40′s Cars

1940s cars: Although often overshadowed by the decades immediately before and after, the 1940s were an important era in automobile history, and the decade of the ’40s gets its due here with news and feature stories. From air conditioning to fully automatic transmission to overhead-valve V-8 engines, automobiles evolved by leaps and bounds during the 1940s. Although World War II put production of civilian automobiles and trucks on hiatus as factories manned by those on the home front built tanks and planes and weaponry for the Allieds, manufacturers brought wartime advancements to the street. And American automobiles and trucks buyers benefit.

The 1940 Ford Turns 70

Yup, it’s been seven decades since the iconic 1940 Ford hit the streets, but who’s really counting? More »

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A ’41 Ford with 6,000+ miles? Get outa here!

It came from a little old lady in Sister Bay, Wisconsin. And it was Ron Dewoskin’s dream car: a 1941 Ford convertible with only 6,450 actual miles. The car looks, feels and drives like a new car because, basically, it is almost new! More »

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Packard Darrin: One of One

Chris Goes of Lake Geneva, Wis., owns a unique, unrestored Full Classic car that is unlike anything anyone else has parked in their garage. He is the lucky owner of the only 1941 Packard Darrin Sport Sedan ever made. More »

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A ’41 Ford worth restoring

It all began with my 1941 Ford pickup truck that I purchased for a whopping $100 in July 1960. This original-owner beauty was an old farm truck with 22,000 miles and came with a four-cylinder engine that threw a rod. More »

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