1940 Ford Deluxe Convertible The clean styling of Ford\'s 1940 offerings was one factor that drove sales to more than five hundred thousand units, a jump of more than fifty percent over the previous year. Part of this popularity could no doubt be attributed to Eugene Bob Gregorie\'s influence on the stylists who penned this design while he was chief of Ford\'s design department, a post that he held from 1935 to 1943. It was a freshening up of a styling concept first introduced in 1939 by the addition of a new front end design. Sealed beam headlights were offered for the first time by the automaker on the 1940 model. Aside from being a major safety improvement, their design contributed considerably to the new look. For consignment, a \'40 Deluxe convertible hot rod if you will, but in tasteful form. The design was so wildly popular among hot rodders, Ford actually sold the rights to the design in later years so they could be reproduced in fiberglass. This car is an original all steel convertible body, retaining its beautiful bulbous design with running boards, has a convertible top put on and all sits on an homologation of the original frame with a Camaro front subframe and Corvette rear suspension. The interior is a sight to behold in all its oxblood glory, and an overall very nice build for sale here at Classic Auto Mall. Exterior With the body finished and bathed in very nice black 2 stage paint, and adorned with a thin chrome bumper on the front with twin guards and a bed rail topper, near perfect badging and brite-work, we have a rolling work of art. Very little was left unturned on this restoration, as the lines are straight, gaps are really nice, and paint, while having a few spider scratches, drips and chips, remains in the deep end of the pool. The large teardrop shaped and visored sealed beam headlamp bezels flank a horizontal ribbed curved V grille and tall hood center. A nice chromed spear works its way back on either side along the beltline of the slightly curved sides. At the curved rear of this car, we see 2 V-shaped Sergeant Stripe-like tail lights almost getting lost in the deep field of black paint. The rear bumper wraps around to protect the rear fenders and is equipped with more bumper guards, and this hovers below the gently sloping trunk lid. Bright and blingy 15-inch chrome wire wheels with knock off spinner center now shod in staggered width BF Goodrich Advantage T/A radial on all 4 corners. A lightly faded black canvas convertible top that moves up and manual shows with a cracked and slightly delaminated rear window and prepares us for a gaze into the interior. Interior A swing of the door, and we are in an oxblood bench seat and door panel custom vinyl and leather heaven. Within the leather and vinyl split back front, we can see not a mark on them. Smooth bolsters and a touch of a shade lighter inserts with deep buttons provide extra comfort for your posterior on long drives. Moving to the back reveals a pristine bench/2 plus 2 seating that follows the front seat motif perfectly. The rear side and door panels also match the seating with nice chrome actuators and cranks for the doors. On the dash some liberties were taken on the original design, but it retains its beautiful form with shiny red paint and even shinier chrome horizontal ribbing over the factory speaker location. A tilt steering column with column shifter and a tachometer strapped to the left has a smaller version of the original steering wheel at its end. This fronts a bevy of antique white face VDO gauges in round form with chrome bezels are residing in a polished stainless panel. Dash central holds a few knobs and pulls along with the ignition switch and just below is the controller for the aftermarket heater and AC. Black carpeting in mint condition floods the floors. The trunk too has been finished to perfection with red carpeting and oxblood buttoned vinyl. Drivetrain A flip of the massive hood,
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