From Farm to Market: Hot Rod 1940 Ford Hits the Auction Block

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1940 Ford Pickup

Old Ford truck turns up the heat on the street with a purple flame on its nose, a 350 small block Chevy under the hood.

We love Ford trucks of all sorts here at Ford Truck Enthusiasts, from hard-working farm and work trucks, to show ponies and high-performance devils. There are just so many ways a Ford pickup can be, and we love bringing them to you.

Case in point: the other day, we were looking through the listings for the upcoming Mecum Auctions gathering in Las Vegas November 15 through 17 when we happened upon this hot rod 1940 Ford pickup we just had to share with you.

1940 Ford Pickup

Under the hood of this 1940 Ford is a 350 Chevy small block with a Holley air scoop mounted on top of the carb, linked to the 20-inch wheels out back via a four-speed transmission from Borg-Warner. The whole thing rides on an electronic air suspension with independent TCI up front, a four-link bar in the rear.

1940 Ford Pickup

The Ford’s cab has a three-inch chop, and contains a lovely tan leather interior covering everything from the seats to the chrome steering wheel. Speaking of chrome, the chrome door handles, window crank, and bowed trim on the door are an excellent touch to this truck.

1940 Ford Pickup

Out back, the bed has been restored to greatness, and then some. The chrome-trimmed wood bed slats are white oak and polished to perfection, and can be viewed no matter the angle thanks to the mirrored tailgate and bed wall.

1940 Ford Pickup

This 1940 Ford is a multiple winner of many national car shows, and with good reason. Whoever puts in the winning bid will have a real winner of a truck to continue taking home all of the trophies.

Photos: Mecum

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