1950 Ford Custom Tudor 2dr Sedan Wow! Please take a close look at the condition of this beautiful original Classic "Shoebox" Ford. One of the best we've ever seen! Of course it has been completely restored from top to bottom. She came factory equipped with one of the most iconic and longest produced engines in history; the 239ci Flathead V8, There is no crazy customizing, no Chevy 350 shoved under the hood and no Mustang frame or front end added here. This is a pristine original Ford Custom that looks far better than the factory could have ever imagined back in 1950, nearly 70 years ago. A beautiful restoration has left this car in MINT yet original condition. Often called, "the car that saved Ford", the "shoebox" models as they were called, brought in a new design which caught on quickly and stood for many years to come. The Bullit Grille became an outstanding feature look on this Ford. The styling was so popular, that other car makers were forced to follow. The beautiful styling still looks fresh today and has a cult like following for every type of collector. Made for those of modest means back in the day, they were quite easy on the pocket at just over $1500 yet were also seen as one of the "hippest" cars on the road. The restoration of this car is simple incredible. The black paint is gleaming from every angle with no marks or bubbling. All chrome and trim is impeccable. The interior seating and headliner look like new with no tares and every stitch is in place. The dash is refinished beautifully. Options weren't many back in 1950 but this car comes nicely equipped with a heater/defroster, dash clock, fog lights, push button radio, dual wipers, a full 4-gauge cluster surrounding the speedometer and interior lighting. Big Time stuff! Turn signals are also included but may not have been factory equipped. A nice feature of this model was the rear windows which had small vent windows that opened as well. The power plant is the famous 239ci Flathead V8 pushing 100hp, a 3speed manual transmission with column shifter, Ford rear end and dual exhaust. The original oil bath air cleaner tells a story. The engine is beautifully detailed and ready to rumble. The electrical system has been upgraded from a 6volt to a 12volt system so starting is easy and all lighting is far brighter than originally intended. The body panels are all original and perfectly straight. Body side chrome and stainless pieces add a touch of class as well as the rear fender skirts. The undercarriage is 100% rust free and shows minimal usage from this beautiful Florida classic. If you are looking for one of the nicest original, early 50s "shoebox" Fords on the market, look no more. Just call us, email us or stop by for a test drive.
The Pick of the Day looks ready for a back-in-time road trip
The stylish 1937 Ford is a popular platform for custom hot rods and race cars, the engines commonly replaced with small-block Chevy V8s, such as the Pick of the Day
This old Ford two-door sedan is truly a veteran, not just as an original survivor and bona fide ‘barn find,’ but as an actual Army veteran of World War II.
The gigantic Goodguys hot-rod show last weekend at WestWorld has me psyched for cool custom cars.
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Vinyl wraps are a thing. The technology has gotten so good and the artisans who do them so skilled, that almost every element of our lives is touched by it – for nearly 70 years, believe it or not. Thanks to one of the best wrapping shops in the Southwest, called WrapSesh, I now have […]
When it comes to James Dean, Porsche and racing, most everyone knows the end of the story. But how many know the long tail of passion that followed? The answer to that and many other questions are tucked away in Palm Springs, California, with a retired businessman who, as a racer, had the potential to […]
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It was just a couple of weeks ago that we shared the news of the Horseless Carriage Club of America planning to add a building to the Gilmore Car Museum campus in Hickory Corners, Michigan. At the same time, we wrote about the museum accepting the donation of a 1902 Thomas Touring Car and re-opening […]
There was a new twist in the Ford vs. Chevy rivalry when it came to cars being searched during the month June on the ClassicCars.com marketplace. That twist was a Ford vs. Ford rivalry in which all-years Mustangs overtook all-years Ford in one of the two search lists. Oh, by the way, that all-years search […]