The 1940 Ford business coupe is always popular, but few are restored to this level. With awesome paint, a custom A/C interior, an upgraded frame/suspension, four-wheel disc brakes, an overdrive transmission, and a fuel-injected 5.0 V8, this restomod is the kind of full package that delivers what you want from every angle.
The minty green is a great color to represent its era, but there's a kind of glow that lets you know this is a more modern application. You can tell this took added .....
time and care to get this level of quality, and that's for a very good reason. This was built by a veteran Ford tech who built one for himself. So you have a passion project by someone who was devoted to the blue oval. In fact, we're told it was a seven-year build completed around 2002. And since it has been kept in the family ever since, this restomod has received only proper care and respect. It's why all the important brightwork, like the chrome bumpers, art deco grille, two-piece wheel covers, and teardrop headlight bezels are complete and brilliant. And the full-length trim helps to highlight how straight the panels are. The total impression this one makes is such a clean and detailed classic, that its restomod hints (like the meaty rear tires and dual exhaust tips) may just go incognito.
The interior does not try to hide the upgraded style. It's about creating a space that's practical, comfortable, and unmistakably custom. Since this was done by a Ford man, there are details that bring in some of the best of Ford. For example, the tenth-gen Thunderbird wanted to establish its luxury cruiser feeling with an amazing array of power adjustments to its optional seats, and 1940 Ford now has them! The power window and power lock switch panel is borrowed from the F-Series pickups, and did you notice they are painted in green to coordinate with the exterior and dash? The steering wheel is the classic dual-spoke unit that has cruise control buttons while also giving you a clear view of the gauges. And speaking of the readouts, they are now a full set of crisp classic-style AutoMeter units. There are also well-integrated upgrades like an AM/FM/CD stereo and cold-blowing air conditioning. It all makes for a classic coupe that's quite pleasant to cruise all day long.
The engine bay continues the best of Ford with a 5.0-liter fuel-injected V8. It has the tidy look of a professional installation. And you'll also see the right supporting pieces like an aluminum radiator and a set of shorty headers feeding the subtly sweet tune of the dual exhaust. As you look underneath, you see a stout build with a Fatman frame and Mustang II-style front end with tubular A-arms. It's a smooth driver with power steering and four-wheel power disc brakes. Plus, the four-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is great for trips near or far.
The sale comes complete with build receipts and restoration photos. This is a passion project by a proper Ford man, and the quality really shows. So if you've been looking for an exceptional way to cruise an icon, you know you can't let this '40 Ford restomod slip away. Call today!!!