This 1940 Ford Deluxe convertible has undergone a comprehensive
nut-and-bolt restoration to bring it back to its original
condition. Under the hood, the Flathead V8 was rebuilt with an eye
toward an original look and includes correct componentry and
colors, and the finishes were carefully chosen to look as they did
in 1940. Dual exhaust pipes are routed through the frame and out
the back bumper and features period-correct exhaust deflectors.
This engine is backed by a 3-speed column-shifted manual
transmission. The entire chassis of the car was stripped back to
bare metal and painted in gloss black, and all of the suspension
was rebuilt. The brake system was completely rebuilt and the
4-wheel drum brakes work as they should. The car rolls on a correct
set of 16-inch steel wheels with chrome trim rings, deluxe center
caps and wide whitewall tires. On the outside, the car is finished
in a shade of Garnet Maroon that is period-correct with
laser-straight all-steel bodywork, panel gaps and a paint finish.
The top is finished in tan canvas with maroon piping that matches
the exterior of the car. On the inside, the dashboard is two-tone
maroon and "Rose Sand" and is complete with an AM radio. The seats
have all been reupholstered, and the rubber floor mat rounds out
the original appearance of the vehicle.