2021 Shannons '40th Anniversary' Timed Online Auction

1940 Ford Tudor

$42,000 - $48,000


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Engine 322 cubic-inch V8
Gearbox 5-speed manual
Engine No. 1663491
Chassis No. 185385662
Body Work 2-Door Sedan
Colour Black
Trim Black
Wheels Alloy
Brakes Drums

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The Ford Motor Company introduced its legendary V8 engine decades before arch-rival Chevrolet offered an engine with more than six cylinders. Evocatively known as Fordors (four doors) and Tudors (two doors, sedan and coupe), Ford’s lusty V8 sedans and coupes provided a new soundtrack for 1930s America. And if you wanted to run some moonshine, then a Ford was probably the least expensive way to go into business! 


- Unique Buick nailhead V8 engine conversion
- Buttoned Naugahyde upholstery
- Comes with abundant spares

This particular 1940 Tudor boasts a hot rodding/racing history set in Southern California in the late 1950s when it acquired the 1956 322 cubic-inch Buick nailhead engine which sits beneath the bonnet. Its Australian owner wanted to leave the rod pretty much the way it was but with safety upgrades including Lincoln brakes. There is a king pin kit from Rocket Industries and vintage torque tube. With its long, spindly floorshift, buttoned Naugahyde upholstery and auxiliary gauges, this classic Tudor tells a special story which is related in the January 2020 edition of Cruzin’ magazine (supplied with the car). One of a trio of classic Fords from a proud owner at this inaugural Brisbane Auction, it offers a cool and distinctive automotive statement as an ultra-cool vintage cruiser and is supplied with lots of hard-to-find spares. Currently Registered, however, will be sold unregistered.

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