Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth , Texas
Restorations just don't come any fresher! This 1940 Ford Sedan Deluxe just hopped off the rotisserie and looks outstanding both inside and out. Equipped with an upgraded modern suspension, it's as well suited to handle the demands of modern driving as it is to take on the competition on the show circuit.
Ford created its Deluxe line to cater to a growing demand for more outwardly luxurious cars, and added some great styling touches in their pursuit - the art-deco front grille, high set pair of rear windows and dramatically curved rear roofline being obvious right off. All that aesthetic panache is covered in black paint that's been very recently applied with obvious great care and features a strong clearcoat on top to produce a new-car shine. There's a lot of impressive fresh chrome on display - the center panel of the front grille, the teardrop shaped headlight casings whose custom appearance belies their factory origin, and side trim that runs the length of the car and seems to match the curvature of the roof life as it ends in back. The thorough restoration has also left this Ford with excellent glass on all four sides that's surrounded by fresh rubber seals. It's just a great looking vintage sedan on all accounts.
The red leather interior is a driving environment you'll definitely appreciate being surrounded by. The brand new bench seating in front and back has yet to bear the weight of any passengers on the road, so they still have a showroom appearance. Top to bottom, back to front and side to side, there's a lot of room inside this cabin, making for a very comfortable experience out on the road - even tall passengers can stretch out in back. There's also a lot of attention to detail shown, and the matching door panels and headliner provide a very finished look. The dark red dash area just beyond the chrome tilt column features an inspired updating of its original configuration and very well prepped steel that has a liquidy gloss to it. Aftermarket Dolphin gauges look awesome in the textured chrome of the instrument cluster, with their dark faces and vintage-looking font, and the analog clock recessed into the passenger side glove box is a great added detail. There's a pair of in-dash vents on each side to bring the climate-controlled work of the Vintage Air into the cabin to keep everyone comfortable. Raise the generously-sized deck lid in back and you'll find a very spacious storage area lined with fresh red carpeting.
Mechanically speaking, this Ford features an array of components that make it very well positioned to handle everyday driving conditions in excellent fashion. A 350 cubic inch V8 sits under the tapered hood, activated by a keyless lever inside the cabin. It's ready for action, firing right up, sounding great and looking right at home in its vintage compartment carrying its chrome air cleaner on top. It pairs with a TH350 3-speed automatic transmission that's also fresh, for a very road-ready drivetrain. A modern front suspension, designed and built by Chassis Engineering, Inc. sits below this stylish sedan, and it offers a level of design unattainable in vintage form, with its power rack and pinion steering, coilover front suspension and front disc brakes. This pre-War classic sits on a set of 15" Moon Cap wheels with Ford branded chrome centers, wearing Nexen tires in front and Cyclone Radial GT tires in back.
This 1940 Ford Sedan Deluxe has the visual magnetism to turn heads on the street or at car shows and will be an absolute blast to drive. Call today!
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