Vibrant paint on a classic steel body makes this 1940 Ford Deluxe Convertible an appealing vintage machine. But as you take note of details like the upgraded wheel and wide dual exhaust tips, you start to see that this is something much more. It's really a full custom build with a leather-lined interior, four-wheel disc brakes, an overdrive transmission, and a seriously powerful modern LS3 fuel-injected heart.
The red paint is what's going to first catch your eye. This was a quality application, and so it retains a great shine and depth that really radiates in the sunlight - exactly what you want on a sunshine-friendly convertible. The gloss of the paint is also a great way to showcase the straightness of the all-steel body. This has all your favorite classic brightwork pieces that make a '40 Ford so distinct, like the sharply-pointed tall grille, chevron taillights, mirror-like bumpers, w/end caps, and the teardrop headlight bezels. Plus, there's added polish that also hints at this car's performance, like the bright dual exhaust tips and the polished 15-inch American Racing Torq Thrust wheels.
The tan folding roof adds to the car's style with a timeless color combo against the red, and it also has elegant cabriolet lines. But a car like this was meant to be open to the world. So they gave you the same attractive tan inside, too. This was built with comfort in mind, and that starts with the supple leather upholstery. The front bench power adjusts, and there's a movable center console for true individual comfort. This has well-integrated modern features like power windows, cup holders, and an AM/FM/CD stereo with Bluetooth. There are even provisions for modern R134a air conditioning (it will need servicing to blow cold again.) While this setup is ultra-tidy and comfy, it's also built to be a better driver. You have a banjo-style sports steering wheel on a tilt column, power steering, and a Lokar floor shifter. Plus, the gauges have a factory look, but they really are a modern Classic Instruments package with a large speedo and tach.
While you've seen plenty of custom work on the interior and exterior, the best is saved for under the hood. It will be hard to find a more modern powerhouse than Chevrolet's 6.2-liter fuel-injected LS3 V8. These were known for making well over 400 horsepower in the Camaros and C6 Corvette, and this one has been built right with a ZR-1's LS9 rotating assembly. It's even supported by the right pieces, like a serpentine belt system and an aluminum radiator w/electric fan. When you look at the undercarriage photos, you'll also spot upgrades like the Mustang II-style independent front suspension, wide BF Goodrich T/As, and four-wheel power disc brakes. So if you're starting to see this custom as an easy cruiser near or far, you'd be right. In fact, it even has a modern four-speed automatic transmission with highway-friendly overdrive.
The sale comes complete with maintenance records, service manuals, and restoration photos showing you this car's journey. This is a thoughtful build that was made to be impressive, fun, and comfy all at once. That's what a lot of us want in a driver's classic, so don't miss this Forty Ford. Call today!!!