This 1940 Ford Business Coupe has a great vintage style everywhere
from the whitewalls to the pleats on the seats. But if you look
under the hood, there's a shining small block upgrade. So this
feels like a hot moonshiners ride... and there's even an A/C
interior so you don't break a sweat when the law pulls you
The business coupes like this were always a moonshiner favorite.
After all, the big trunks were ready to carry the best in outlaw
liquor. And so these were all about looking inconspicuously stock
to hide the true performance within. That's what this one really
does well. The burgundy is a sophisticated color, and this has a
good gloss to show off all your favorite curves on this classic
steel body. We're told it was restored in the early 2000s, and so
it has that ideal look polished car that still can give you the
incognito kind of feeling you want in a moonshiner's ride And
there's plenty of gleaming brightwork on the bumpers, grille, and
full-length trim. Plus, we all love the loo of two-piece wheel trim
The tan interior continues to hide the car's secret with its stock
and vintage presentation. It has the quality look of a solid
investment, and so while everything has a 1940s appearance, it all
feels far fresher. And you'll love the details everywhere from the
art deco numbers on the gauges, to the pleats in the cloth seats
that match the doors. The only part that doesn't feel like a time
warp inside are the controls for the cold-blowing air
conditioning...and that's always an upgrade you can appreciate.
You're going to love lifting the hood and showing off the V8 power.
There's plenty of polish everywhere from the alternator to the
upgraded pulleys. And the exterior-matching streak of burgundy on
the air grabber and valve covers shows a creative touch. And just
like a good moonshiner, this V8 is upgraded for added power with an
Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor, Edelbrock intake, and MSD
distributor. This van has an aluminum radiator w/electric fan to
help keep the package running cool even if you're in traffic with
the A/C pumping. The small block wasn't around during the
moonshiner's era. So this one has extra power and flair than they
did back in the day, but that just makes it more fun to show today.
Plus, with the classic suspension and column-shifted three-speed
manual transmission, you really do get the right feel when taking
this one down the back roads.
This is such a cool vintage car that it even comes with an owner's
manual. Of course, no matter how classic it is, you also know
there's a much more modern and powerful heart. So you don't have to
run liquor to appreciate the full package on this coupe. Call
1940 Ford Business Coupe
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