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    • Skip The Search And Get A Head Start On Your 1940 Ford Coupe Resto Project!

      Ready-to-assemble shell is made of high-strength steel, and is factory-rustproofed.

      The 1940 Ford Coupe has always been a popular car for restoration projects, ever since World War II veterans began turning them into hot rods by adding performance equipment to the car’s flathead V8 engine.

      But you no longer have to poke around in junkyards or barns looking for an original to work on. Now you can buy a brand new 1940 Coupe body directly from Ford!

      The 1940 Ford Coupe body is produced with today's high-strength steel, and is assembled using modern welding techniques. The new body comes rustproofed from the factory and is ready to be assembled as a custom hot rod or as a reproduction to the original.

      You can choose a stock firewall that accommodates the original flathead V8, but it can also be ordered with a recessed firewall to allow installation of much larger modern engines. Ford also supports it with a variety of model-correct mechanical and trim restoration parts; to see what's available for the 1940, click here.

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    • Now You Can Drive Your Dream "Hot Wheels®" Car

      In case there's any doubt...

      This says "Hot Wheels" to me!

      If you're in your forties or younger, there's a good chance you developed your interest in cool cars while playing with those little Hot Wheels® models. Now you can actually drive one in real life — an official, GM-produced, Chevrolet Camaro Hot Wheels® Edition!

      There have been more than 800 models and 11,000 variations of Hot Wheels® cars created since 1968, but the Chevrolet Camaro was chosen as the first full-size, production Hot Wheels® to be offered for sale, starting in early 2013.

      “Millions of us grew up playing with Hot Wheels,” said Chris Perry, vice president of Chevrolet Marketing. “Offering a special production model of the Camaro Hot Wheels is an opportunity to bring those memories to life.”

      The exterior of the Camaro Hot Wheels® Edition has that Hot Wheels® look you'll recognize, including a vibrant, graphics-accented metallic paint scheme and red-lined wheels that make it instantly recognizable as you tool down the road. And just in case someone comes up to admire your ride and doesn't quite know where they recognize it from, there's a Hot Wheels-style flame decal on each door and Hot Wheels® Edition sill plates.

      Felix Holst, vice president of creative for the Mattel Wheels Division said, “It’s been nearly 20 years since I started designing cars for Hot Wheels, and I have yet to drive one home!”

      Keep checking with your Chevy dealer early next year to see when the Hot Wheels® Edition will arrive. Just like collectible toys, once they're gone, they're gone!

      Watch a behind-the-scenes video about this cool Camaro Hot Wheels Edition here.

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