Turning a business coupe into a street machine is sure to turn heads, but when it's done on something as distinctively different as a 1940 Dodge Deluxe, then you know it leaves a lasting impression. In fact, the hot rod style exterior is backed up by performance enhancements like a 440 V8 and four-wheel disc brakes. And while the exterior has a road warrior kind of vibe, you'll be impressed at the investment that makes the interior so comfortable.
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proportions for a full custom treatment. We love the way the short passenger cab also has a long slope that becomes part of the extra-long trunk. It makes for one of the most graceful styles ever to hit the road. So it's quite fun to contrast this elegance with more brutal speed elements like the louvered hood, nerf bar front bumpers, and full side pipes. The matte black paint goes ideally with this attitude. It just has a mean hot rod style with a hasty street-ready application. So it looks quite cool right now, but you could also easily upgrade this finish to fit with a more traditional attitude. After all, the windshield sunshade, rear fender skirts, and distinct front trim that leads to the unique grille are all part of a classic style that would look good in a high gloss respray. And no matter how you choose to enjoy this Dodge, there are useful cruiser details, like how the classic wheels with two-piece trim can also hold modern touring tires.
The interior continues this custom's true cruiser feeling. This is a custom two-tone tan and beige that is intertwined on the seats door panels, and headliner. Even the large trunk is done to match. Your first impression might just be a nice classic and clean classic, but then you can start to see plenty of well-integrated upgrades. For example, the classic-style radio is really a modern AM/FM stereo with Bluetooth, and the stock Dodge steering wheel is now on a tit column. Plus, the tall Lokar shifter and full AutoMeter readouts give this the right touch of street machine vibe.
Butterfly hoods are always fun to open at car shows, and we love the hint of copper in the engine bay that matches the wheels. But the real attraction under the hood is Mopar's mighty 440 cubic-inch V8. It's built for power with a Suit 750 four-barrel carburetor, an Edelbrock aluminum intake, and ceramic-coated headers feeding the side pipes. There are also good supporting components, like a large electric fan, good plug wires, and the battery in the trunk for good weight distribution. The true cruiser nature is revealed when you look underneath, this includes upgrades like the Volare independent front end, rear traction bars, and a limited-slip rear diff. Add in the A727 Torqueflite three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, and upgraded four-wheel power disc brakes, and you can see how this coupe is quite easy to enjoy.
The sale comes complete with impressive paperwork like the original bill of sale, registration receipts, owner's card, and more. So no matter if you want a rat rod style or a sleek custom coupe on the outside, the comfy interior, big power, proper driving upgrades, and nice history means this one is impressive for whatever way you choose to enjoy this Dodge. Call today!!!