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Marietta, Georgia, United States

Features and Specifications

Make: Ford
Model: Deluxe
Type: Convertible
Year: 1940
Mileage: 29,000
Color: Burgundy
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Tan
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear

1940 Ford Deluxe


The 1940 Fords introduced several new features and one of the most distinctive designs of the prewar era with style and flair that has made the 1940 Ford a favorite of collectors, street rodders and customizers for generations. Technically, one of the significant changes was moving the gearshift from the floor to the steering column, a modern feature that was not only more convenient for the driver but also increased front seat legroom for passengers.

Ford also introduced sealed beam headlights in 1940, finally eliminating the persistent problem of moisture degrading the reflectivity of headlights, which relied on separate bulbs. The sealed beams sat at the front of the fenders in oval chrome housings that also incorporated the parking lights, merging earlier Fords’ covered headlight treatment with the improved efficiency and durability of the sealed beam bulbs.

The single element vee grille of 1939 was broadened for better cooling with separate grille elements located on each side of the center grille, a sharp and distinctive visual identification feature. Inside the 1940 Fords, the wood-grained dashboards that Ford had used for years were replaced by a modern dashboard in maroon and beige that employed rectangular forms for the instrument panel and the radio and large speaker, which were now a common feature. Bob Gregorie’s two-spoke steering wheel, which had earned high praise and acceptance in the 1939 Mercury, now found its way into the Ford, rendered in maroon and beige plastic to blend with the new dashboard design.

Interestingly, it is the 1940 Ford that is closely associated with bootleggers in the period. The motors were happy in their day and plenty of speed equipment was available to push them faster. With beefed
up rear suspension it was difficult for the law to spot a car loaded down with a fresh batch of white lightning. If the police gave chase, the little flatheads gave the moonshiner a good chance of outrunning his pursuers. This culture of speeding around in hopped up Fords gave way to circle track racing in the 1950s and ultimately formed the basis for modern NASCAR.

Finished in Stunning Garnet Maroon with Tan Leather Interior and Tan Top, this Magnificent, Documented CA. Estate, (1) Owner Classic underwent a Total Frame Off Rotisserie, Every Nut & Bolt, Award Winning Restoration, including Exterior, Interior, Top, Mechanics, and Brightwork. Total Investment exceeds $96,000. It comes with a full complement of amenities including:

  • 3 Speed Manual Transmission

    • “Fingertip” Colum Gear Shift

    • “Three Can Now Ride Up Front”

  • Columbia Two-Speed Rearend

    • Improved Touring Speeds at Lower RPM’s

    • Improved Gas Mileage

  • Two Tone Dashboard

    • Maroon and Beige

  • Full Instrumentation

    • Battery Oil Pressure, Temp, Fuel

  • Clock (Functional)

    • Wind Up Works

  • Delux Roto-Matic Radio

    • Five Pre-Selected Stations can be tuned in Automatically with only One Button

  • Centered Antenna

    • Parallels Windshield

    • Adjustable from within the passenger cab

  • Fog-Road Lamps

    • “Amber Lens to Cut Through Rain, Snow, & Fog”

  • Front License Plate Frame

  • Bumper Center Guard

    • “Protects grille from other cars’ bumpers”

  • Front & Rear Bumper End Guards

    • “Attractive, Harmonizing caps to Protect Fenders”

  • Vent Windows

    • Improved Ventilation and Defrost

  • Cowl Ventilation Air Scoop

  • Steering and Ignition Lock

  • Cigar Lighter (Unused)

  • Locking Glove Compartment

  • Manual Choke

    • Ease of Chilly Morning Starting

  • Throttle

    • Cruise Control (Sort of)

  • Automatic Convertible Top

    • Operated by 2 Vacuum Cylinders

    • Beautiful Haartz Cloth Canvas Top and Snap On Boot

    • Glass Rear Window with Chrome Frame

  • Dual Chrome Side View Mirrors

  • Locking “Ford” Scripted Gas Cap

  • Wide Whitewall Radial Tires (5)

    • Coker Classics

    • 600 X 16

  • “Ford” Scripted Hubcaps

  • Wheel Beauty Rings

  • Beautiful Tan Leather Interior

    • Tan Carpeted Rear Passenger Floor

  • V-8 Flathead Engine

    • 85 Horsepower

    • 221 Cubic Inches

    • Electric Fuel Pump

    • 3.06 Bore

    • 3.75 Stroke

  • Four Wheel Hydraulically Actuated Braking System

  • 112” Wheelbase

  • Live Axle Suspension with Transverse Leaf Springs

  • Original Owner Reference Book

  • Various Dealer Promotional Literature

  • Original 7 Piece Tool Set and Jack

  • Show Quality Engine Compartment & Undercarriage

Handsome, Modern, and Comfortable, it is not surprising that the 1940 Ford Convertible Coupe has been enthusiastically sought by collectors. Its Performance is Most Satisfying and up to the Challenge of today’s highway speeds, its Weather Protection is Reliable, and its Style has stood the Test of Time. “Victoria” is an Absolute Pleasure to Drive and garners all the “ooohs and aaahs” anytime out. If you have ever Dreamed of one of the Very Best in your Driveway, I believe you will be Most Favorably Impressed with Victoria. She is Immaculate Throughout!!! Ready for Show or Tour.

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