Iconic Ford Model 40 Special Speedster on Display in New York
The 1934 Ford Model 40 Special Speedster has
grabbed the attention of some well known auto enthusiasts including Ken Gross
and Jay Leno. The reason being, it was
the first car produced by Ford that challenged the conservative style of the
Model T. If you've been lucky enough to
attend an Auto Show recently you might have seen it in person. If not, we're here to tell you all about it.
The 1934 Model 40 Special Speedster was one of Edsel Ford's visions. After becoming CEO of the Ford Motor Company, Edsel took inspiration from vehicles in Europe to create this masterpiece. The lead design director at Ford, E.T. Gregorie, worked with Edsel to create a new low-slung, two-seat roadster that could contend with the likes of the competition overseas.
Equipped with a 75-bhp flathead V8 under its elongated hood, the 1934 Model 40 Special Speedster was driven by Edsel Ford up until the day he died in 1943. From there, the car changed owners many times, and appeared in a number of private collections. Today, it's back in the hands of the Ford Motor Company, and is prominently toured around the country.
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