This Custom 1940 is the Cure for the Common Car Hauler

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Car haulers.  They are work horses, called upon to get our clunkers and broken down rides home for repair when things go wrong.  What they are not, however, is much to look at.  Generally car haulers are late model trucks, built on a heavy chassis, and painted up with gaudy tow company graphics.

And that’s perfectly fine, because car haulin’ is a business, not a beauty contest.  But if you’re the type who has to do everything is style, there is a solution.  This 1940 Ford is the cure for your common car hauler, and it’s the perfect ride for someone looking to transport their trailer queen to and from car shows.

Built on a 1-ton chassis and equipped with a 9,000 pound winch, this classic is more than capable of handling your show truck.  And it looks great with burgundy paint and diamond plate aluminum.  More than just a pretty face, it has all the goodies you’d want in a car hauler – a pair of locking, lighted storage boxes, aluminum ramps, LED side markers, and a trailer hitch.

Inside, the classy business theme continues, with a CB and cutoff switch surrounded by modern amenities like a Vintage Air setup and Autometer gauges.  Motivation comes in spades from a 460 V8, which is backed up by a C6 automatic transmission.

At just under $28k, you’ll save a lot of money over buying a new hauler as well.  It’s a cheap price to pay for a truck that will garner you a ton of attention everywhere you go.  The only downside is your friends might be calling you every time they break down, but hey, it’s a small price to pay.

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Brett Foote is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other sites.

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