk rubber floor mats
  • Added new turn signal switch (with 12-volt flasher and wiring harness)
  • Restored & upgraded original tube radio and speaker (with added under seat bass speakers)
  • Added hidden amplifier (under rear seat), volume control and iPhone cable (w/charging capability) for high quality audio playback
  • Added new front and rear seat belts
  • New clutch, brake and accelerator pedals
  • Restored vacuum-powered convertible top cylinders


  • New LeBaron Bonney convertible top and custom boot
  • New Diamond Back WW tires; new chrome hub caps, beauty rings and repainted rims
  • New custom dual exhaust and muffler system (ceramic coated)
  • Newly painted and detailed undercarriage
  • New front grill guard and bumper end caps
  • New rear bumper guards
  • New 6-inch Unity fog lamps
  • New locking gas cap and rubber gasket
  • New V8 trunk badge


Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1238369
  • Price:$59,000 (OBO)
  • Location:SAN JOSE, California
  • Year:1940
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Club Coupe
  • Exterior Color:Tan
  • Interior Color:Tan
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:7800
  • Convertible:Yes
  • Restoration History:Fully Restored
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Seat Material:Vinyl
  • Engine History:Rebuilt
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive

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