1940 Ford Deluxe Sedan Delivery Project

1940 Ford Sedan Delivery

Listed here on Hemmings for $4,400 and parked in Park Rapids, Minnesota is this Ford Deluxe Sedan Delivery for your review.  It’s been in storage for 40+ years and is showing it’s age.

This is a project that is going to need just about everything. The seats and radiator are completely missing. It appears the 1940 production numbers for each model variate are as follows:  -91A V8-60, 42 total, -922A (85 hp) total is unlisted, and the -01A is 4040.  We don’t know which model variate this is. We have seen restored examples listed for over $40K, so this could have potential.

50960218-100-0@2X

We don’t know which V8 this is.  The owner states the truck “needs complete restoration” as you can see from the supplied images. There is no title but a bill of sale will be provided. The owner’s phone number is supplied so you may ask any questions that you may have.

Cheers,

Robert

 

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Comments

  1. Michael Jacobs

    I mean I think these are pretty rare to start with..and in this condition,I hate to say it..it would be a great base for a mild street rod..I might even leave the patina paint and all new where you cant see and even stock looking wheels with Coker wide whites….it would rock!

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  2. Jerry Long

    Seems like a good price if the front sheet metal is good. The hood and front fenders are different than those on the cars (size/mounting) and are only available in fiberglass. I have a 40 Ford pickup hot rod.

    • Bellingham Fred

      The pic that Michael Jacobs posted is a panel delivery, which shares the front sheet metal with the trucks. The ad is for a sedan delivery that does have the same sheet metal as the passenger cars. Note the Deluxe hood and grille. I have a ’40 Ford coupe hot rod.

  3. Mark E

    OMG, a car on the “right coast”!!

    I am forced to agree with Michael, when the condition is this bad, I’d go with a mild street rod and try to use the old flatty with period speed parts, though I’d give the car a nice expensive show-grade paint job.

  4. Will

    Why do so many sellers not put in the effort to obtain a clear title before selling a car? I won’t ever again consider buying something without a clear title. It would add a lot of value to the car and they never bother. All most sellers do is try to make it seem completely simple to obtain while at the same time being unwilling to try to do it themselves.

    • GreaserMatt

      I agree…

  5. Peter R Member

    Many states didn’t issue titles years ago and don’t require one for early cars… CT is one I know of.

  6. Rob

    Just a thought, i.e. from an old-school gear-head’s point of view, it’d be the perfect candidate to convert into a unique Aussie style Ute-pickup, adding the eye-candy of a ‘built’ Flathead, such as this one I’ve had sitting in my garage for the last 20+ yrs.. :)

  7. Tundra/BMW Guy

    Rob, that is beautiful! Pull it down, check everything, due to having sat so long, paint/polish it, put it back together, install it, and listen to an “Old Dog” growl!!
    As for title requirements, Georgia doesn’t require one for 20ys or older. Hell, in this state they do not even require a hint of intelligence!! Proved by the way that driving is attempted in this state!!!!!!!!!!

    • Rob

      Actually there’s no need.. it was never run except to initially dyno it. Tom Hutchinson Sr and I did the build, i.e. I scrounged up the block, all the old speed parts, ‘n did the cleaning and polishing, etc and he worked his internal ‘magic’ in his garage/shop behind his house in the early 90’s when I lived in SoCal. Tom used to run his ’34 coupe at Bonneville, the Hutchinson & Hope #296. He was well known for his potent Flatheads in racing circles, and if he’s still alive, he be in his mid-90’s by now.

      It’s a ’47 59A/B bored to 284 cubes, ported, relieved, blueprinted, with a ’53 Merc 4″ crank, Isky cam, ‘n Mellings oil pump, the 97’s, and heads are NOS. Those double pulley water pumps were used on commercial trucks from ’39 to ’41. I chose those as my initial intention was to use one pulley for the off-set generator above the head, the other to add an AC compressor on the opposite side. The 42-44 Mallory distributor casing was internally modified to full 12v electronic, ‘n it doesn’t protrude out as most other makers. In the photo, my ’40 pick-up partly shows, it hasn’t been licensed since ’63. I know, I know, I hear it all the time, but I’ll get it on the road someday. :)

  8. RoughDiamond

    Has a lot of potential. I’d love to know what that MOPAR is parked beside it.

  9. Ed P

    The ghost of a sign is on the side. I wish it were clear enough to read.

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