Hershey

The Hershey Lodge
10 - 11 October 2019
Lot 390

1940 Ford V-8 DeLuxe Convertible Coupe

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$77,000 USD | Sold

United States | Hershey, Pennsylvania

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Chassis No.
18-5770052
  • Dearborn Award winner
  • Highly desirable DeLuxe convertible coupe
  • Correct, comprehensive nut-and-bolt restoration
  • Many factory accessories, including power top, heater, clock, radio, bumper end caps with outriggers, and DeLuxe wheel covers
  • Includes tool set, jack, manuals, literature, and award plaques

Ford introduced several new features for the 1940 model year, plus one of the most distinctive pre-war body designs that many consider to be the pinnacle of the company’s pre-war styling. Technically, one of the most significant changes was relocating the gearshift lever from the floor to the steering column, a modern feature that was not only more convenient for the driver, but also increased front-seat legroom for passengers. Ford also introduced sealed-beam headlights in 1940, which were positioned at the front of the fenders in oval chrome housings to merge Ford’s earlier covered headlight design with the improved efficiency and durability of the sealed-beam bulbs.

This stunning Dearborn Award winner has been judged among the finest. Each and every detail has been meticulously attended to. The 24-stud flathead V-8 is silky-smooth, presented in all the correct finishes and colors, and the transmission and clutch operate as new. Its feel is effortless and exhibits all the characteristics of its original performance. The brakes have just been freshly serviced and stop straight and true. The paint is glass-smooth and looks a mile deep, and the chrome and other exterior finishes are exceptional, as well. The interior color, finishes, and materials are correct, and the upholstery is stitched correctly and shows no signs of wear.

Desirable accessories include a vacuum-operated canvas top that fits correctly and is supported by a beautifully finished frame, as well as a heater, clock, radio vanity mirror, bumper guard, and bumper end caps with outriggers, dual side-view mirrors, DeLuxe hubcaps, and more. The underside is beautifully detailed with correct fasteners and finishes. This is clearly one of the finest examples of a 1940 convertible coupe available and will do its next owner proud.