1940 Ford with Flathead and Columbia Overdrive, full restoration, very nicely done.
Beautifully restored ’40 Ford Convertible.
This is a totally stock show car.
Please take a look at the photos.
Everything has been done, and done correctly.
No corners were cut anywhere, from the Labarron Bonney interior to the Columbia and the gourgous original color burgundy paint.
It drives as nice as it looks, and with the Columbia Overdrive, it just purs along at highway speeds.
My father first bought the ’40 back in the sixties.
It was a bit rough, but being a life long California car, it never had any rust, so there has never been any rust repair.
It has never needed it.
Dad had it painted and then drove it for years.
I grew up going on tours in the ’40.
In the eighties my dad needed money so he sold it to another guy in the Early Ford V-8 Club.
That guy did a total frame off restoration but died before the interior was installed.
My dad bought it back from his widow, finished it, and showed it for several years.
It won many shows.
I inherited it some time back, but now I need money, so I’m following in my father’s footsteps and selling it.
Maybe someday I’ll buy it backor buy another ’40 Convertible when I’ve got a bit more money.
It’s a beautiful car.
You’ll be very hard pressed to find a nicer ’40 Convertible.
The reserve is a bit less than NADA claims it’s worth.
I am offering it locally and reserve the option or ending this auction early if I do get a local buyer.
Please call me, Steve Walker at 916-448-2268 if you have any questions or would like to come and see it in Sacramento California.
Obviously shipping if needed will be at buyer’s expense.
If you have a low score, say below 20, you had better contact me prior to bidding.
If you win the auction, please make a $1000 deposit through PayPal and contact me immediately, or at least within 24 hours to arrange delivery and payment.
Thanks, and good luck! On Mar-04-12 at 16:00:26 PST, seller added the following information: I have a whole lot of pictures that I wasn’t able to post.
Please let me know if you would like me to e-mail them to you.
The closest airport is Sacramento International SMF which is only about 15 minutes away.
The restoration was completed in the late eighties.
The forty was shown quite a bit on the west coast until 1998 when I inherited it.
Since then I’ve shown it a few times and driven it on some club tours and parades, but mostly it’s been kept in a nice warm and dry garage.
I wrote above that when my father first bought the forty it was a bit rough.
It really just needed paint, not even any body work.
My dad had it painted and then drove it for years with the existing top and upholstry, which was just fine for a used car.
It wasn’t even twenty years old at the time, and it has been well cared for ever since.On Mar-06-12 at 11:31:59 PST, seller added the following information: The forty was displayed for many years at The Towe Ford Museum, which became The Towe Auto Museum, and is now The California Auto Museum here in Sacramento.