1940 Ford Deluxe Sedan Delivery

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Type: Used
Year: 1940
Make: Ford
Model: Deluxe Sedan Delivery
Body: Panel Van
Engine Size: 221 c.i. Flathead V8
Trans: 3 spd Manual
Mileage: 0
VIN: 185400995
Stock: 400995
Ext Color: Green
Int Color: Brown

West Coast Classics are proud to present this absolutely exceptional and stunning example of this comprehensively restored and very rare all original Henry Ford steel 1940 Ford Deluxe Sedan Delivery Panel van with it's reliable and virtually bullet-proof 221 CI flathead V8 engine with a manual synchromesh 3 speed manual transmission, a very solid original car that was fully restored a few years ago!


Steel body

221 CI flathead V-8 engine

Downdraft carburetor

Column-shifted 3-speed manual transmission

Hydraulic drum brakes

Dark Green with Brown interior

Maroon painted dash


This is an absolutely exceptional example of this body off restored 1940 Ford 2 Door DeLuxe Panel Van, the legendary Eugene Gregorie designed top-of-the-line models with a handsome facelift for 1940 which marked the Deluxe models. Styling highlights for the DeLuxe models included chrome trimmed sealed beam headlamps, a steering column mounted shift lever, the Deluxe three part horizontal bar grille, 'Ford DeLuxe' hubcaps and unique 'Chevron' taillights. A decidedly modern new dash for the 1940 DeLuxe model, a rectangular instrument panel and an ashtray both sides!


The Deluxe models were the top-of-the-line for this year and have always been recognized and appreciated amongst Ford enthusiasts their unique handsome styling and are now getting very rare and hard to find anywhere in this kind of condition. This vehicle was recently acquired from a renown collection and has been restored to original and is in pristine condition. No detail spared, this vehicle is one of a kind and would be a pride of ownership addition to any car collection.


Ford Motor Company introduced its DeLuxe Ford line in 1938 as an upscale alternative to bridge the gap between its base Standard model and luxury Lincoln offerings. The 'Deluxe' name was used intermittently before and after this to specify an upscale trim, but the 'DeLuxe Ford' line was differentiated as a separate 'marque within a marque' with separate styling and pricing through 1940. During 1939, Ford had five lines of cars: Ford, De Luxe Ford, Mercury, Lincoln-Zephyr, and Lincoln. After the war, this was simplified to Ford, Mercury, and Lincoln. As Mercury sales progressed, the DeLuxe approach was cancelled.


This was one of the sweetest rides you could by in 1940. Imagine the looks back in the day, to drive a sporty luxury panel van and these prestigious Ford Deluxe models were all of that and more. In 1940, Ford released a new line which replaced the 1939 model. The fastback 2 door sedan models were reminiscent of the aerodynamic coupes of the 1930's and came in either standard or deluxe trim versions.


You will be hard pressed to find anyone to dispute that the 1940 Ford is one of the most elegant automobiles ever to roll off of either Henry Ford's, or for that matter any other, US assembly line. More than 80 years later they are one of the few such models still as attractive today as they were to buyers when new. Of all the elegant models produced, these particular 1940 Deluxe models were built with a central X crossmember with inside bench seats which could seat four/five comfortably. The car houses the standard array of gauges in a beautiful period Art Deco theme with its original 'Motorola' AM radio positioned in the center of the panel and a clock matching the speedometer dresses up the passenger side. This car has it's original factory 'Hot Wave Twin Flow' Heater.


Moving this handsome car is an original 221 cu in Flathead V8 which is  mated to its original standard column shift 3 speed manual transmission which featured synchronized second and third gears. This rare Ford will still run down the road at freeway speeds with no hesitation, she has no wobbles or creaks.


This particular example has been comprehensively restored in its period correct 'Dark Green' color which is very striking along with its matching wheels with Deluxe hubcaps. The tan interior is also in absolutely exceptional condition throughout. The floor boards, trunk and all the typical rust-prone areas are completely solid and rust-free and the car has no signs of any accidents. All the chromework was also restored and the original tire with it's jack is in the trunk and the Flathead 2221 c.i. V8 engine is extremely strong and this particular car drives magnificently - must be driven to be fully appreciated - drives straight as an arrow with no strange road wobbles, shakes or rattles - a truly remarkable daily driver that will give any modern day car a run for it's money!


This is a great daily driving and body off and mechanically restored example of a very striking 1940 Ford DeLuxe 2 Door Panel Van; this is definitely a car you can show and be proud of, an undisputedly very rare, highly desirable, collectible and unabused example of one of the outstanding designs of the early forties pre-war art deco period automobiles. These high quality luxury cars were built to be able to complete long distances both quickly, powered by Ford's faithful flathead V8, and in the utmost of luxury!


This is one very desirable pre-war classic car for any classic American car enthusiast or Ford collector to add to his collection, a very honest and unabused example of a 1940 Ford Deluxe Panel Van and a sure-fire investment that's sure to appreciate over the years for any classic American car collector or Ford enthusiast!


Recently acquired from a prominent collection, this particular car has been absolutely beautifully frame off restored with no expense spared and with extraordinary attention to detail and which is finished in a striking 'Dark Green' color with a striking 'Tan' interior. The car looks absolutely beautiful and has been professionally restored throughout with the whole car in quite exceptional condition throughout! The original spare wheel is in its rightful storage place in the trunk. The Flathead 221 V8 engine is extremely strong and powerful and this particular car drives magnificently - must be driven to be believed - drives straight as an arrow with no strange road wobbles, shakes or rattles - a truly remarkable daily driver that will give any modern day car a run for it's money!


This is a rare opportunity to own a fabulous and peerless and most likely incomparable example in simply superb condition throughout! This is one very rare and highly desirable and collectible unabused example of one of America's Pre-War classics and these high quality luxury cars were built to be able to complete long distances both quickly and in the utmost of luxury for it's day! We doubt that few finer examples exist anywhere.

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