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1 hour ago, 8E45E said:

1940 Oldsmobile

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Thanks for some great additions to the 1940 collection, including Europeans.  It's nice to see the bigger picture.

 

Was this 1940 Olds in the Ratsoy collection?

 

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The 40 Ford coupe presented to my new wife and I, on our wedding day in July of 1974. Wish I had never taken it apart to "restore it." Maybe I would still own it and be driving it today. Sigh...

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I'm enjoying this Topic. I'll add a few from my archives, particularly some rear views since those are seldom shown.

 

1940 Buick Station Wagon

 

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1940 Cadillac  75 Custom Town Car

 

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1940 Chevrolet

 

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1940 Ford DeLuxe

 

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1940 Graham Sharknose

 

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1940 Nash Ambassador

 

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1940 Packard Darrin Convertible

 

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1940 Packard Darrin 4-door Sedan (Sorry about the reflection)

 

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Not a rear view, but  seldom seen 940 Plymouth Pickup

 

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Not sure if this Packard is a 1939 or 1940 but I can't figure out how to delete it! It's pretty, though.

 

 

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Thanks for the rear views.  I'd also be interested to see more dash shots but we don't always have them "in the file." 

 

That Graham is as distinctive from the rear as it is from the front.  I'm going to have to let it grow on me.

 

1940 seems to be a real transition year.  Sealed beam headlights on/in fenders or something in between.  Running boards or not.   Fenders disappearing into the body to varying degrees.  And grills that are all over the map.  Was Buick the only one to still have a side opening hood?

 

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9 hours ago, PFindlay said:

Thanks for some great additions to the 1940 collection, including Europeans.  It's nice to see the bigger picture.

 

Was this 1940 Olds in the Ratsoy collection?

That '40 Oldsmobile is in the Nixdorf Museum in Summerland.  https://www.nixdorfclassiccars.com/ 

 

They have a great collection of Canadian market Ford products, including some Meteors, Monarchs, and a couple of Canadian Pontiacs from the 1950's.

 

1940 European cars are difficult to find in North America, as imports of them didn't start on a grand scale until the postwar years.

 

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7 hours ago, PFindlay said:

 

 

.  Was Buick the only one to still have a side opening hood?

 

Peter 

Packard still had a side opening hood.

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Dodge still had the side opening hood in 1940. That changed in 1941.

9 hours ago, PFindlay said:

Thanks for the rear views.  I'd also be interested to see more dash shots but we don't always have them "in the file." 

 

That Graham is as distinctive from the rear as it is from the front.  I'm going to have to let it grow on me.

 

1940 seems to be a real transition year.  Sealed beam headlights on/in fenders or something in between.  Running boards or not.   Fenders disappearing into the body to varying degrees.  And grills that are all over the map.  Was Buick the only one to still have a side opening hood?

 

Peter 

 

 

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14 hours ago, DLynskey said:

I'm enjoying this Topic. I'll add a few from my archives, particularly some rear views since those are seldom shown.

 

1940 Buick Station Wagon

 

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1940 Cadillac  75 Custom Town Car

 

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1940 Chevrolet

 

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1940 Ford DeLuxe

 

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1940 Graham Sharknose

 

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1940 Nash Ambassador

 

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1940 Packard Darrin Convertible

 

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1940 Packard Darrin 4-door Sedan (Sorry about the reflection)

 

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Not a rear view, but  seldom seen 940 Plymouth Pickup

 

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Not sure if this Packard is a 1939 or 1940 but I can't figure out how to delete it! It's pretty, though.

 

 

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You're good. It's a 1940.

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On 1/2/2021 at 3:52 AM, Marty Roth said:

Here's our 1941 Cadillac - delivered to "Miss Cornelia", Commodore Vanderbilt's granddaughter as a divorce gift for her husband when she moved to Europe in 1941. Comong to us in 2006 with barely 20,xxx miles, she now clocks +/- 45,xxx miles and is as dependable as she is voluptuous. She has the optional running boards, gold-tone rearview mirror, radio, heater/defroster, and is a three-on-the-tree stick shift.

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That is a really beautiful car , thanks for posting 

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Here is a 1940 Oldsmobile Series 70 Business Coupe that has shown up in another thread.  It looks like a solid car that will soon be on its way to rehabilitation.  This model had the 230 cu. in. 6 cylinder engine, 120" WB, and sold for $865.

 

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For car spotting.

Here is a 1941 Chevrolet ,at a Ma&Pa  gasoline station on Montowese Ave.North Haven,Connecticut in 1973.

 

For Sale.$400.(sign)

That day,$300.00 would take it.

 

It was a running and drving car.

 

Check out the gas price of 1973 

.39 a gal.

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The 38 Zephyr started the trend for lower wider grillwork, to aid in 

cooling, losing the aforementioned "classic" style of the Beautiful Packards.

40 Lincoln ...note the 38  cream conv sedan lower pic..vs car one year earlier!

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