1940 Ford Deluxe Sedan
Excerpt from the Foreword section of original owner's manual...
"The fact that you are the owner of a new Ford car is, in itself,
an indication that you have a keen appreciation of a well-designed,
carefully manufactured automobile. It has been designed to perform
faithfully for many thousands of miles, and Ford Motor Company has
the utmost confidence that this car will fulfill your
expectations." I think this wraps it up nicely!
For consignment this beautiful iconic design Ford Deluxe.
Presenting in mostly original and weathered condition all around
with patina, dings and rust it still shines in the eye of Ford
lovers everywhere. Let's add in a dash of star-studded history and
we have a sure fire winner. Previously owned by the James Brown
family, this Ford Deluxe Sedan will be sold with a copy of the
prior registration issued to Mrs. James Brown and Brown's daughter,
Yamma, the address on which matches a deed transfer for the James
Brown house in Augusta, Georgia. The copy of the deed is signed by
James Brown, as the trustee, and appears to match certified
original autographs. James Brown, who died on Christmas Day 2006,
was known as the Godfather of Soul and enjoyed a career spanning
more than 50 years that influenced countless musical styles and
musicians along the way.....I Feel Good!!
Black paint covers all the straight, some dings, and chipping is
showing especially on the passenger's rear quarter panel and the
trunk lid, steel panels that make up the exterior of this car. For
your added visual enjoyment, black fenders in front and rear
adjoined by a running board add to the black charm. Front bumpers
show some aging and rust at their mounting points and front a very
nice art nouveau style grille is flanked by 2 teardrop shaped
headlights which are framed in deluxe oversized bezels. Chrome and
brite-work is fair and around the front split glass trimmings have
been blackened. In back the wonderfully curved rear has a split
oval back glass, long curving trunk lid, and another curved
well-worn bumper at the bottom of the lid. Sergeant stripe
taillights have nice bright bezels and are mounted on curved black
rear quarters which show slight cracking in the paint at the rear
bottoms. 16-inch black painted wheels with trim rings at their
edges and a center moon cap have black wall bands all around. Ain't
Original mohair in total tan supports the door handle and crank as
well as the tan mohair covered door pull and armrest. A strip of
green carpeting is on the lower door panels. A large expansive
mohair bench in tan is seen stretching from door to door. Behind
the split bench is another overstuffed couch like bench in the same
pattern as the front. A bit of wear off of the fabric is noted on
the seats, particularly on the passenger front bench. Up front, the
metal dash in taupe metallic color, has a warm creme bakelite
center panel inserted that houses the gauges. Next to this panel is
a color change to tan and some horizontal ribbing. In the center,
these original horizontal ribs of the speaker cover remains with
some updated knobs just below. The tight headliner is original
mohair and tan showing some staining. Floors are left uncovered and
show some surface rust. Hit Me!!!
Showing patina and use a 221ci Flathead V8 resides under the hood.
This is mostly in original condition, showing some peeling of paint
and surface rust on the heads. A single 2-barrel carburetor is
atop, and a 3-speed manual transmission is on back. A 3.78 gearset
sends power to the rear wheels. Overall, the engine bay can be
classified as an older restoration with lots of patina. Try
Underneath overall surface rust is noted throughout. The only
problem area where rust has gone through a panel is just in front
of the fuel tank on the trunk floor underside. Otherwise just road
dirt, an X frame that is solid, and some surface rusted running
boards and body hangers. Some additional rust is noted on the
threshold on passengers' rear panel near the running board.
Transverse leaf springs for the suspension all around, and drum
brakes are on all 4 corners. Super Bad!
As I swung the door to the passenger's side, my partner in crash
testing and test driving took the wheel, and we had a great convo
about these old Fords. She ran like a top, good power, bias free
braking on the panic stopping, and some functions failed to work
(speedometer, odometer, heater blower). A pleasurable test drive
overall. My Thang!!!!
A wonderful example of the 1940 Ford Deluxe coupe, nice black paint
of yore, decent chrome and Art Nouveau styling. Call me a sucker
for those teardrop headlights and that curvaceous rising grille.
The engine kicks in plenty of original power and the brakes require
some planning on the total stopping front! Add in some attachment
to the Godfather of Soul and you can relish in some musical history
and Ford history all in one. Papa's Got A Brand New Bag!!!!!!!
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interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
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