For Sale: 1940 Ford Custom in Volo, Illinois

Vehicle Description

4 year rotisserie restoration has earned it the following highly prestigious awards:
2009 Great 8 Ridler Award finalist at the Detroit Autorama
2010 best in class, top 20 Chicago World of Wheels
2012 front cover Street Scene magazine
2012 Winfield Select 6 at Syracuse Nationals
2013 Elite 6 NE Rod & Custom Nationals
2013 Best of show Motorama Philadelphia
2012 & 2014 Best Street Machine, Best Paint, feature car at Cavalcade of Wheels. Is 4 year rotisserie restoration done by a custom fabrication shop

EXTERIOR: It is an all steel, real 1940 Ford. It has an extensive amount of custom work, some obvious and some more subtle. The top was chopped and all the trim was removed on the car and filled. It has pancaked hood, peaked front fenders, flush mount gas filler door, suicide doors with automatic deadbolt safety system, custom side mirrors with built in turn signals, running boards and rear fenders are molded together, side cut outs for exhaust. The body work is laser straight with precise gaps. There are no problem areas, no rust, no damage, no dents. Stunning custom formulated 3 stage Glasurit orange candy paint. It is laid out like glass. The moldings and logos are are brushed on. It has clear film protectant in vulnerable areas. The grill is custom made from billet then chrome plated. The glass is smoked. Rear window is flush, winshield is 1 piece and flush mounted. Mini Cooper headlights with daytime running lights. Taillights were relocated and there is a flush mount 3rd brake light. The Billet Specialties wheels are 17x8 in front and 18x10s in back. The air ride is adjustable to give this car the perfect stance.

INTERIOR: Gutted, lined with Dynamat sound deadener and then custom made from scratch. There are 20 pieces of hand made billet and metal trim pieces. The dash is custom and carries over on the door panels. It has a one piece milled billet gauge cluster with a full set of gauges and digital shift indicator. Milled and polished bucket seat bases with stainless drawers. 1 piece custom made aluminum console with integrated A/C controls, billet B&M shifter, stereo, air ride controls and e-brake handle. There are 6 auto dimming opera lights. There are front and rear fuse panels. Sculpted seats and door panels are wrapped in leather. It has a suede headliner, the mirror is ceiling mounted. The logo is embroidered on the seats and etched on the horn button. It has a polished tilt column. The stereo system is 3,700 watts with with a remote, CD, DVD, TV and a 7 speaker surround sound. It also has a flush mount backup camera.

ENGINE COMPARTMENT: Show quality motor compartment. Smooth firewall and side panels are painted as slick as the outside. The motor itself is completely decorated in polished aluminum. It is a 383 stroker making 445 horsepower. On top is a very cool 8 stack Borla fuel injection system. It also has an MSD ignition, polished aluminum heads, coated shorty headers. The front of the motor has a Tru Trac system with bilket brackets, pulleys and serpentine belt. Modern power steering with remote reservoir, polished alternatorand a/c compressor. An aluminum Griffin radiator, Spal fans, stainless hoses, polished aluminum water pump and overflow bottle keeps it cool. It has billet hood hinges.

TRUNK COMPARTMENT: Power lift trunk lid. Inside has been boxed with 6 piece aluminum panels. It's been completely upholstered to match the interior, the bottom of the trunk lid is upholstered. The trunk floor raises and lowers by remote to access 2 gel cell batteries and a fire extinguisher. The rear panel proudly displays 2 amps, it is hinged and swings open to access the stereo equipment.

UNDERSIDE: It literally rides on air. It has a Shockwave air ride system. In front is a Heidts Mustang ll independent suspension with polished stainless steel tubular control arms and a rack & pinion steering system. In back it has tubular 4 link system. The frame is boxed and smooth with an integrated drive shaft safety loop. It has disc brakes with billet calipers at all 4 wheels, braided brake hoses, custom e-brake assembly and a billet master cylinder. The stainless exhaust system polished like chrome. The motor has an extra capacity oil pan, high torque starter and chrome flywheel cover. The trans is a TCI Turbo 350 with finned aluminum pan and remote oil cooler. In back is a narrowed 9 inch rear with Strange aluminum center section and posi gears. The floors have been sprayed in a color matched chipgaurd. It also has aluminum panels painted to match. There are remote battery terminals and a disconnect under the car.

This car was appraised at $400,000 12 years ago. It costs much more today to build a car like this. It has been carefully driven 2,000 miles, it's ready to be enjoyed. I dont think our marketing does this car justice. I think the more time the new owner spends with this car the more impressed he will be. The appreciation for the details will grow. Like a gift that keeps on giving!

I, Jay Grams, take pride in personally writing the descriptions for virtually every car for about the last 30 years now. A significant amount of effort goes into fact checking. What I am offering is my professional impression of the vehicle.
Our salesmen are happy to assist with descriptions and making sure your questions are answered. One great suggestion is letting us do a walk around video that explains the car's condition in detail.
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815 385 3644 9-5 central
[email protected] Answered ASAP

Air conditioning
Power steering
Rack & pinion
Power brakes
4 wheel disc
Remote trunk
Remote hood
3,700 watt stereo
Power windows
Power seat
Air ride

Vehicle Details

  • 1940 Ford Custom
  • Listing ID:CC-1537842
  • Price:$178,998
  • Location:Volo, Illinois
  • Year:1940
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Custom
  • Exterior Color:Orange Kandy
  • Interior Color:Beige
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:V19825
  • VIN:185772

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Volo Auto Museum
27582 Volo Village
Volo, IL 60073
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