This 1940 Ford Deluxe Coupe is feels like it has a story to tell.
It has a swoopy style, lacquer paint, and a small block V8, and so
it feels a bit like the base of a hot rod that was frozen in
There's something going on with this coupe. The red paint is a
later application done in classic lacquer. It has aged-in to have a
true classic look. So it makes you think was someone was maybe
working on a bold red for a street machine. Even the suspension is
lowered a bit. But this certainly has not been altered drastically
in any way yet. So we really like how this one just looks like it
has a history to tell without sacrificing any of the stock body
details. However, you may just be looking at this and thinking
about making it into either a great classic cruiser or maybe going
to a full-on hot rod. That's the kind of things a value price like
this does. After all, the has all the best design elements of the
pre-war era. Ford's sharply-pointed V chrome grille, teardrop
headlight bezels, swoopy fenders, two-piece wheel trim
w/whitewalls, and the long trunk silhouette of a business-style
coupe. So these always stay in-demand.
The interior is just the best in pure classic style. So you'll love
the details, like the striped cloth on the seats that have the
ribbed pattern in the middle that matches the door panels. And the
headliner is particularly nice in this one. You'll slip behind the
classic dual-spoke steering wheel and really feel the vintage vibe
from the sharp and classic full package. Plus, fans of the Deluxe
Coupe also know that only the right few cars correctly get the jump
seats in the rear.
Under the hood is more of that hint of modification. After all,
there's now a Chevy powerhouse in this Ford. It hasn't been done to
full moonshiner hot rod standards, but we just know some of you
understand just how easy it is to really increase the power of a
350 cubic-inch V8. Regardless, today it makes for a nice upgrade
just because it's a fresher powerhouse that offers worthwhile
features like an alternator. And features like the column-shifted
three-speed manual transmission and stock Ford suspension make sure
this one still feels like a true classic out on the road.
This all-steel '40 Ford Deluxe has a ton of appeal today, and the
right value to get it ready for whatever you want to do tomorrow.