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1940 Ford Deluxe

Car for sale by Classic Investment in Marietta, Georgia 30062


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9 Cars For Sale 1785 Bishop Lake Ct
Marietta, GA 30062

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1940 Ford Deluxe $68,950

Marietta, GA Maroon · V8 1.8L · 10 miles

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 Gregories 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 RPMs

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


Cruise Control (Sort of)

Automatic Convertible Top

Operated by 2 Vacuum Cylinders

1940 Ford Deluxe Specifications

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  • Engine

    V8 1.8L
  • Drivetrain

  • Transmission

  • Transmission

    Manual 3-Speed
  • Exterior

  • Exterior Color

  • Custom Exterior Color

  • Interior

  • Interior Color

  • Seat Color


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