From a fussy collector. Looks and functions like new!

Body off frame restored. From a very fussy and knowledgeable collector. He only buys high quality, authentic cars with virgin metal. He has owned this car 22 years and put 1,500 miles on it. The car runs and drives like a new 1940 Ford. Everything works from the fog lamps to the radio.

EXTERIOR: Clean original metal. Painted 25 years ago and it has proven itself, it looks like it was done recently. No signs of body work, it is straight and there's no bubbling or cracking that I could find. Painted original Mandarin maroon. It is polished out smooth and glossy. All of the trim has been redone- bumpers, grill, headlight bezels, moldings etc. It is decked out with optional trim like grill gaurd and wing tips on the bumpers. The optional fog lamps work. The glass has all been replaced. The tan canvas convertible top is excellent, the frame work was restored. It folds easily. The rubber on the running boards were replaced. The rims were restored and it has the optional double trim rings and reproduction white wall tires.

INTERIOR: Fully restored. Has correct LeBaron Bonney interior. Genuine leather upholstery. The dash is all repainted. The instruments, knobs, steering wheel are all in mint condition. The radio actually works, the clock works as long as you wind it. It has a deluxe heater which is restored. On the floor it has the correct rubber mat in front and carpet in back. The door panels, window cranks and handles are redone. It is in excellent condition inside.

ENGINE COMPARTMENT: The motor compartment is restored and detailed like factory new. The original flathead V-8 motor just purrs. The carburetor was rebuilt. It has the optional oil filter, trumpet horns. The firewall and the metal is painted real nice.

TRUNK COMPARTMENT: Completely restored. Correct liner kit and Ford script rubber mat. All clean metal painted real nice. Matching reproduction white wall on a restored rim. Under the plywood panel it has original jack and Ford script tools.

UNDERSIDE: The body was off the frame during restoration. The underbody is clean original metal with no patches. It was prepped and painted satin black. The steering and suspension was rebuilt. The brakes were completely rebuilt 3 years ago. Dot 5 fluid was used which doesn't corrode. Correct exhaust has stainless tip. Bottom of the motor is clean, it has correct 3-speed trans.

If you are looking for a car like this, this is the "right" one. I'm telling you it's from a collector that only has quality cars. The 40 Ford is one of the most popular and desirable antique cars.

I, Jay Grams, take pride in personally writing the descriptions for virtually every car for about the last 30 years now. A significant amount of effort goes into fact checking. What I am offering is my professional impression of the vehicle.
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Options and Accessories
  • Fog lamps
  • Grill gaurd
  • Bumper wing tips
  • Double wheel trim
  • White walls
  • Dual mirrors
  • Radio
  • Clock
  • Heater
  • Original tools
  • Locking gas cap
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