Two-tone 1940 Ford De Luxe Coupe looks set to take advantage of hot fall days (Rod)
We live in a world that is pretty much obsessed with anything labeled as a crossover, SUV, or truck (pickup). But sometimes we just need to take a step back (in time) and remember the huge selection of different options.
In 1937, the Blue Oval was just beginning the ephemeral life of the De Luxe series. It was a more upscale alternative to its regular cars and a way to fill the void to the price of Lincoln models. A bit like the Vignale of the modern era, but we must not stray.
The point about the De Luxe series is that although it had a very short lifespan (1937 to 1940, from 1941 it reverted to a trim level), it also made an effort to present all kinds alternatives. Thus, it was derived as a two-door coupe, convertible, pickup, sedan and van. But also, as a four-door ambulance, Phaeton, sedan, as well as a two and four-door station wagon. Quite a choice, right?
Of course, the ones that stood out in the crowd and through time were usually the coupes. And all thanks to the fans’ predilection to make them Hot Rods. After all, let’s not forget that there was also a life of high performance before everyone started to dabble in the classic muscle car restomods of the 1960s and 1970s. Of course, “The Times They Are A-Changin ‘”as Bob Dylan put it, so we won’t be surprised if the Hot Rods ever come back into fashion even more fiery than before.
Even virtual artists who usually live in the specific restoration area of ââclassic 60s / 70s muscle cars might be inclined to admit it. If only subliminally, through a very cool virtual project. As an example, Rostislav Prokop – the master of pixels behind the rostislav_prokop relies on social networks – which one day decided that “old is gold.”
And he gave us his wishful thinking on a 1940 Ford De Luxe Coupe. Luckily, that’s a very subtle take on Hot Rod. When the pixel masters are involved, if they pronounce the word gold, they usually talk about it figuratively and literally … That wasn’t the case here, and the De Luxe has a sober two-tone treatment. black grey.
Only the huge wheels all look shiny and chrome, which bodes well for the silver details. And we can easily imagine that there is also something fiery lurking under the narrowing front hood if the artist feels the need to dress up the crimson interior with a matching full roll bar.