If you appreciate driving your cars, then this 1940 Ford tudor will
definitely appeal to you. Nothing radical, mind you, just great
execution, a well-sorted drivetrain, and timeless good looks.
There are no radical modifications on the body, no chopped roof, no shaved handles, and all the original Ford trim remains in place, albeit restored to new condition. The 1940 Ford is incredibly popular with restorers and rodders alike, thanks to its combination of iconic styling and practical, big car comfort. This one was clearly built to drive, but like all hand-built cars, the attention to detail and level of quality is beyond what you'd get from some mass-produced transportation appliance. The beautiful black paint is bereft of flames or graphics, a refreshing change from the usual stuff, and the Ford's trim ensures that it's enough to grab onlookers' attention. It's 100% original factory steel, sans the rear quarters, so there's a solid feeling on the road and the doors open and close like the proverbial bank vaults. The tudor fastback body is sleek and ideally lends itself to a lowered and raked stance without losing any of its back-seat practicality. Chrome and stainless trim has been fully restored rather than painted or removed altogether, and even the rubber-covered running boards survived the conversion intact. The only modification that stands out is the Vee'd windshield. There's a lot to love here, especially if you're a Ford fan.
Inside, there's a custom black interior that does a great job of making the interior feel modern and up-to-date. The original bench seat was jettisoned and replaced by a pair of comfortable buckets, matching door panels with neat courtesy lights, and you'll note the original door levers were retained while power window switches were neatly tucked in up front. A tilt steering column is topped by a banjo-style wheel which has V8 emblems for a vintage vibe. Modern conveniences like air conditioning, heat, and a powerful AM/FM/CD entertainment system have all been beautifully integrated into the original dashboard, which also houses a full array of gauges from VDO. There's even a neat clock over in the glove box lid in front of the passenger, a definite throwback to the 1940s. There's plenty of stretch-out room in the fully finished back seat ant the trunk is nicely finished with full carpets and access panels to maximize storage capacity
Under the pointed hood you'll find a 350 cubic inch Chevy V8 built for both reliability and performance. Go easy on the throttle and it's happy to cruise, pulling down almost 20 MPG. But open all four barrels on the Edelbrock carburetor and it really wakes up, pulling this rounded cruiser deep into triple digits without a lot of drama. There's plenty of chrome and shiny stuff under the hood, so don't be afraid to open it up at shows. The chassis is well engineered, with a Camaro front clip with disc brakes and power steering, while out back, leaf springs locate the S10 pickup rear end, which is also fitted with discs. A TH400 3-speed automatic transmission handles the gear swaps and there's a mellow dual exhaust system that's smooth enough to drive all day. Shiny Torque Thrust wheels offer traditional looks and wear 195/65/15 front and 225/75/15 rear tires.
There's a lot to like in this beautiful 1940 Ford. First, it's extremely well engineered and sorted, so you can drive it with confidence. The attention to detail with things like the gauges and interior fittings means that someone really cared about building this one right. For a car you can drive with confidence and show with pride, it'll be tough to find a better one. Call now!