Edsel Ford's 1934 Model 40 Special Speedster Automobile, Photographed at Greenfield Village

Summary

Edsel Ford commissioned a number of special automobiles from Ford Motor Company for his personal use. Each one spoke to his design talents. Edsel collaborated with designer Bob Gregorie to create this 1934 Model 40 Speedster. The sleek profile, custom aluminum body and flathead V-8 engine anticipated the hot rods that soon appeared on southern California streets.

Edsel Ford commissioned a number of special automobiles from Ford Motor Company for his personal use. Each one spoke to his design talents. Edsel collaborated with designer Bob Gregorie to create this 1934 Model 40 Speedster. The sleek profile, custom aluminum body and flathead V-8 engine anticipated the hot rods that soon appeared on southern California streets.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

26 September 1934

Subject Date

26 September 1934

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.188.11196

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Linen (Material)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 5.75 in

Width: 7.5 in

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