If there''s one car we can guarantee will be popular 10, 20, or 50 years from now, it''s the 1940 Ford coupe. The original fat-fendered Ford, this flamed-out ''40 has a neat combination of traditional tricks and modern tech to make it a great show and go cruiser. These cars are so popular that you can now buy entire brand-new steel 1940 Ford coupes, but we''re pleased to say this one was stamped and assembled in 1940 and tastefully modified about 10,000 miles ago. The unusual color combination takes traditional flames and gives them a more sophisticated look with handsome cream paint and burgundy licks on the front end. Those flames are painted on, not decals, and have fine blue tips to create a sense of heat as well as a cool effect. Of course, the list of body modifications is pretty lengthy, including a lot of shaved trim, including the door handles, a Vee''d windshield, and color-matched grille and headlight bezels. The running boards were restored and painted to match the body, giving the car a sleeker, lower look than if they''d been wrapped in rubber. Out back, the rear end features 1939 Ford teardrop taillights frenched into the rear fenders, as well as traditional pinstripes for an old school vibe. Finish quality is quite good all around, and though the car has been driven, someone has also given it the care it deserves along the way. Tastefully refinished, the interior is an easy place to spend some time. Handsome burgundy tweed fabric was chosen because it''s comfortable and durable and the inverted color combination works extremely well. The dash was painted to match the body and laced with some more trick pinstripes, while the seats, door panels, and carpets were all custom made. A leather strip through the center gives it a unique look that will stand out among all the lesser rods, and there''s still a full-sized back seat for family or friends. All the usual upgrades are here, including A/C, power windows, and a tilt column with a billet banjo-style wheel wrapped in leather. A Sony AM/FM/CD stereo was cleverly hidden in the glove box so that there was no need to cut up the original dash, and new Dakota Digital instruments were installed just recently. The fully finished trunk offers more custom upholstery work with unique Ford script inside a Chevy bowtie. That emblem is well-earned, however, thanks to a 350 cubic inch Chevy V8 under the hood. With an .030 overbore, Edelbrock carb and intake, and long-tube headers, it''s certainly potent enough to earn those flames on the nose. The firewall was smoothed and you''ll note that the color scheme continues here, a neat detail. A few chrome dress-up pieces make it worthwhile to show off the engine bay, and service access is quite good. The front suspension is a Mustang II setup with disc brakes and rack-and-pinion steering, while out back an 8-inch Ford hangs on ladder bars. A custom dual exhaust system snakes through the frame to give this car great ground clearance, and it rides extremely well with modern shocks all around. Beautiful chrome Torque Thrusts glitter under the cream paint and carry staggered 225/50/16 front and 235/55/17 BFGoodrich radials. Great rods never go out of style, and if you like them to be great to fun as well as good looking, this 1940 Ford certainly fits the description. 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.