The 1940 Ford Coupe ranks right up with the '32 'Deuce' coupe and roadster among the most popular cars for hot-rodding, ever.
Now, Ford Restoration Parts has licenced the sale of a new reproduction 1940 Ford Coupe with a steel body shell that uses high-strength steel and modern welding techniques.
The '40 Coupe 1940 Ford Coupe is the latest addition to Ford Motor Company’s growing stable of officially licensed all-steel reproduction car bodies, which includes a stable of fully assembled '65-'70 Mustang bodies.
The new body comes already rust-proofed from the factory and is ready to be assembled as a custom hot rod or as a reproduction of the original.
It is available with a stock firewall that accommodates the original flathead V-8, for those who want to go the original route or build a period-correct hot rod.
Alternatively, it can be ordered with a recessed firewall that will allow newer and much bigger engines to be installed.
Ford will display a completed '40 Ford hot rod, built from the reproduction body shell, at this week's SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) show in Las Vegas.
Painted a dramatic copper colour, the chopped coupe is powered by 5.0-litre V-8 engine, coupled to a four-speed automatic transmission and features a Mustang II independent front suspension.
Prices start at ( US)$11,900 plus shipping. The full body shell as well as individual steel panels are available through Dennis Carpenter Ford Restoration Parts.