#340 - 1940 Ford Deluxe Opera Coupe
This gorgeous Coupe comes our way from a very well known and respected Ford enthusiast and collector. From his early days of drag racing his Super Stock Shelby 500K Mustang, to owning his own Lincoln/Mercury dealership in North Georgia, Mr. Wayne Blackwood has driven, owned, collected and sold nothing but Ford products. The joke around his home town is that he “bleeds Ford blue if he’s cut” Wayne has decided that it’s finally time to let others enjoy a couple of his personal favorite “keeper” cars.
his Coupe has undergone an extensive no-expense spared professional build and restoration, and as with everything he does, it has the “Wayne Blackwood” personal treatment. Starting with the beautiful Ford Black finish that was applied to a rust free laser straight body with all new correct interior, and finishing with the mechanicals that we all dream about.
The “Flat Head” V-8 engine was professionally rebuilt with the addition of a high performance “Isky” camshaft, tricked out “Offenhauser” heads, “Holley 3 Deuce’s ” carburetor set up and 4-wheel disc brakes. It’s housed in a climate controlled garage when she’s not taken out for an occasional stroll.
Wayne says that this car runs, handles, and stops unbelievably, and can be driven anywhere with confidence. He should know, he’s only owned it for over 35 years!!!!