Same Pictures Different Year: 1940 Ford Deluxe Convertible Street Rod – Sold!
April 30th, 2020 update – we just noticed this 1940 Ford we first featured last August is still for sale with the asking price lowered a second time from $37,500 to $34,000. Given nearly a year has passed since we first featured this car, we rechecked our latest NADA Classic, Collectible, Exotic, and Muscle Car Appraisal Guide and found the the current “Low”, “Average”, and “High” value range for similar cars in original condition are now to $32,700, $53,800, and $85,2000, respectively. So, the seller’s revised lower price more than accounts for the decline of (-$600), (-$1,000), and (-$1,200), respectively.
November 7th, 2019 update – we noticed this 1940 Ford we first featured in late August is still for sale a price lowered from $39,000 to $37,500.
Originally posted August 20, 2019, is a very restrained yellow over tan cloth, 1940 Ford DeLuxe Convertible Club Coupe Hot Rod you can find on Craigslist in Aston, Pennsylvania where the current caretaker has it listed for $39,000. As of August 2019, the NADA Classic, Collectible, Exotic, and Muscle Car Appraisal Guide currently lists their “Low”, “Average”, and “High” value range for similar cars in the original condition as $33,300, $54,800, and $87,000, respectively.
The current caretaker reports his ’40 Ford’s body is all original steel that benefitted from an older rotisserie restoration. Long gone is the original engine that’s been replaced with a Ford 351 cubic inch Windsor V8 connected to a Ford C4 automatic transmission controlled by a first-generation Mustang floor shift. In addition to power steering, this hot rod features modern front disc brakes up front as well as a power top and a high out aftermarket dash-mounted AM/FM/CD Radio. The lone underside picture shows a chassis that’s restored but driven. We note the floor pad in the chassis shot as likely being placed there to absorb a fluid leak; you’ll want to confirm what’s causing that.
Overall, this ’40 Ford appears to be a nicely taken care of mild hot rod that you and your family can enjoy on nice days driving to a local car show or just cruising around. Either way, good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s description:
“1940 Ford Deluxe Convertible, older rotisserie restoration. 351W,C4 trans(Auto), p/s, power top, am/FM cd radio, high output speakers, disc front brakes, rear drum. Multi show winner. Car rides Beautiful! All original steel.
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