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Old 12-31-2019, 06:40 PM   #1
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Acquired this 40 Tudor today. 48K original miles, original upholstery with one repaint in 1960. Has owners handbook in glove box with radio and heater instructions and a letter from the alemite company about the lubrication of the new car. Tool kit and jack in the trunk.
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Old 12-31-2019, 06:43 PM   #2
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You must be living right, congratulations on the find.
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Old 12-31-2019, 07:09 PM   #3
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Damn Ken that’s a wee beauty mate. I love original cars like that one. Enjoy.
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Old 12-31-2019, 07:13 PM   #4
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Great find! My 40 Fordor has about the same history, mileage, one repaint, original interior. The previous owners had kept a small Motors record book that the first owner started using in 1940 to record gas purchases and maintenance. It has the very first fill up and entries up through 1972 when the car came east to Peterborough NH from Chicago.
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Acquired this 40 Tudor today. 48K original miles, original upholstery with one repaint in 1960. Has owners handbook in glove box with radio and heater instructions and a letter from the alemite company about the lubrication of the new car. Tool kit and jack in the trunk.
What a great way to start the new year!...
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Old 12-31-2019, 07:24 PM   #6
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Nice score! It's in good hands.....keep those mobile museums rolling and you can now continue it's history...… Jot down all that info and throw it in the dash. I've probably said it several times, but grandpa kept a record in his glove box of everyone he ever took a ride in his 35 5w.....along with gas/tire ration decals and original papers about the war...
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Old 12-31-2019, 07:26 PM   #7
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Wow! It's beautiful, many safe, happy miles with it.
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Old 12-31-2019, 07:31 PM   #8
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Good score. Give it a wax job, change the oil if it needs it and drive it often. Probably a nice tight rattle free Ford.
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Green with envy here in the 'Evergreen State'.....
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CONGRATULATIONS! 2020 is starting out just as fine as your 1940.
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Nice, whats the back story on how you found it? I see its from Georgia.
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Nice, whats the back story on how you found it? I see its from Georgia.
The old gentleman that’s here in my home town in Alabama got it when his sister passed away several years ago. He tells me she bought the car in the mid 50s and was the second owner. She lived in Georgia at the time of her passing and he never changed the plates. He also never drove it so it sat obscure for years unseen. I first heard about the car back in January and at that time was able to get a close up look at it.

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He also never drove it so it sat obscure for years unseen.

So, how does it run?
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So, how does it run?
Not running yet. Will need to go through the ignition system and fuel system to get it up and running again.
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Wow, great looking car, can you run the 1940 plates in your state?
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WOW great find!
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Old 01-01-2020, 11:01 AM   #17
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Congrats. A nice one. Finding something like this is a blast. I found a Model T that had been in someone's garage since the Mid 60's. Hard to believe that stuff like that is still out there, but it is.
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great find the 40 turns 80 this year...good luck and enjoy
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You are a fortunate man! As we used to say, you must have payed the preacher.
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