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  1. This 1940 Ford Convertible was bought by the most recent owner nearly 50 years ago. During his ownership, he meticulously maintained the car and drove it often. It was purchased at a time when low mileage, undamaged examples were easy to find. At first glance, this car looks to be all original, but it isn't. The car was repainted at least 50 years ago and the paint has mellowed nicely with age. It really looks like original 1940 Ford paint. There are certainly a fair amount of chips and scratches, but the black paint really presents well. The upholstery was replaced many years ago. It appears to be leather and, like the paint, has a wonderful mellow glow while still being extremely clean and presentable. The carpets have recently been recently replaced. The power top assembly has been recovered with a newer, LeBaron Bonney kit with the proper glass window. New running board mats have recently been installed. The bumpers were re-plated a few years ago. The other chrome and stainless trim items are in very nice condition. This car has a strong, visual appeal. The body is rock solid and straight. I don't think this car has ever been apart, damaged, repaired or rusted. The floor pans, trunk pan, sills, rockers, door bottoms etc are just as straight as can be. The doors open and close effortlessly with an assertive click. If you know 1940 convertibles, you know where their weak spots are and this car has no weak spots anywhere. This was always a good, honest car. This car is nicely equipped with bumper tips, bumper/grill guards, radio, clock, heater and fog lights. The original 16" wheels have accessory inner and outer matching trim rings as well as newer, Ford script white wall tires. Under the hood, this car is equipped with the popular 59AB flathead engine. The engine has been upgraded with aluminum Edelbrock heads, a contemporary distributor, a 12 volt electrical system and dual exhaust. Recently, the carburetor, fuel pump and water pumps were been rebuilt. Mechanically, this car is excellent. The engine starts immediately whether hot or cold. It rarely requires the choke and immediately settles into a smooth idle. It has an assertive yet mild exhaust note. The transmission shifts easily. Recently, the brakes have been serviced. The steering is tight and accurate. This is a great running and driving car. It is well sorted and ready to drive anywhere. With the exception of the radio, all of the features appear to work. This is a great and honest example of an iconic Ford V-8 that is ready to use and drive. If you are knowledgable about early Ford V-8s and are looking to add a good, solid, convertible to your collection, this car might be for you. Realistically priced at 39,000.00 and located near Jefferson, Wisconsin. For additional photos or to schedule a test drive and inspection, please call 734-730-4274 or email: motoringicons@hotmail.com Thank you.
  2. This 1940 Ford Convertible was bought by the most recent owner nearly 50 years ago. During his ownership, he meticulously maintained the car and drove it often. It was purchased at a time when low mileage, undamaged examples were easy to find. At first glance, this car looks to be all original, but it isn't. The car was repainted at least 50 years ago and the paint has mellowed nicely with age. It really looks like original 1940 Ford paint. There are certainly a fair amount of chips and scratches, but the black paint really presents well. The upholstery was replaced many years ago. It appears to be leather and, like the paint, has a wonderful mellow glow while still being extremely clean and presentable. The carpets have recently been recently replaced. The power top assembly has been recovered with a newer, LeBaron Bonney kit with the proper glass window. New running board mats have recently been installed. The bumpers were re-plated a few years ago. The other chrome and stainless trim items are in very nice condition. This car has a strong, visual appeal. The body is rock solid and straight. I don't think this car has ever been apart, damaged, repaired or rusted. The floor pans, trunk pan, sills, rockers, door bottoms etc are just as straight as can be. The doors open and close effortlessly with an assertive click. If you know 1940 convertibles, you know where their weak spots are and this car has no weak spots anywhere. This was always a good, honest car. This car is nicely equipped with bumper tips, bumper/grill guards, fog lights, clock, dual mirrors, radio and heater. The original 16" wheels have matching inner and outer trim rings as well as newer, Ford script, white wall tires. Under the hood, this car is equipped with the popular 59AB flathead engine. The engine has been upgraded with aluminum Edelbrock heads, a contemporary distributor, a 12 volt electrical system and dual exhaust. Recently, the carburetor, fuel pump and water pumps were been rebuilt. Mechanically, this car is excellent. The engine starts immediately whether hot or cold. It rarely requires the choke and immediately settles into a smooth idle. It has an assertive yet mild exhaust note. The transmission shifts easily. Recently, the brakes have been serviced. The steering is tight and accurate. This is a great running and driving car. It is well sorted and ready to drive anywhere. With the exception of the radio, all of the features appear to work. This is a great and honest example of an iconic Ford V-8 that is ready to use and drive. If you are knowledgable about early Ford V-8s and are looking to add a good, solid, convertible to your collection, this car might be for you. Realistically priced at 39,000.00 and located near Jefferson, Wisconsin. For additional photos or to schedule a test drive and inspection, please call 734-730-4274 or email: motoringicons@hotmail.com Thank you.
  3. The paint was redone about 30 years ago in the original color. Some of the chrome has been re-plated as needed and some is in very good original condition. Thanks.
  4. SOLD! Thank you very much!
  5. motoringicons

    just finishing up my 1915 shell gas station

    I can think of a few, great 1915 vehicles that would look great parked at this station!!! Congratulations on its completion. It's superb.
  6. motoringicons

    1913 Reo Roadster(barn fresh)

    That's a great looking car. The Reo The Fifths with the F-head engines make great touring vehicles.
  7. Yes, it was a well known collection that got broken up nearly a half a century ago. The old timers in this hobby knew the collection and its cars well. The museum's name was inspired by Ken Purdy's epic automotive book "Kings of the Road" Some of the cars ended up at Harrah's. During the 1950s, 1960s and early 1970s old car "museums" were a common roadside attraction across America. Modern interstate highways that bypassed small towns contributed to the demise of roadside attractions and small tourist-supported businesses. Is there a specific car you are trying to find information about? The big touring car on the left of the photo is the famous Death Valley Scotty's 1906 National. It is now in a private, east coast collection. Here is the car today. It's a magnificent monster with a wonderful history. A great article was written about this National on The Old Motor. It is a wonderful read: http://theoldmotor.com/?p=53744
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    1928 Model A "AR" Phaeton

    It's nice to see a right hand drive Model A that has NOT been converted over to left hand drive. Years ago, when these RHD cars were being brought over to the states by the boat loads, most of them got hastily converted over to LHD. What people don't realize is that these original RHD cars have A LOT of differences from their LHD counterparts. I find that now days, people are beginning to appreciate these correct RHD cars and preserving them for what they are. This is a neat Model A. The fact that it is a phaeton and an AR makes it even better. It is certainly priced fairly..
  9. Thanks, cahartley. When I think of a "bubble top" I think of some of the great custom show cars of the 1960s, not a production car.