Ford didn't take long to become one of the most dominating players in the automobile market by 1940, and this 1940 model year Ford Deluxe is the prime example of this very fact. Built for the upper middle class of society, the De Luxe was the first Ford to have an all-steel roof, and it was the 1940 model that first saw the sealed-beam headlights become a reality. It goes without saying this Deluxe has plenty of history to its name. But times move on, and although this particular vehicle might be quite different from what it was when it was straight out of the factory, it is still a great attempt at preserving the charm of Ford in the 1940s. With a rebuilt Chevy engine that has less than 20,000 miles on the clock, this Ford Deluxe is still going strong and now comes with a handful of modern conveniences to make life that much easier too.
The exterior of this particular Deluxe fits the bill with many other Fords that came out of the production line at the time. Featuring the vintage feel of a car from the 1920s, with a design that is visibly evolving into the likes we see in the 1960s with the retro aesthetic, this Deluxe has an appearance that appeals to elements of both eras. The black exterior is a classic choice, and the minimal badging and branding is a welcome piece of tasteful exterior design. The long swooping lines and spacious body of the Deluxe create an unmistakable silhouette, and with its more modern five-spoke wheels and 9-inch rear end with plenty of chrome to go around, this car is a sight to behold. Climbing inside, you'll find yourself with a distinctly different interior that has undergone some changes. The passengers now have bucket seats, cup holders, and a new stereo system with a CD player, according to the current owner. There are even power windows installed as an upgrade for further convenience.
With a rebuilt 350ci Chevrolet engine paired with a Turbo 400 automatic transmission, this Ford Deluxe has plenty of pep in its step. In addition, the car has undergone a recent tune-up according to the current owner. An oil change has also been recently done, according to the current owner, and if you were worried about handling, rest assured that the new KYB shocks and struts, new brake pads, front disk brakes, and rear drum brakes are more than adequate.
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