This car came from the Omaha, NE area. We have good luck buying solid cars from the Plains. No salt use and plenty of wind to keep them dry underneath during storage. This is a true business coupe. There is no back seat, the rear quarter windows don’t roll down. It is the short-roofed coupe. This one has the Flathead 6 cylinder engine. While it doesn’t have the legendary V8 sound, it has similar horsepower and more torque. It is backed by a three speed manual transmission with overdrive. No problems going 75 mph. At some time, this car was lightly customized. The grill is a Desoto Grill. Cruiser skirts were added and the suspension has been lowered with blocks. The electrical system has been converted to twelve volts. There are air shocks, lake pipes and dummy spots. We believe the engine was rebuilt, as the color was changed to the Mercury green. The water pump was recently replaced. An alternator was installed. We rebuilt the master cylinder. It was recently tuned up. We also installed new door and glove box locks, sill plates and all new door and kick panels to match the black vinyl seat. We installed a modern AM/FM stereo with remote control. It has a USB port. All features, gauges and lights work with exception of the parking brake. This car starts, idles, runs, shifts drives and stops just as it should. We found some floor patches, but the frame, floor supports and inner rockers are in good condition. This is a great looking, lightly customized business coupe. It is great to drive and won’t cost you an arm and a leg.
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.