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1940 Ford 01A Sedan Delivery

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    Tue, Sep 19, 2023
    7:30 pm UTC
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  • LocationPin outlineSavannah, Georgia

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Mileage6 Miles
Engine239 cu-in Flathead V8
Addenda and Errata

Please note that a walk around video has been added to the Video Gallery.

Please note that the inoperative speedometer has been fixed.

Please note that photos and a video showing the functionality of the gauges have been added to the listing.



For the 1940 model year, Ford introduced the Model 01A and 022A, featuring a stylish design by influential chief designer Eugene T. Gregorie. The standout feature of these new Fords was their V-shaped grille and fully integrated headlights placed in the outboard position on both De Luxe and Standard models, giving them a contemporary appearance that would carry them into the late 1940s. Mechanically, the 1940 Ford was similar to its predecessors with most cars powered by the venerable flathead V8 engine producing 85 horsepower. As in previous years, Ford offered a wide array of body styles, including two and four-door models, convertibles, and even a wood-bodied station wagon. Commercial buyers were also catered to, with both Standard and De Luxe versions of the Sedan Delivery. Today, the Sedan Delivery stands out as one of the rarest Ford De Luxe body styles from that era with just over 4,000 built in 1940, and far fewer surviving today as a result of their work-oriented purpose.


  • 239 cu-in flathead V8 engine reportedly built by Vern Tardel Enterprises of Santa Rosa, California equipped with the following

    • 1942 Mercury block

    • 59AB cylinder heads

    • Lincoln valve springs

    • Electric fuel pump

    • Single carburetor

    • Optima 12-volt battery

  • Floor-shifted three-speed manual transmission

  • Subject of a body-off restoration under previous ownership

  • Refinished in period-correct Folkestone Gray as part of the restoration

  • Tan leather seat upholstery with color-coordinated door panels

  • Maroon-finished art deco dashboard

  • Body-color 15-inch steel wheels with chrome V8-logo hubcaps mounted with Hankook Optimo tires

  • Featured in the May/June 2018 issue of V8 Times magazine

  • This Sedan Delivery is offered with the five-digit odometer currently displaying just 6 miles since an odometer reset, therefore, the true mileage is unknown


  • Chrome front and rear bumpers

  • Driver’s side exterior rear-view mirror

  • Dynamat sound deadening

  • Black rubber floor lining

  • Wood-grained window trim

  • Locking glove box

  • Two-spoke steering wheel

  • Manual roll-up windows

  • Single taillight

  • 9-inch clutch and pressure plate

  • Black-finished undercarriage 

  • Dual exhaust outlets 

Known Imperfections

  • No current imperfections


  • Full-size spare tire

Ownership History

This Sedan Delivery was acquired by the consignor in 2022.

Additional Notes 

A Broad Arrow Group Car Specialist is working as an agent on behalf of the owner for this vehicle.

Contact: Marvin Waters Phone: 910.315.2918 email:

Optional vehicle service contract available for $750. Learn more about the program here. *Sales tax may be applicable.


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