1940 Ford Coupe Vintage Hot Rod Diecast Model

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Danbury Mint 1940 Ford Coupe Vintage Hot Rod diecast car
Customer Rating: 9 stars
  • Year: 1940
  • Brand: Danbury Mint
  • Make: Ford
  • Code: DM1544
  • Model: Coupe Vintage Hot Rod
  • Scale: 1:24
  • Color: Primer Black

‘Cool’ is where you find it. In terms of classic, period hot rods, thirty-two’s, T-bucket twenty-three’s and assorted thirty-something’s machines are often what our minds conjure up. But the forty, as a hot rod, has long earned its stripes over time and has become an honored and respected mainstay in many hot rodding circles. DM conjures up a beauty in this period correct late fifties, early sixties era hot rod of today. More and more rodders are looking to the past for cues of nostalgic hot rod styling without going the route of the mega-buck beauties that compete in high dollar rod shows.

This is such a car. DM dropped a full-race flat head V-8 into the forty and added “trips”, three two-barrel carbs. They plumbed this baby in traditional fashion and added scaled wires, distributor and belts and formed some great little fuel lines that flow from the fuel block to the 3 pots. In pure rodding fashion, they painted the buggy in that suede, sort of satin, flat black that was all the rage back then. Then just to balance out the bad-boy ‘look’, they crafted perfectly miniature pin stripes for the front fender, inner grill and dashboard tops, and trunk lid. Look closely and you will see the main design in white with a nice touch of red thrown in.

Carrying that theme out we see the white firewall, red and white striped interior and rear passenger compartment deck and the red wheels with large whitewall tires. Period-perfect little baby moons adorn the wheels and the prerequisite “Moon Eyes” logo shows up on the front fender bottoms. And you have to check out the cool handling of the exhaust. Just as it did back in the day, the pipes join the headers and form a junction where they then split to the lakes-style caps and flow back, through the twin mufflers into the rear where they exit the rear bottom fascia of the body. I love the little touch of having an eight ball topping the floor shifter.

The trunk features a thick gray carpet matching the interior and rubber treads coat the running boards. DM fashioned the hood with magnets to hold it in place while allowing an easy and complete removal so you can show off the engine. Displayed either way, it looks terrific. Danbury has made wonderful use of the forty Ford Deluxe Coupe tooling and it has granted us several great pieces but none any more pleasing to my eye than this one.

-Tony F Perrone

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