For Sale: 1934 Ford Model 40 in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

1934 Ford Model 40 Convertible

In March of 1932 the Ford Motor Company introduced the new Model 40 V8. V8 engines had been used for many years but they were expensive to produce and drove the cost of the vehicle into territory that only a few could afford. The cylinder block casting process was complicated. Ford, however, found a way to mass-produce the V8 engines making them the first low-priced V8 engines on the market. The cylinders were cast 'en block', meaning in one piece, which was a rather simple process resulting in inexpensive prices. The V8 engines went through their teething problems mainly because the engines were rushed into production. They were prone to overheating, cracked blocks and piston and bearing failures. Once these problems were corrected, the engines proved their potential and stayed in production for the next twenty years.

For consignment, a street rod version of the Model 40 drop top from the blue oval. This beauty checks all the boxes for a wonderful final presentation...paint, powerful engine, beautiful interior, and plenty of shiny chrome trimmings to contrast the metallic paint. Hand built by our consignor's father, she's a looker and a cooker, all reliable, and a turnkey classic with no wrenching required!

From its perfect curved and shiny bumper which protects a shield style vertical ribbed grille flanked by a large single chromed bezeled headlight on either side, cowled hood, suicide doors and a curvaceous rear that will make Marilyn Monroe green with envy, this is a fabulous build. All bathed in midnight blue paint over a full steel body with only a few scuffs and light scratches, it's definitely the deep end of the pool. Throw in some exterior fenders that look like they have been fashioned from hours on an English wheel, a nifty running board, and a set of 4 15-inch American Racing Torque Thrust wheels with polished lips to beat the band, and now we are talkin'! Throw in dual chromed side view oval mirrors, wrap the front window with beautiful trim and a chromed single wiper, a black canvas convertible top that has never been down, perfect glass, side mounted chromed running lights and french curve door handles, and you my friend, are arriving in high style with some chutzpah under the hood.

Two tone gray and charcoal with a peppering of black all in tweed which covers the door panels and overstuffed bench seat with tuck and roll inserts and smooth bolsters, call on comfort city! A perfectly painted metal dash and dash front houses a grouping of Classic Instruments gauges with analog pointers, white faces, and an analog odometer readout. A black and chromed adjustable steering column fronts this dash and is topped by a black rimmed Grant GT steering wheel. A shout out to the carpet which is clean black woven on edging. A long armed Lokar shift lever grows upward from the carpeting and sits perfectly within reach of the driver's right arm. Way out back under the trunk lid is a gray tweed shod rumble seat.

A lift of the louvered cowl and what to my wandering eyes does appear but none other than a Ford 351ci Windsor V8. It is fed air and fossils via an Edelbrock 4bbl carburetor and Edelbrock aluminum intake manifold. On the back, a 3-speed C4 automatic transmission sends power to a Ford 9" rear axle. Also seen are crinkle finish ribbed Ford Racing valve covers, a chrome air cleaner assembly, supple hoses, an electric fan setup, and an MSD distributor. Cue the undercarriage section!

Thank you very much drivetrain, and any build of this quality one would only expect the best underneath and you're gonna get it. Flowmaster mufflers fed by dual exhaust, a field of black for the frame, body hangers, flooring and below the running boards. All are now all buttoned up and structurally sound and certainly rust free. A Mustang II style front suspension is on along with disc brakes on front. On the back is a 4-bar arrangement with coilovers and drum brakes.

Hopping in through the suicide doors I was Al Capone all over again with my shiny painted, fully chromed, getaway car. I fired up the 351 cubes and it was off to the test track with a neck snapping push of the accelerator. Here she performed flawlessly, with straight panic stopping, (I always test this first!), easy steering, good handling, and plenty of power at your toe tips. All functions were working and talk about turning heads...

A meticulous build, no stone left unturned on this beautifully designed car right out of 1934 and our consignor's father's capable hands. Plenty of bling, lots of excellent paint, a snappy interior and trunk, and of course the power plant is unmatched with its add ons and extras, and it looks fab to boot! The receipts for this build are available and with this power and great looks you will not only be the talk of the neighborhood, but also the talk of the whole town.

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 and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.

Vehicle Details

  • 1934 Ford Model 40
  • Listing ID: CC-1628566
  • Price: $55,500
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1934
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Model 40
  • Exterior Color:Midnight Blue
  • Interior Color:Gray
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:27152
  • Stock Number:4273
  • VIN:18759774
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Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Rd.
Morgantown, PA 19543

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