1940 Red Ford Pickup Truck
- 1:24 Scale Die Cast Model
- Official Licensed Product
- Highly Collectible
- Superior Quality
- Realistic features
- Doors & Hood open
A pickup truck is a light duty truck having an enclosed cab and an open cargo area with low sides and tailgate. Once a work tool with few creature comforts, in the 1950s consumers began purchasing pickups for lifestyle reasons and by the 1990s less than 15 percent of owners reported use in work as the pickup truck's primary purpose. In Australia and New Zealand ute, short for utility, is used for both pickups and coupé utilities.
The Ford line of cars was updated in 1937 with one major change - the introduction of an entry-level 136 CID (2.2 L) V8 in addition to the popular 221 CID (3.6 L) flathead V8. The model was a refresh of its predecessor, the Model 48 (itself based on the Model 40A), and was the company's main product. It was redesigned more thoroughly in 1941.
A high flat-topped hood dominated the front look of the 1940 model, as the grille spread out to reach the fenders to differentiate the Deluxe line and the headlights were pushed wider still. The standard Ford inherited the grille of the 1939 model with blackout on each side of a heavy chrome center; heavier headlight surrounds serve as another major differentiator from the 1939. 1940 was the last year of the 1937 design and its smaller V8 engine, with a straight-six engine to be reintroduced the following year. Sealed-beam headlights were one of the few major advances for 1940, while a hydraulic top was new on the convertible.
The 1937-1940 generation of Fords is one of the most popular automobiles for hot rodding. Early stock car racing drivers also used Fords of this generation among other cars. This Ford also formed the basis for a style of dirt track racing car.
1940 Ford Pickup Specifications
|Body Style:||2-door 1-ton pickup truck|
|Engine:||136 CID (2.2 L) Flathead V8 or 221 CID (3.6 L) Flathead V8|
|Transmission:||3 Manual Sliding Gear|
|Length:||180 in (4,572 mm)|
|Width:||72 in (1,829 mm)|
|Height:||64 in (1627 mm)|
|Wheelbase:||112 in (2,845 mm)|
|Approx Model Size:||19.1cm x 7.6cm x 5.5cm|
|Approx Model Weight:||450.00 grams|
|Shipping:||Free within Australia (International Shipping available)|