Bill's 1940 Ford




My first car was a 1940 Ford Tudor Sedan Deluxe. I bought it in 1964 and kept it for about 12 years. I regretted selling it as I saw it leaving the yard. I have had a lot of cars since then, but that was one I should have kept. I wanted a car that was different than what the other kids were driving, and the 40 was certainly different. 43 years later I found the car with the help of the AACA magazine, and bought it back. I am very pleased to have my very first car again. The man who had it those years did a nice job restoring it to factory original.

Here are some photos of the car from years ago, and photos of the car in the present day.



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Me and the car when I just bought it.



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In my father's yard.



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With racing slicks on, just back from Connecticut Dragway.



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Doing a brake job in 1969.



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Wearing mag wheels and new tires



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My brothers and their friend with the car.



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The 40 parked next to my custom econoline van.



This is how the car looks today.



40 today

40 today

40 today

40 today

Yesterday and today



1964

1964



2018

2018




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