This 1940 Ford 2 door Sedan was acquired by the late husband of the current owner back in 1965 with the idea of restoring it. He owned a service station and figured who better to take on such a project. However, work always got in the way. Many years back, there was a small fire at the service station and the car was moved to his home garage where he thought he'd have a better chance ... Nope.
There is an included photo of the car when he bought it. We're not sure what his plan was.. a hot rod or to go stock but the original flat V8 is long gone. The interior is still mostly there and overall, I've seen a lot worse in newer cars. With some cleaning the interior could be passable.
The body is very solid and is all steel. The under-carriage has heavy, scaled surface rust but no rot. There is a transmission that goes with the car, we're not sure if it's the original or one he sourced when searching for parts. There are two big block Chevy engines nearby so maybe that was part of his plan?
I feel she's too solid to part out, we're hoping that someone will want to get her back to her former glory or at least build a nice hot rod out of her. She's got good bones.
The widow has asked that we list her at $6500.
Any questions, for many more photos, to schedule a time to see her or to make an offer, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Thanks for the interest.