The Toronto Fall Classic Car Auction

Lot : SP103
1940 Ford Pickup

Auctioned on Saturday, October 31, 2015

Sold at $75,900

  • Engine Displacement: 221
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Exterior Color: Black

AACA SENIOR Grand National Award Winner !! This multiple award winning pickup must surely be one of, if not the, finest ones left in the world today. An incredible showstopper that inspires the same awe upon seeing it that showroom visitors felt for the first time in 1940. After spending its entire life on a farm in Tennessee, it was given an exacting restoration in which no part was overlooked. Truly a reference restoration from the proper braided wiring and correctly stamped Ford hoses underhood to the period correct style hardware and fasteners throughout. Featuring a side mounted spare and wide whitewall tires, it also sports the dual chromed exterior mirrors and optional chrome headlight bezels. The truck bed has hand formed steel covering the oak floor beneath just as Ford did when the truck was new (an important detail missed by most restorers). The original 221 cubic inch Ford flathead V8 starts effortlessly and runs so smoothly that one could be forgiven for thinking it was a brand new truck. The steering, suspension and brakes operate just as willingly and the gauges function. Shown extensively after its painstaking 2011 restoration, this truck can boast of many of its awards coming from the AACA. The Antique Club of America uses some of the most stringent judging criteria to be found within the old car hobby and their accolades are coveted by restorers everywhere. Just within the AACA, this truck has been awarded a 1st Junior in 2011, a 1st Senior in 2013, the George M. Holley Award for Excellence in 2013, a 2nd and a 1st in the Preservation Class in 2014 and all of it culminating in a 1st Place at the AACA Grand Nationals in 2014. Remarkable achievements and all deserved by this remarkable pickup! This is now your chance to own an absolutely incredible piece of automotive history that is ready to continue its show winning ways or be carefully displayed in a museum, an investment that cannot be ignored.