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1940 Ford Coupe Custom
(Featured on 4th December 2013)

Make: Ford
Model: Custom
Year: 1940
Registration: 552 YUE

Sellers original description:

I bought this car is California several years ago. It was originally fitted with tri pack rochesters. The work carried out on this full blown custom is unbelievable. The quality of work is as only a top cutsom builder could perform. The body is super straight and rust free. This is an older conversion so does have some marks. It has covered less than 500 miles in the time I have owned it and has always been garaged with a car cover over it. I would think this car deserves to take top show awards any where it goes. It has never been shown in the UK as I am the original importer to the UK. I still have the original Californian title. All Uk duties and vats are paid. It is UK registered, TAX and MOT exempt. I cannot truly describe how awesome this car is. If you drive it down the street the traffic just stops dead for people to see it.


I believe it sits on an early Camaro front clip with a 400 small block that I have just rebuilt totally.
New parts fitted are
Offenhauseur aliminium intake,
4 barrel vacuum secondary Holley,
block rebored with new pistons/rings,
oil pump,
timing gears/chain,
fuel pump,
heads rebuilt. .
Engine has done 100 miles.

Engine is fully dressed
Polished alloy rocker covers
Chrome airfilter
Mallory distributor
Chrome coil
New ht leads
Ali coated exhaust manifolds
Chrome high flow rad fitted
Chrome alternator
Chrome PAS pump top
Chrome thermostat housing
Brake cylinder is fitted under floor so no brake lines showing under hood.
A chrome slam panel is fitted to the front radiator
Battery in trunk
Electric cooling fan for rad as well as chrome normal fan
3 Speed auto with shift kit

Huge 3 inch chrome tailpipes, this car really has an awesome burble soudtrack


The original inner fenders have been removed and replaced with polished stainless steel units that have been louvered. Hood hinges have been chrome plated. Underside of the hood has been hand pinstriped in red and blue , the hood has also been louvered.

Body has been chopped and is faultless with no stress cracks.

All windows are glass with a front period split screen.
Firewall has been smoothed with all unnecessary items removed The firewall has then had an amazing RAT FINK MURAL painted which really is something to behold. It is surrounded by hand pinstriping.

The car has the Barris famed Rat Fink emblems on wings and dashboard. Car is hand pinstriped under hood,firewall,dash,door jams and trunk. Trunk is hydraulic open and shut. Trunk handle has been removed. Paint is deep red with a light gold flake in the clear coat, it then has airbrushed flames in white to yellow to orange fade all outlined in hand pinstriped blue.

Doors have had the door handles shaved with remote opener. Petrol tank fill located in trunk as Twin spots(not connected) fitted to front pillars.

Rear scuttle has 2 frenched high level brake lights. Rear tail lights are led.
Old school reversing mirrors fitted to doors.
A full white padded Carlson top is fitted and is totally unmarked.
Dummy header exit through port holes in front lower fenders.
Frenched ariels are mounted in each front wing.
Running board rubbers are as new.
Kerb tubes are fitted to front of each running board.


The interior is faultless with a full red on white old school tuck and roll trim. The headlinner is perforated white with red piping. Carpets are unmarked quality deep pile red. The rear shelf is padded white with red piping. All trim is excellent All weather strips have been replaced. Dash where clocks are mounted has been chromed. Clock glasses have been given a red tint I had a huge Alpine stereo with subs fitted before it left California. Head unit is in glove box. Original steering wheel with PAS. Electric windows with concealed switches in the door panels.. Separate oil pressure and water temp gauges. Car runs full oil pressure and does not get hot at all . All switches have custom ends fitted. Extented shift lever to make car look as though its a manual
Original interior mirror fitted

Car is not concourse but is very nice could be brought up to absolute show stopping standard with very little effort.


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