327-Powered 1940 Ford Deluxe Tudor Sedan
- Chassis: 18565512
- 1,500 Miles Shown, TMU
- GM 327ci V8
- Three-Speed Automatic Transmission
- Blue Paint
- Gray Cloth Upholstery
- Edelbrock Manifold & Carburetor
- Ford 8" Rear End
- Mustang II Front End
- Power Steering & Front Disc Brakes
- Air Conditioning
- Power Windows
- CD Receiver
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This 1940 Ford Deluxe Tudor Sedan was modified in the mid-2000s in a build that included a repaint in blue over a reupholstered gray cloth interior and the installation of a GM 327ci V8, a three-speed automatic transmission, and a Ford 8″ rear end. Additional modifications included a Mustang II front end with power rack-and-pinion steering and power front disc brakes as well as air conditioning and power windows. The car was acquired by the seller in 2020, and subsequent service included replacing the front brake rotors, master and rear wheel brake cylinders, control arms, alternator, front tires, and fuel-tank sending unit as well as changing the oil, flushing the brakes, repacking the front wheel bearings, lowering the rear end by 2″, and installing a front coil spring ride-height adjustment kit, front and rear sway bars, an aluminum radiator, exhaust resonators, and a CD receiver. This modified Tudor sedan is now offered with the seller’s records and a clean North Carolina title in the seller’s name.
The car is finished in blue and features pontoon fenders with running boards, chrome bumpers, dual side mirrors, bright beltline moldings, a split rear window, downturned chrome exhaust tips, and a license plate bracket with an LED third brake light and turn indicators. The trunk-lid handle has been shaved, and the trunk opens by way of a switch located at the lower left corner of the rear seat.
Red-painted 15″ steel wheels with chrome trim rings and branded hubcaps are wrapped in 185/65 Diamond Back Classic whitewall tires. Braking is from power-assisted discs up front and drums at the rear, and service in January 2022 included replacing the front rotors and rear wheel cylinders. A dual master cylinder was installed in July 2021. Suspension is provided by a Mustang II front end with power rack-and pinion steering as well as Chassis Engineering rear leaf springs with replacement lower control arms and tube shocks. Service in 2020 included replacing the front control arms and installing a coil spring ride-height adjustment kit. The leaf springs were fitted with 2″ lowering blocks in 2021, at which time front and rear sway bars were fitted.
The cabin features front and rear bench seats upholstered in gray fabric along with a matching headliner and door panels, a body-colored painted dash, and darker gray carpeting. Amenities include Vintage Air heating and air conditioning, power windows, front and rear lap belts, and a glovebox-mounted Alpine CD receiver with Bluetooth connectivity, a USB port, and kick-panel speakers.
A leather-wrapped banjo-style steering wheel sits atop a tilting column and fronts a billet instrument panel housing a 140-mph TPI-Tech speedometer as well as matching auxiliary gauges and a digital odometer showing 1,500 miles. True mileage is unknown.
The replacement 327ci V8 is said to have undergone an overhaul with replacement cylinder heads and a .040″ overbore in 2008. It breathes through an Edelbrock manifold topped by a 600cfm Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor with a chrome open-element air filter as well as cast-iron exhaust manifolds flowing into a dual-exhaust system with tube-style resonators and replacement tailpipes. The fuel-sending unit was replaced in 2020, the alternator was replaced and an aluminum radiator installed in 2021, the oil was changed in January 2022, and the battery was replaced in preparation for the sale.
Power is sent to the rear wheels through a Turbo-Hydramatic three-speed automatic transmission and a Ford 8″ rear end.