1940 was the second year in which Ford used four-wheel hydraulic brakes and the first in which a steering-column shift lever appeared. These cars are usually referred to as “Woodies.”
Specifications: Model 01A; engine water-cooled V-8; bore 3-1/16 in., stroke 3-3/4 in., displacement 221 cu. in., 85 hp.
Price new, $950.
Accession no. 1978G45