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Street Rodder Magazine’s Best Ford in a Ford Presented by Ford Racing

Charley Ogden,
Scottsdale, AZ
’40 Ford Sedan Delivery

Charley Ogden is a Scottsdale native and a year-round hot rodder, as well as the proud owner of this deep blue, Blue Oval delivery, the most recent addition to Street Rodder and Ford Racing’s Best Ford in a Ford list, which honors guys, like Ogden, who opt to run a late-model Ford engine in their Ford street rod.

Ogden didn’t have to drive far to get to the Southwest Nats, but told us that his ’40 sedan delivery was built to drive. That’s not just talk in the 23 years he’s owned it, he has driven the Ford more than 100,000 miles. Ogden’s delivery features a Mustang II front suspension, parallel leafs, and Chassis Engineering components underneath to drop the delivery to ground level. Numerous body modifications include rounded door corners, shaved brightwork and hardware, and hidden hinges on the rear delivery door. Orange pinstriping along the beltline matches the firewall, and the steelies. In the summer of 2010, he decided to pump some new life into the faithful and much-driven delivery with a new 306ci crate motor from Ford Racing, tied to a Ford C4 transmission.

He’s proud to show it at events around the West, but for Charley, the real fun is firing it up and hitting the road. He said he loves driving the deliverypassing cars and trucks on his way to wherever he feels like going.