I am offering for sale a 1940 Ford “Standard” Tudor Sedan. First, some history on the car: I purchased the car in 2010. The party I bought it from provided me with the following information:
- The car was purchased in Texas and driven to San Jose in 1991.
- From 1991 thru 2004 the car was restored. The following was done:
--- New brakes, master cylinder, front & rear springs were installed.
--- All wiring was replaced.
--- All window glass & weatherstripping replaced.
--- Engine was rebuilt in 1998 by Rod Furtado. I “Googled” him and he was a flathead “guru” with quite a reputation. The engine is the original 85 HP V-8 flathead, but during the rebuild, a 1951 Mercury crank & cam shaft was added. I was told this increased the horsepower to 140 (not verified).
--- While engine was being rebuilt the body was stripped to bare metal and painted.
--- In 2004 it was converted to a 12 volt system. A new clutch was installed along with Sanderson headers & a dual exhaust system.
Since I purchased the car in 2010, the following has been done:
- New fuel tank & fuel lines were installed.
- New dropped front axle was installed; overhauled the rear axle & brakes. New Coker radial white wall tires were mounted
- Repaired speedometer (all gauges are original and operable).
- Installed electronic ignition system, new spark plug wiring & distributor adapter.
Since I have owned the car it has always been garaged. I see no evidence of rust, and it is the original steel body. The odometer works and it shows just over 50,000 miles. I cannot verify these are original miles, I suspect it may be the mileage on the rebuilt engine, but that's only a guess.