The 1940 Ford business coupe is always popular, but few are built
to this level. With slick paint, a custom leather-lined A/C
interior, upgraded suspension, four-wheel disc brakes, and a
powerful small block, it's a full package that has exactly what you
want from every angle.
The extended trunks of these business coupes were a favorite of
moonshiners... but they never had it this good. The minty green is
a great color to represent its era, but there's a smoothness and
hint of metallic that let you know this is a more modern
application. But the whole first impression is really about vintage
charm, and the brightwork really helps with that. The grille has an
art deco kind of appeal. The full-length trim highlights the
straightness of the steel body as well as the curve of the trunk.
And the two-piece wheel trim draws your eye to those classic
whitewalls. This is such a well-done build that it even spent time
on the turntable showcase at Summit Racing's Atlanta store to serve
as a reminder of what a great project can turn out to be.
While this is absolutely vintage on the outside, they invested a
ton to make sure you got every modern convenience on the inside.
After all, they never had supple leather bucket seats like this in
the 1940s. They even individual power adjust to the ideal position.
The tan on the seats coordinates with the carpeting, shift boot,
headliner, rear shelf, trunk, and door panels for a quality uniform
appearance. And speaking of the door panels, you can tell how much
attention when into the build just by the clean and stylish design.
This is loaded with great features like cold-blowing air
conditioning, power windows, and a Kenwood AM/FM/CD stereo with aux
input for your most modern music players. The classic dual-spoke
steering wheel is on tilt column, and that gives you a clear view
to the upgraded digital gauges that have a cool red glow.
Just like a true moonshiner coupe, this one now has a hotter motor
than stock. It's a 327 cubic-inch V8. It looks clean, with tidy
hoses, belts and wires, and polished components. And that gives you
a nice view of go-fast goodies like double-hump heads, an Edelbrock
four-barrel carburetor, Edelbrock intake, and shorty headers
feeding a Flowmaster dual exhaust. This is built to be a strong
total package, and so it's also supported by the right pieces, like
a Fluidampr harmonic balancer and an electric cooling fan. The
front suspension looks great with tubular A-arms and adjustable
coilovers. Plus, you have a three-speed automatic transmission,
power steering, and the superior stopping power of four-wheel power
Business coupes are always in-demand for their outlaw personality,
but this one's true desirability is because it's a total package
thoughtful build. And since it's ready to hit the streets right
now, you need to call today!