Another posting from Labor Day weekend is this 1940 Ford Pickup restored mild custom here on Craigslist in Langhorne, Pennsylvania where the private seller currently has it listed for $32,500. The “Low”, “Average”, and “High” value range in the NADA Classic, Collectible, Exotic, and Muscle Car Directory is currently at $9,600, $13,900, and $26,100, respectively so while we love the look of his restored truck our opinion is that he may be asking just a bit too much for it.
For 1940, Ford’s 1/2-ton pickups adopted the look of that year’s Standard-series cars, which marked the first time since 1932 both model ranges shared styling cues. This included a “V” style grille, pointed hood, and headlights mounted into the fenders, giving these haulers a modern, classy look. Power continued to come from a choice of two flathead V-8 engines.
While providing a number of excellent pictures detailing his truck, the description the private seller only briefly indicates that his truck benefits from a “complete frame-off nut and bolt” restoration where every component was either rebuilt or replaced. He also notes that his truck has the original flat head V8 motor equipped with some performance upgrades, however he does not indicate whether its the 136-cubic-inch 60-horsepower unit, or a 221-cid 85-hp version. We note an alternator conversion, which likely indicates this truck received an upgrade to 12 volt wiring during the restoration.
The extensive undercarriage pictures provided tend to support the private seller’s assertion his Truck runs perfect and needs nothing. While you can likely find a less expensive example in need of some restoration, there’s a high probability you’ll end up spending more than what you can get this truck for along with the benefit of being able to drive it now. Good luck with the purchase!