For Sale: 1940 Ford Deluxe in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

1940 Ford Deluxe

The clean styling of Ford's 1940 offerings was one factor that drove sales to more than five hundred thousand units, a jump of more than fifty percent over the previous year. Part of this popularity could no doubt have been attributed to Eugene "Bob" Gregorie's influence on the stylists who penned this design while he was chief of Ford's design department, a post that he held from 1935 to 1943. It was a freshening up of a styling concept first introduced in 1939 by the addition of a new front end design. Sealed beam headlights were offered for the first time by the automaker on the 1940 model. Aside from being a major safety improvement, their design contributed considerably to the new look.

For consignment, a 1940 Deluxe coupe hot rod if you will, and in very tasteful form. The design was so wildly popular among hot rodders, Ford actually sold the rights to the design in later years so they could be reproduced in fiberglass. This car is all metal, retains its beautiful bulbous design, running boards, and nice chrome abounding. Built by our consignor from front to rear and top to bottom with heat & AC, electronic fuel injection, and wait for it....a modern 5.0 Liter Coyote crate engine....a breath of fresh air here in our Hallowed Halls of Classic Auto Mall.

All steel, bathed in very nice Kona Blue Metallic paint, adorned with near perfect chrome and brite-work, we have a rolling work of Art Deco art. Very little was left unturned on this restoration/redux, as the lines are straight, gaps are really nice, and steel is straight. The original lines have been retained throughout the car and it looks just fab. The large teardrop shaped, visored sealed beam 1939 Ford headlamp bezels flank a horizontal ribbed curved V grille and tall beaked hood center. A nice chromed spear works its way back on either side along the beltline of the slightly curved sides. Black texture finished running boards are down low and connect the curvy bulbous fenders perfectly. At the gracefully curved rear of this car, we see 2 V shaped Sergeant stripe like tail lights almost getting lost in the deep field of dark blue paint but managing to hold their own. Polished and gleaming American Racing Torque Thrust wheels in 17 and 18-inch format keep this rodder firmly grounded and are wrapped in 225/45ZR17's and 275/40ZR18's respectively.

A swing of the door, and we shake hands with red custom leather stitched tuck and roll and smooth panels playing together to make up the door panels. Shiny door handles are within this field of red leather and not a mark on them and we note the wood grain painted sill surrounding the window opening. Slipping inside, late model Nissan wide tuck and roll stitched and heavily bolstered leather buckets are in the door panel matching red. These chairs are nice and wide with neatly curved backs, so they offer up plenty of room. A wood rimmed banjo style steering wheel sits atop a polished adjustable column and fronts the dash, which is now covered in more wood burl painted steel and highlighted in front of the driver by a modern white face gauge pod, and LCD odometer and trip. In the center of the dash is a chrome speaker grille with the Vintage AC heat/AC control just below. Various knobs grace the dash and in front of the passenger is the factory clock mounted within the glovebox. Very nice black carpeting floods the floor, and a custom console rains down from the dash holding the digital AM/FM/USB/Bluetooth & backup camera equipped touch screen stereo, power window toggles, and short-armed shifter with a leather boot and knob topper, and a black topper. Wonderfully comfy and ergonomically laid out for the most discriminating hot rod driver! A shout out to the trunk which is also dressed up to the nines in black carpeting and red leather side panels and has the battery within its confines.

A flip of the bulbous hood, and we are met with a shockingly massive and extremely powerful power plant in its blue and black glory. The mill in question is a 435hp 5.0 Liter Coyote V8 crate engine and feeding this technological marvel is electronic fuel injection, meanwhile on the back is a 4R70W 4-speed automatic transmission. This pushes power rearward to a John's Industries 3.50 TracLoc equipped Ford 9" rear axle.

Very clean and totally restored, no rust here with power disc brakes both fore and aft providing the whoah factor for this Fatman chassis. A like new Magnaflow dual exhaust system snakes its way rearward through the structurally sound framework, and very nice undercarriage of floor pans, toe kicks and rockers...all rust free. The suspension consists of a Mustang II style front end with coilovers and works with ladder bars and Ridetech coil overs in the rear to provide the ride.

She fired right up with a low rumble for an idle, and off to the test track where we made plenty of noise, experienced wonderful acceleration, smooth shifting transmission, and good solid handling. All functions were working fab at the time of my test drive and when behind the wheel it's easy to forget you aren't in a modern car.

Take the very popular for the time design, spice it up with a near flawless Kona Blue Metallic paint job and pepper on some chrome on the exterior, stitch a bunch of red leather to create a great comfy interior, updated gauges for the dash, and we have a real winner. And do not forget the fuel injected 5.0 Coyote engine and modern-day heat and air conditioning. Add in this being a hand built by our consignor hot rod and we have a real winner in our Hallowed Halls!

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 850 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

  • 1940 Ford Deluxe
  • Listing ID: CC-1675088
  • Price: $79,900
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1940
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Deluxe
  • Exterior Color:Kona Blue
  • Interior Color:Red
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:2200
  • Stock Number:4782
  • VIN:185773902
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Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Rd.
Morgantown, PA 19543

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