1940 Ford De Luxe Coupe - Photo by BadRiver
Yes, a pre-war Ford in Forza Motorsport. It’s difficult not to appreciate this car. While hard to find nowadays, the Ford Coupe has been an icon since its inception and it sold millions in its time. The flathead V8 alone is a piece of history. It could be said that hot-rodding began with this car when our veterans came home from World War II and wanted something affordable they could work on and build up. The design reflects the Art Deco period, with its bold and sweeping lines and minimal flashy exterior components. The original, begging-to-be-modified flathead V8 puts out a mild 60-85 horsepower. Although weighing in at only 2,970 pounds, the De Luxe Coupe is fairly light and responds well, once upgraded to modern componentry. Just tooling around bone stock, however, is like taking a luxurious trip back in time.