This astounding 1940 Ford tudor isn''t your garden-variety hot rod. With a built cost well into six-figure territory, impeccable build quality, a spectacular black leather interior, and a vicious Jon Barrett 383-inch stroker motor under the hood, it''s an over-the-top build that''s simply remarkable at every level. There are guys who say their cars were "no expense spared" but the real proof is in the machine itself. Looking over this vivid Viper Red fastback, there''s just no question that someone gave some of the best pros in the business a blank check and said, "Build me the finest 1940 Ford possible." The body is 100% steel except for the hood and rear fenders, and it has all been restored to show standards. That means near-flawless panels, excellent alignment, gaps that can be measured with a micrometer, and probably a hundred hours in the paint job alone. It''s been chopped, shaved, nosed, and decked, giving it a ton of presence, and anyone parking next to this car at a show is going to be bitterly disappointed by how shabby it makes their own car look in comparison. We almost feel like we need to give it its own display area here in the Streetside showroom. Yeah, it really is that nice. The interior alone probably cost more than a year at college, and you won''t wonder where the money went. First of all, it''s elegant and upscale, and the workmanship would be at home in the most expensive luxury cars built today. Of course, the black hides on the sculpted front bench are like an artist''s signature, and the effect is both exotic and luxurious. The seating surfaces show almost zero wear, and the matching carpets with bound leather edges have been protected by custom floor mats since they were new. The bright red dashboard is full of white-faced VDO gauges behind a custom leather-wrapped steering wheel atop a tilt column. A powerful AM/FM/CD stereo has been fitted with speakers throughout the interior, and a custom panel below the dash houses controls and vents for the A/C system. The trunk is actually quite useful, too, modestly upholstered and offering enough room for a week''s worth of luggage, even with the battery stashed back there. Building on the idea that reliability is as important as performance, there''s a Jon Barrett-built 383 cubic inch Chevy crate motor under the hood. Thumping out 450 horsepower and a towering 480 pounds of torque on pump gas, it delivers big block performance in a lightweight small block package. Dressed in polished aluminum and chrome, it''s a bright contrast to the sizzling red bodywork, and it''s obvious that someone spent some time thinking about plumbing and electrical and how they''d look. Polished accessories are positioned high on the block for easy access, and a big custom radiator up front keeps it cool. There''s a 700R4 4-speed automatic feeding a 9-inch Ford with easy-cruising gears inside, while the front suspension is a tubular A-arm setup. The dual exhaust system has a great tone, and with a disc brake at each corner, it drives, corners, and stops like any modern performance piece. Beautiful billet aluminum wheels from Colorado Custom wear big-n-little Hankook radials measuring 215/40/18s up front and 275/40/18s out back. Be careful when you look at this car, because it''s quite likely that anything else you see afterwards just won''t measure up. Documented and priced at roughly half of the build cost, if a car like this can be considered a bargain, this is it. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Dallas/Fort Worth showroom. For more information, please call (817) 764-8000 or toll free (855) 877-2707.