1940 Ford 2 Door Sedan History The 1937-1940 generation of Fords is one of the most popular automobiles for hot rodding. Early stock car racing drivers also used Fords of this generation among other cars. This Ford also formed the basis for a style of dirt track racing car. A high flat-topped hood dominated the front look of the 1940 model, as the grille spread out to reach the fenders to differentiate the Deluxe line and the headlights were pushed wider still. The standard Ford inherited the grille of the 1939 model with blackout on each side of a heavy chrome center; heavier headlight surrounds serve as another major differentiator from the 1939. 1940 was the last year of the 1937 design and its smaller V8 engine, with a straight-6 to be reintroduced the following year. Sealed-beam headlights were one of the few major advances for 1940, though a hydraulic top was new on the convertible. VIN 05696880 The previous owner of this beautiful Ford bought the car in 2012 from an Illinois man who didn’t know a lot about the history of the car. The restoration was completed in 2011. The previous owner replaced the condenser and compressor for the AC. The digital mileage was never set but we were told the car has roughly 1,500 miles on the restoration. Mechanics 385ci Fast Burn GM Performance Engine GM Built 700R4 Transmission 10 Bolt GM Open Rear End with 3:73 Gear Ratio Vintage A/C and Heat, New Condenser and Compressor Chrome Pulleys Holley 750 Carb GM Aluminum Intake GM Performance Heads Power Front Disc Brakes, Rear Drum Borgeson Power Steering Box Custom Aluminum Radiator Billet Air Cleaner HEI Distributor Chrome Alternator Manual Choke (Not Connected) Smithy Mufflers Stainless Tips on the Exhaust New Plastic Gas Tank Body All Steel Body, Fenders and Running Boards PPG 3 Stage Paint with Custom Flames by Shelby Drake Grille Gorgeous Chrome Bumpers Covered Running Boards Stainless Trim is in Great Shape Electric Door Poppers Beautiful Straight Body Doors Fit and Operate Properly Door Lips and Jambs are Clean and Solid Split Windshield Frenched 1939 Ford Tail Lights Frenched in License Plate Custom Cable Fuel Door GM Chassis Cragar SS Wheels 14” Front, 15” Rear Daytona SR Tires 195/70/14 Front, 235/70/15 Rear Frame is Solid and Nicely Painted Lowering Blocks Undercoated Floorboards, Very Clean Interior Lipstick Red Interior Gorgeous Paint Job on the Dash Dash Mounted Tach Aftermarket Radio Vintage A/C, Heat and Defrost Lokar Shifter SS Flaming River Tilt Steering Column Billet Specialties Steering Wheel VDO Gauges Electric Windows Power Adjustable Bucket Seats Custom Door Panels Billet Pedals Beautifully Upholstered Headliner with Matching Sun Visors Trunk is Upholstered to Match Interior Custom Cable for Trunk Behind Driver Seat Don’t Miss Out! 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