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Early Ford V-8s have long been a favorite of collectors. Perhaps none are more treasured than the 1940 models, designed by Eugene Gregorie. A restyle of the 1937 model, the 1940 Ford featured a wider three-piece grille for improved cooling, sealed-beam headlights relocated outward to the fenders, pop-up cowl vent, side-vent windows, and chevron taillights. Inside, the new Ford Deluxe received an updated dashboard and column-mounted gear shifter.
This highly restored Ford Deluxe Convertible is a rolling testament to the enduring beauty of the 1940 design. Gleaming in Garnet Maroon with a tan convertible top, the car benefits from a meticulous and exacting restoration.
In addition to the upscale trim of the Deluxe model, it is adorned with swan-neck exterior mirrors and auxiliary fog lights. It is powered by the revered 90 hp flathead V-8 engine and a desirable Columbia two-speed rear axle to enhance driveability. The car’s tan leather interior is complemented by the two-tone Deluxe dashboard featuring art deco-style gauges, clock, and enhanced with rich chrome trim.
Lovingly maintained for much of its life in two noted Ford collections, the consignor states the car is in excellent mechanical and cosmetic condition. This 1940 Ford Deluxe Convertible stands ready to show, drive, and enjoy in prewar open-air style.