Pretty sweet looking flatty in this 1940 Ford Tudor Hot Rod
I’m offering my 50′s style 40 Ford Tudor Sedan, inspired by the famed Bob McCoy 40 that was featured in all the magazines back then.
Fresh build, less then 100 miles since completion of a complete frame off, nut and bolt restoration.
I purchased the car disassembled from an older gentleman who had owned it from 1972.
He was in the process of the restoration and had completely rebuilt the frame and all the running gear when health issues prevented him from completing it.
The frame and running gear is stock 40 with the exception I added a dropped original Ford axle and tube shocks.
Tires are brand new Coker 550/15 front, G78/15 rear wide white bias ply on new reproduction (tubeless) rims.
Hubcaps are hard to find original 50′s Olds flippers.
The motor IS the focus point of this car.
I’ve been messing with flatheads for several years and admittedly got carried away with this one.
I’ve included a studio picture we took of the motor before it was installed.
The long block I was told was built years ago by an unknown builder in Denver, Co.
but never ran.
It is a 40 Mercury block bored and stroked to 274 cu.
The cam is stamped “Winfield Full” It does have a nice port job but it was not relieved.
I smoothed and filled the block, painting it a high gloss red and added new fully polished Offenhauser heads.
The intake is an Offy triple topped with hand fabricated 3″ risers and rebuilt 94 carbs, all polished.
Detailed with several custom one off pieces, a polished Powergen alternator, Mallory Unilight, chrome and polished stainless hardware, Ceramic coated headers,it draws a crowd any time the hood is open.
I haven’t driven the car on the open road but did take it to a cruise night across town the other day, 86 degrees out and 5 o’clock rush hour traffic and it ran cool and smooth, I couldn’t been more pleased with how it ran.
I’ve been building hot rods professionally for over 30 years and this Ford has the nicest early Ford body by far I’ve ever had the pleasure of working on.
As far as I could tell there has never been ANY rust or rot or major damage, it appears to be 100% of the original metal it left Dearborn with in 1940.
I don’t believe it’s ever been touched with a welder.
I’ve included several build pictures to show just how nice this body was before assembly.
Refinished in the original Ford “Lions Blue” hue we added traditional 50′s style crab claw flames.
The paint is nice and smooth, check the reflections in the photos! All trim nice original, rechromed or new reproduction.
The interior is finished in period correct classic off white tuck & roll with blue piping top grade vinyl, the headliner is wool in contrasting color and blue loop pile carpet.
The garnish moldings have been chromed and the dash is restored stock.
The trunk is upholstered to match.
Glass is all new with the exception of the windshield, it was in good shape and I didn’t want to lose the great NHRA decal the has been there for who knows how long! This car was built as a driver but does border on show quality.
I’ve had it in 4 shows, placing 1st twice and 2nd twice, both 2nd behind the same $200k billit street rod so it’ll hold it’s own.
The weak points are the standard parking lot bumper scrape on the lower grill chin and if I had to do it again I’d send the gauges out and have them converted to modern 12 volt movements, they look nice but don’t read as accurate as I’d like and the speedo doesn’t work.
Hubcaps have some “patina”, they could take a trip to the chromer.
The last 2 pictures are a scan of an old photo with note on back found in the car.
We determined it was of this car from probably late 40′s or so, cool history and it will stay with the car.
I do have a clear NM title in my name, titled as a 1940 Ford with the original Ford VIN.
I welcome anyone to view the car prior to bidding or to ask any questions, the car is in Albuquerque, NM, my phone number is 505-453-4760.
I’m usually always open to partial trades for classic Ford projects but not during this auction, sorry.
I built this car for my personal use, enjoyment and hate to sell but due to a recent new business venture we need to sell to raise capital at this time.
Winning bidder will be expected to pay $1000 deposit via Pay Pal within 5 days of auction close and balance within 15 days.
Car will not be released until my bank verifies the funds are good.
Shipping is available but buyer is responsible for costs involved.
Thanks for looking.