VIN: 5554588 Mileage shown: 97,182
with a 80hp Ford flathead V8 from a 1950 model, and 3 speed manual transmission. 1940 saw a re-design from Ford and Eugene Gregorie. Its fenders were beautifully curved to complement the body contours. Also new was a popup cowl vent that provided interior ventilation in addition to crank out window shields. Both Deluxe and Standard body styles had front vent windows. Inside the new Ford was a noticeably new dash that featured rectangular shaped instruments. Styling highlights included sealed beam headlamps, a new horizontal bar grille and unique chevron tail lights.
This wonderful car underwent a complete restoration in 1980. It was attempted to use original parts where available, and the original flathead V8 was removed and replaced with an engine from a 1950 model. The distributor is on top and on the front for easier servicing. The car was painted in a deep burgundy exterior, and the interior was finished in burgundy seats with grey carpet and headliner. The original gauges and the Bakelite interior parts remain.
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Fully restored car, and garage kept since restoration; many original parts remain; car appears to be rust-free.
Private Collection of a Gentleman Hillsborough, NC
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