1940 Ford Deluxe Coupe
Excerpt from the foreword section of the 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 beautifully iconic Ford Deluxe. Wonderful
condition all around and looking exactly like it did when new.
Presenting very nicely, and a great driver, I can attest to this
from firsthand experience.
Deep dark black covers all the straight, dent and rust free, steel
panels that make up the exterior of this car. The paint is in good
condition with only minor inclusions, touch ups and a few areas of
paint pop. Up front, a very nice art nouveau style grille is
flanked by 2 teardrop shaped headlights which are framed in deluxe
oversized bezels. Large swooping fenders front and rear provide the
framing for the rubber topped running boards, meanwhile a swooping
roofline melts down into the trucklid after passing by a 2 pane
rear window. Chrome and write work are excellent and I cannot get
enough of the Sergeant stripe tail lights with blue dots added.
Ford Deluxe dog dish style hubcaps and trim rings frame matching
black steel wheels, and all are wrapped with Firestone wide white
wall bias ply tires.
Like the original mohair, new tan material lines the door panels
and stretches over the front split bench. The seat sits within a
tan metal tub and looks near showroom new. Behind the split bench
is a storage area topped by another storage tray. It is not known
if this is the way the original car was, or if this option was
available, however with this installed, this car could have been
the ultimate salesman coupe. Factory gauges are installed into the
pristine dash, which is maroon metal top over a tan metal face. A
beautiful yellow cream gauge cluster is in front of the driver, and
plenty of horizontal chrome grillwork for the center. Noted is a
clock in the center of the glovebox and hanging below this dash is
the handle to open the fresh air cowl. Fronting the dash is the
original pristine 2 metal spoked steering wheel with a bakelite
rim. A black rubber mat covers the floors and presents very
Within the original engine bay is the correct 221ci Flathead V8
engine that our consignor states has had a recent tune up. A
3-speed transmission shifted on the column is noted and a 3.78
geared rear axle brings up the back. Also, a word about the engine,
it is a very clean flathead, as one can see, and has been very well
maintained, with no corrosion, and within a very well restored
As expected, well restored and very solid with only minor surface
rust on untreated components. Transverse leaf springs are on front
and rear as are drum brakes. A dual exhaust system with glasspack
style mufflers handles the exhale and presents with a surface
rusted finish. No worries under here!
This car starts and runs as it should, with a good clutch, and 85hp
it actually can cruise at highway speeds with some time to get
there. A straight bias free stopper, and what few functions this
has to offer all work.
A wonderful example of the 1940 Ford Deluxe coupe with a salesman's
flair and all the art deco cues you can shake a stick at. Very
clean, and very smooth driver.
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 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
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.