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P.O. Box 3617
Santa Barbara, CA 93130

Phone: 805-451-8434

1940 Ford Deluxe Coupe

Vehicle Story

My car's story started in 1964, I was 16 and bought my first car, a 1940 Ford Deluxe Coupe, stock flathead, 3 speed, rear axle, suspension and it was yellow. I drove it all through high school until 1968, I was getting married didn't have a lot of money so I sold it. In 1969 I happened to be driving some street I don't normally drive, I was lost, when I see a yellow 1940 Ford Deluxe Coupe just as an old man and woman were putting a For Sale sign in the window. I pulled over and talked to them about the car, they were the original owners but were getting to old to drive it anymore. I asked how much, they said $300, I said I'll take it, gave them the little cash I had to hold it and went to the bank. I've been working on it, driving it and loving it ever since. It has a small block Chevy 283, 2004R transmission, 1957 Chevy rear axle with parallel springs, 4" dropped front axle with single leaf spring. I call it a 60's hot rod.

  • Year 1940
  • Make Ford
  • Model Deluxe Coupe
  • Exterior Color Yellow
  • Interior Color Black
Would I consider selling it?
Don't even ask!