Ask DJ Lyons: 1940 Ford Car

1940 Ford Car

Do you like vintage cars? Have you ever been to a car show? This was actually my very first car show that I had ever attended. This one was located in downtown Greeneville in Tennessee.

It was quite fortuitous that my husband and I decided to go out for a late breakfast at Tipton's Cafe located in downtown Greeneville. The car show was being held on the same street that this restaurant is on, West Depot. Even more fortuitous is that I had my digital camera with me and could take photos and videos of the cars that I liked the best.

This particular red car caught my eye due to the tiny bumper on the back side of the car. My husband and I speculated on how much protection a bumper like that could provide if it was ever in an accident.

I could almost imagine a high school or college student taking this car drag-racing back in 1940. If one of those drivers ever bumped against this car from the back, would the bumper have provided any protection to the car and its driver? I wonder.

I also liked the unique look of the black rubbery-looking material around the front headlights. Perhaps the headlights would be more protected if it was ever involved in a head-on collision. The headlights almost reminded me of eye balls with that black material surrounding it in that rather odd way. I wonder if the car originally came that way, or if that was an extra feature one of the original owners decided to add? Does anybody know enough about 1940 Ford cars to know the answer to that one?

I also enjoyed the look of the way that each tire was kind of covered and protected by the car body curving around like you see in the above picture and in the video below. In my imaginary drag race, that should have certainly helped protect those tires from external damage.

Also, the car has a very sturdy look to it. I would imagine it would hold up pretty well on the road. I wonder how fast it was able to drive? I also wonder what the speed limit was back in 1940? Anybody know?

To watch a short video of this car, click on 1940 FORD CAR. Enjoy!

Below you will see some other videos of vintage Ford cars I found on YouTube.

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What is your favorite Vintage Car?

What is your favorite Vintage Car? Why? Please share your comments.

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James Decker 5 years ago

1940 Ford Deluxe Coupes are my #1 favorite by FAR.

Nothing else is even close!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Ask_DJ_Lyons 5 years ago from Mosheim, Tennessee Author

Thanks, James, for visiting. I appreciate your comment.

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