This is a 1940 Ford Four Door Sedan with the original flathead V8 engine, with Offenhauser heads and intake manifold. It has a Chevy S-10 five speed manual transmission added along with a late model rear end. The closed drive shaft has been eliminated, in favor of a conventional open drive shaft, and dual rear leaf springs added with the new rear. This makes for an excellent cruiser. All the glass has been replaced with new tinted glass. Runs and drives out very smooth. Body is very solid with an older amateur paint job. Undercarriage is super solid.
With Monterey Car Week around the corner, I can’t help but daydream about the wonderful drive along the Pacific Coast Highway.
The four-door luxury convertible is pretty much an extinct configuration, gone by way of 1960s Lincoln Continentals, unless you count a couple of recent concept cars.
From the Tammy Allen collection and set to cross the block without reserve during the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas option is this 1940 Ford Deluxe custom sedan.
After World War II, some car dealers distributed their limited inventory on a lottery basis.
With all the attention given to so-called barn finds, how great is it to discover an all-original, preserved classic that’s old enough to apply for Medicare
It took almost 50 years and a build team of nine, but I once again am the proud owner of a 1940 Ford Deluxe coupe.
Classic car week begins today in Arizona and, as always, the six auctions taking place in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area through January 18 will tout their offerings in hyperbolic terms.
The Danbury Mint has gone out of the car business.