1933 Ford Model 40 Deluxe Phaeton

$ 49900

Price$ 49900
Ext. ColorGreen and Black
Int. ColorDark Green

1933 Ford Model 40 Deluxe Phaeton

Ford production in 1933 totaled 334,969 units with only 1,483 deluxe phaetons

Model 40. 85 bhp, 221 cu. in. L-head V-8 engine, three-speed manual transmission, solid front axle and live rear axle with transverse semi-elliptic leaf springs, four-wheel mechanical drum brakes. Wheelbase: 112″

The success of Ford’s 1932 V-8 was immediate. More than 200,000 were sold in the introductory model year, as opposed to 185,000 Model B four-cylinder cars. For 1933 the Ford was given a new cruciform double-drop chassis frame, and its wheelbase stretched half a foot to 112 inches. Evolutionary upgrades were made to the engine: improved ignition and cooling systems and new aluminum heads with 6.3 to 1 compression that raised horsepower to 75. The major change to Fords for 1933, however, concerned the body. Interestingly, the design had British origins. First penned for the Model Y from Ford of Britain, it was done in Dearborn by E.T. “Bob” Gregorie, a former yacht designer.

With a slanted, flat windshield, it employed a similarly sloped grille whose silhouette suggested a heart shape. Headlamps were mounted directly to the fenders, and the doors were hinged at the rear, opening, in the common parlance, in “suicide fashion.” Edsel Ford like it so much that he ordered it scaled up for the 1933 Model 40 in the USA.


This Example presents quite nicely, a well detailed engine bay and undercarriage. The interior is a pleasant place to be showing very little wear. Engine runs well and starts right up!