Wednesday’s Forties

The forty Ford has long been a favorite of mine. I really liked them during my high school years and then sort of abandoned them for the Deuce in the late 60’s. My good friend Steve, Mr. 32, also has a thing for 1940 Fords and a few years ago traded me a wondeful 32 phaeton for my 40 convertible. I thought it was the right thing to do until my wife and I headed down the I-405 freeway and she commented…” why doesn’t this car have roll up windows”? I finally sold the phaeton and started on model 40’s. Steve, on the other hand, purchased all the forties he could locate. He now has a very nice collection which I will show you today. He is lucky that he has several large garages to house his collection. As you can see from the photos, he keeps them all in excellent condition. I hope you enjoy the photos.

I also received some more photos of forties from other readers. Maybe it is my age, but a 1940 Ford is by far more comfortable to drive than a deuce roadster. For this reason, most owners keep them for a long time. Long live the forty Ford.

My friend George is headed for the Deuce gathering in Victoria, BC nest week. I heard there are over 100 1932 Fords meeting in Redding and driving to the event. I am really jealous of George and all those lucky Deuce owners. Have a great time and send me some pictures.

Stay tooned!


Steve has his own “Forty Ford Day” in his driveway. All 7 Fords are stock condition they way Henry built them and all but two are black in color. Very nice!

The rear view is just as nice. Steve needs a wide angle lens to caputure all of them at once. Note all of the CA 1940 plates.

The first three are special, convertible, coupe and tudor fit in one garage.

The sedan delivery has a great history in Southern California. Steve used to have two deliveries but he let one get away a few years ago.

Forty Ford coupes are a must have in any collection. He picked this one up in Santa Barbara a few years ago and it is one of my favorites.

The holy grail of 1940 Fords is a Woody. This original woody was a local car that Steve was finally able to purchase. I don’t think you could find a nicer original car than this one. Folkstone gray is the color.

John, who met Steve at this years LARS, wonders if Steve had a roundy – round car years ago.

Bob another collector and builder of 1940 Fords sent along pictures of his latest project. Steve should have kept this one.

The rear view shows newly painted fenders and lower pan. Bob rubbed out the original CMG color coupe and plans to leave it that way. I love it.

Today’s sedan…dreaming!

Today I am in love with sedans, especially one that sits like this one does. Maroon is nice in a sea of black 40 cars.

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