1950 Plymouth Special Deluxe
As a fuel economy champ, Plymouth was second only to the Ford six
in the 1950 running of the Mobil Gas Economy Run. Plymouth recorded
21.25 mpg against the winning Ford's 23.33 mpg. In its traditional
three-way race, Plymouth scored lower than Ford and Chevrolet in
the ton/miles per gallon category. On the nation's race tracks, the
pesky little Plymouths continued their winning ways. At the
inaugural 500-mile race September 4 at Darlington, North Carolina,
Johnny Mantz, driving a 1950 P19 two-door sedan, outlasted the
bigger, heavier cars to win the race at an average speed of
76.26mph. The Mantz car, which was later wrecked, has been
replicated and is on display at the Speedway Museum to this
For consignment we have as good as it gets in the form of a
well-done frame off rotisserie restoration, and meticulous
attention to detail when putting it back together. This is a show
car and has been driven only about 1,000 miles since the
restoration 6 years ago. A stunner right out of 1950, this is
better than showroom especially on the paint side, although
everything else is all super standard as to fit and finish and
overall construction inside and out.
OEM Blue was matched to the factory paint, then applied and buffed
until there was a glasslike finish all over on it. It bathes
rounded steel panels which have laser straight and consistent gaps.
Chrome trim is all there and beautiful, mirror like, and looking
like it was literally just dipped. There is plenty of it but
tastefully done and just right amount for the model car. Round
fenders are all but melted into the side panels of the body, and
sport shiny trim spears. The rocker trimming works its way rearward
and flares up on the front of the rear quarter fender. All buttoned
up with absolutely no rust, and the paint is 2 miles deep when you
gaze at this wonderful car. On all 4 corners are deep chromed dog
dish style wheels with thin white sidewalls and bias ply tires.
Gray fuzzy broadcloth nice and tight frames the door panels which
have metal faux painted wood on the upper sills. Nice bakelite knob
chrome handles are present, and a gray smooth vinyl door pull, and
lower panel are seen on all 4 doors. Turning out attention to the
interior, in particular the dash, we see more shiny painted wood
grain on metal for the original looking dash. A trio of large
circular gauges lines up across the dash in front of the steering
wheel and continues on with a large chromed radio and speaker
setup, and fan and heating controls hanging below, all nicely
chromed. A white bakelite near perfect steering wheel fronts this
beautiful dash and is nicely chromed for the accenting. Speckled
gray broadcloth with some tasteful centered pleats covers the front
and rear benches. Gray carpet in pristine condition covers the
floors, and a pleated gray headliner floats tightly above.
Peering under the hood in a restored engine bay sits a 218ci L-Head
Inline 6-cylinder engine. This is topped with a simple 1-barrel
carburetor, and a 3-speed manual transmission on back of this I-6.
3.91 are the gears for the rear axle.
Frame off rotisserie means clean as a whistle, and this
undercarriage does not disappoint. All is buttoned up mechanically
and structurally under here with black painted frame and suspension
all rust free, and a contrasting blue on the floorpans rockers for
body hangers, and mechanical surrounds. Mechanically it is fully
functional with fully restored to original independent coil spring
suspension on the front, and leaf spring suspension on the back.
Drum brakes operate on all 4 corners to stop this beautiful
Super quick turnover, and smooth a silk idling, are just the
beginning of a very pleasurable test drive. Great pickup, smooth
cruising, and wonderful acceleration move this car easily down the
road at a comfortable cruising speed. All interior functions were
awesome, and fully operational.
We are skirting very close to the use of the word concours, and in
fact could use it for this restoration and condition of this car.
Paint is gorgeous, chrome is super shiny, and interior is very well
done to original specs. A show car, and a great driver, well done
and here for the taking. Come in, be impressed, turn the key and
drive it to a show!
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.