1940 Ford Coupe at SEMA review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 29 October 2012 , 20:10:37 byEmil

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Ford Coupe at SEMA

American carmaker Ford will present a rather unusual model this week at the SEMA Show. We are talking about the classic 1940 Ford Coupe, a model that was brought to life especially for the grand event. It seems that the Coupe can be ordered already with the 1965-1970 Mustang bodies. The carmaker plans to present it to the public in an official way on October 30th at the SEMA Show. Then we will see how the new Coupe features a rustproof body made from high-strength steel and assembled by using really modern techniques for a great result. The carmaker will present in Las Vegas a specially made 1940 Coupe hot rod which was made using a reproduction body and a new body shell. These can be ordered for $11.900 plus shipping tax. Under the hood, the classic 1940 Ford Coupe hides a 5.0-liter V8 engine which is paired to a 4-speed automatic transmission to send the output to the wheels. The engineers have also offered a Mustang II front suspension to lower the ride.

After the 2nd World War, veterans began buying these kinds of cars and tuned them into hot rods by adding equipment to the V8 engine for increased performance. The 1937-1940 Ford models were one of the first streamlined cars from the Company thanks to their big fenders and integrated headlights. The classic 1940 Ford Coupe was one of the few cars in its price class equipped with a V8 engine. We must all agree the car looks great and seems to have no age. More details will be revealed on Wednesday at the SEMA Show, when the model will be officially revealed as a reproduction model. Check out the gallery below to see exactly what we are talking about.