The Forty Fords got it all just right, in engine performance, with hydraulic brakes and in styling, a sleek, handsome design by Eugene Gregorie that has stood the test of time and is one of the most desired and appreciated of all early Ford V-8 designs. Only 23,704 of the most sought of all Forty Fords, the convertible coupe, were built. No longer available as a rumble seat convertible, the convertible coupe accommodated five passengers within the folding top and had rollup windows and wind wings on the doors to protect them from the elements. This 1940 01A Deluxe Convertible Coupe has the 85hp 221 cubic inch Ford flathead V-8 engine, three speed manual transmission and a full complement of options that would have made it the car to have during the coming years of World War II. It is in 1998 AACA Senior National First Prize winner and has earned the Dearborn Award for accuracy and quality from the Early Ford V-8 Club. Its equipment includes fender skirts, wide whitewall tires on wheels with trim rings and hubcaps, a grille guard, bumper tips, exhaust turndown, a pair of outside mirrors and a locking gas cap. The interior is fitted out with a radio, heater, two sun visors and a clock. It has been so well taken care of and consistently maintained it looks like it was restored two or three years ago, a gorgeous car in Maroon with Brown leather upholstery, a Black cloth top with Maroon piping and matching Black cloth top boot cover. It is a wonderful, impressively restored and maintained, lavishly equipped example of one of the most attractive and desirable Fords ever built.
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