1940 Ford 2-Door Sedan
One of One Custom Build - No Expense Spared
Phenomenal Ford Coupe - Ford 302/C4 Transmission - Chopped and Sectioned with flawless results - Magazine Featured - Award Winner -
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This is hands down one of the coolest, cleanest, and unique builds we've ever seen. You won't find another one like it, nor one completed to this degree of perfection. Garage Kept Motors is pleased to present this one-of-one 1940 Ford 2-Door Sedan Resto-Mod for consideration. No matter where this car is shown, it demands attention and accolades, most recently at Good Guys Nationals in Columbus.
Another tribute to the car was an article in Issue No. 4 of Hot Rods and Harleys Magazine (see photos), titled “Slim's '40.” The article explains how Doug Klann, aka Slim, designed and built this remarkable vehicle with our client and vehicle owner, Mr. McAnallen, financing the build. After much deliberation about the design, Slims Body Works started a major overhaul of the original 1940 body. The roof was pancaked 1.5 inches with the windshield laid paid 45 degrees. The back of the body was moved forward to achieve that desirable fastback look. The front cowl was sectioned 2 inches, the hood was sectioned 2.5 inches and the trunk was lowered 6 inches. The design is documented on the framed photo we have accompanying the car. It is seamless with zero flaws.
The frame was custom built by Slims with 8-inch Ford housing with Limited Slip Differential, 3.50:1 Ratio, Independent Front Suspension, 4 Link Rear Suspension, 13-inch Baer Brakes, Stainless Steel Brake Lines, and full RideTech Air Suspension system. The body is all Ford Steel. Wheels are 17x7 in the front and 10x20 in the rear. The engine is a Ford 302 with 340 horsepower, fully balanced, with a C-4 Transmission, Electronic Ignition, BeCool Radiator with custom aluminum, and Fully Polished 2.5-inch Stainless Steel Exhaust. The dashboard is fully custom with a 1940 Steering Wheel finished off with Classic Instruments gauges. Dan Armstrong of Slim's Body Works did the deep Black paint job that is mirror finish. Proud builders paint their cars black and this vehicle is no exception. The interior was designed by Gary Constable and finished by Auto Interior Design of Saginaw, MI.
This is a phenomenal vehicle - the cleanest 1940 Ford we've ever seen. One of our favorite clients, a classic car builder himself, has already commented: “this car is the real deal.” With over $250k invested, you simply cannot replicate this car for the price offered here. We are still open to offers though so call or e-mail if interested. You can see over 150 photos and walk-around video of the car running on our main website: Garage Kept Motors. Thank you for looking.