BF Classified: 1934 Ford Model 40 3 Window Coupe

Asking Price: $55,000
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Title Status: Clean

Seller’s Description: 1934 Ford Model 40 Three Window Coupe

If you have old issues of Hot Rod Magazine from the Eighties, you will see old hot rods festooned in pastel colors with flames, scallops, and a variety of decorative paint schemes. This all steel Ford coupe was somebody’s dream car back then, when it was still possible to find rust free coupes from the Thirties. Aptly named the Blast from the Past, it has emerged from a long rest – stored in an enclosed trailer for over 25 years – to become a dream come true for someone else.

The powerplant under the hood is a 255 CID Mercury flathead engine, said to be hopped up to over 150 horsepower. Behind the flat motor is a Ford C4 automatic transmission, and aft the car runs a 10 bolt GM rear end. Inside, the period interior (think Bordello) has seen better days, and the car needs new wiring and instruments. But, it is what it is. A radio, power windows, and a tilt steering column are the only creature comforts.

The most important thing is the body itself – all steel from the Ford assembly line with no rust, no body damage, and no apologies. The top was chopped 2-1/2 inches, but that is the only sheet metal modification. The grille shell and grille bars are perfect. This is a rock solid car with suicide doors that close tightly and the body fit is excellent.

Up front, steering and stopping is aided by a Mustang II independent front suspension with disk brakes. The rear has parallel leaf suspension and drum brakes. Early American Racing rims are wrapped with old Dunlop tires that look new, but after 40 years or so any speed over 30 would probably cause them to shred.

The car does run, though the carburetor is troublesome, and since it has not been on the road for decades, the transmission should be overhauled and all fluids replaced. The number of these original Ford coupes available is becoming smaller every year. Solid cars like this one are snapped up by the high dollar rod builders as soon as they come up for sale, because a Genuine Henry Ford Model 40, when made into a reborn traditional rod or modern hot rod will easily fetch a nice six figure payday.

MAKE AN OFFER Sorry, no trades or financing. This is a private sale by owner.

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