This show-stopping, sinister 1940 Ford Deluxe Convertible is the epitome of a grown-up hotrod. No gaudy flames, no goofy body mods, no obnoxious exhaust, just a show-quality custom build that likely cost thousands more than the asking price that delivers a professional level of performance and curb appeal. With a powerful 350 V8 under the hood, an upgraded sports suspension featuring power 4-wheel disc brakes, a luxurious black leather interior, and a super-slick, steel body covered in gallons of elegant black paint, this all-time favorite hotrod was built to show-or-go, and it does it all in a very BIG way.
Everybody loves the iconic 1940 Ford, so much so that they're still cranking out fiberglass replicas today. Fortunately, this one has a steel body and fenders, so it feels incredibly substantial and was put together by professionals so it looks loads better than it did when it was new. The pointed hood and grille are icons in the hobby and despite the amazing build and practically flawless performance of this car, they decided to keep things low-key and let the paint do all the talking. When it comes to a black finish, you better ensure the body is laser-straight and free of flaws because dark colors are very unforgiving when it comes to poor prep-work, and it's obvious the builders spent countless hours getting this one lined up just right. It's been driven and enjoyed since the restoration was completed, so it's no longer perfect, but any imperfections are very minor and can barely be seen by the naked eye. The miles-deep, shiny black finish accentuates the Ford's generous curves without hiding anything, and the traditional color will never look dated and always bring out the crowds. That's good news, because fit and finish are fantastic as well, with excellent gaps and a spectacular luster that should most of the trophies at your local car show. They didn't shave or chop anything, and the original brightwork and trim was restored and reinstalled, so it looks like a 1940 Ford in every way. Stock chrome bumpers fore and aft, teardrop headlights, and chevron-style taillights all give this Ford a very high-quality look and feel, and it looks slick-as-can-be with the top up or down.
Open those long, heavy doors and take a look inside where the stunning black leather interior is essentially a work of art. Subtle and sophisticated, it was custom crafted to maximize space inside, so just about anyone can get comfortable behind the wheel or in the passenger's seat. The black leather hides are almost completely unmarked (other than a few minor comfort marks), and the supportive bucket seats up front and matching rear seat in the back make this '40 Ford all-day comfortable for the whole crew. Sculpted door panels integrate billet door handles and modern power window switches, plush black carpets line the floors and insulate things inside, and the dash was beautifully painted to match and really pops thanks to those chrome accents. A custom chrome bezel houses a host of VDO gauges ahead of the driver, and they do a great job keeping an eye on the motor up ahead while still giving the cabin a very 1940s look. The leather-wrapped, banjo-style steering wheel feels great in the hands of the driver, and thanks to the tilt column it can be adjusted to accommodate just about anyone, and even the billet pedals were carefully selected to match the theme of the interior. A Lokar shifter manages the automatic transmission below, and there's a beautifully stitched black cloth convertible top that's power-actuated and seals up the cabin from the outside world. Out back, the spacious trunk was lined with plush black carpets to match the cabin, and there's plenty of room inside to account for most travel plans.
Under all that chrome, there's a 350 cubic inch V8, chosen specifically because of its low demands for the new owner. Plenty powerful, it's a crate motor from GM Performance Parts that's reported to have been stroked to 383 cubes (although, unfortunately we don't have any paperwork to prove this claim), and with all that added horsepower and torque it moves the Ford with effortless ease. Performance parts include GM Performance heads, an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor, a polished aluminum intake, and long-tube headers at the flanks that make the small block extremely responsive. Just about everything you can see was polished or plated, including the finned valve covers and matching air cleaner, and the builders went to great lengths to hide all the wiring and plumbing. Backed by a TH350 3-speed automatic transmission and a swapped-in Corvette C3 rear end, it's an effortless high-speed tourer that rides and handles like a modern car, and a big aluminum radiator up front keeps the whole show nice and cool. The front suspension is all independent and features tubular A-arms with coilovers and rack-and-pinion steering, and there's a power disc brake at each corner. The frame is heavily reinforced while the custom stainless exhaust system tucks up underneath for excellent ground clearance, and it sounds amazing, too. Staggered chrome alloys with spinners carry 165/15 front and 235/70/15 rear Dunlop radials that really fill the fenders perfectly in the classic big-and-little stance.
This isn't your average hotrod, but if you're an adult who is tired of the same-old, same-old at all the car shows, this stunning 1940 Ford convertible is the antidote. Call today!
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