1940 Ford Standard 2 Door Coupe

Stock #P10035
Body Style
3 Speed Manual
8 cylinders 284
··· 959641
Black / Cloth
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This 1940 Ford Standard 2 Door Coupe (Stock # P10035) is available in our Pleasanton, CA showroom and any inquiries may be directed to us at 925-484-2262 or by email at Sales@SpecialtySales.com.

World Record 1940 Ford Standard Coupe

You are in the presence of Salt Flats royalty today with this 1940 Ford Standard 2 Door Coupe, because it was the very racing machine that propelled infamous Jerry Helwig to his world record run. It features a highly modified 284 flathead 8-cylinder engine under the hood with a 3-speed manual transmission, and this beauty absolutely screams out on the open road. With ample documentation and all of the original equipment he used to make his legendary run, this one is an absolute steal at the current asking price.

Featured in Dozens of Books & Magazines as The Coupe

In case you havent noticed by now, this isnt simply any 1940 Ford Standard. This one was personally owned by the legendary Salt Flats racer Gerald Jerry Helwig, and he set a class World Record in this vehicle many decades ago. In fact, this racer, known simply as The Coupe was featured in hundreds of books, magazines, newspaper articles and advertisements throughout the years, so race fans should know this vehicle well. Jerry also became known as one of the worlds leading authorities on flathead engines and he lived and breathed to race this highly iconic vehicle every year.

Today, this 1940 Ford Standard is equipped for highway driving, but the sale of this vehicle also includes all of the parts to bring it back to its Bonneville state once again (roll cage, racing harness, lightweight drive shaft and cogs for rear end). While the interior is in fairly rough condition, this gorgeous racer still produces incredible power when prompted and it appears to be in good mechanical condition. Honestly, this one likely belongs in a museum due to its incredible history, so it will be a tough call on whether or not to restore it.

Gerald Jerry Helwigs Personal Salt Flats Racer

Overall, this 1940 Ford Standard Bonneville is one of the most sought after vehicles weve ever had inside of our showroom, and it is only available due to Gerald Helwigs passing. While it is impossible to place a fair value on such an iconic, sought after racing machine, the Helwig family hopes that the conservative asking price will allow for it to go to a good home where Jerrys legacy will be remembered and honored. For more information about this vehicle, visit our Pleasanton, California showroom, give us a call at 925-484-2262, or email us at Sales@SpecialtySales.com. Be sure to mention Stock # P10035 as well.

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4321 First Street
Pleasanton, CA 94566
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4321 First Street
Pleasanton, CA 94566