1950 Ford Custom Deluxe Coupe
World War II put automobile production on hold. Production ceased
on February 10, 1942 and resumed in 1946. When production began,
most vehicles offered by marques were basically carried over from
pre-war development. It was not until 1949 when Ford began offering
new designs. They featured simple lines that were clean and well
integrated into the body. In the front was a dramatic and artful
bullet nosed grille.
The era of pontoon fenders and high-riding automobiles was over,
and Ford broke out of the gate with a smaller, stunningly stylish
car that blended militaristic themes with slab-sided functionality.
This car is the beneficiary of a full restoration and shows very
nicely with no rust, nice paint and a hot rod engine. One has gotta
love the front grille with its rocket styling and futuristic
curvaceous body panels it was ready willing and able for the fab
50s to come along and provide its service to suburbia.
All steel with attached chrome upfront sporting a center bullet
style ring, and building on this design to complete the entire
grille. Chrome is in great condition showing excellent with
mirror-like all around. Steel shows with no rust and is all bathed
in beautiful burgundy. This car has one of the coolest hood
ornaments, with chrome shaped like a speeding train and topped with
clear plastic in art deco style. A big body length trim spear is
attached below the midline, and some fender skirts that just simply
say "very cool" are mounted in the rear quarters. In back 2
squinting oval taillights are in the mid section of what seem to be
the beginnings of fins along with shiny rear bumper below and
chromed tipped exhaust peeking out from under. All 4 corners are
the steel wheels painted black with chrome deep dish rings around
the outside and bordered with wide whites, which are new
reproduction style radials.
A total redux inside now showing in silver paint, deep burgundy
vinyl and some gray textured broadcloth below for the door panels.
Speaking of which, the most futuristic car badge is stuck to the
sill on either door, and harkens back to the Harley Earl Daytona
Trophy. A split bench in front, and full bench in the back, these
seats have gray textured broadcloth inserts and beautiful burgundy
bolsters and bases along with some burgundy piping for added
effect. A shining example of the original metal dash with exterior
matching curved design in pristine silver, houses a large centered
speedo, with surrounding oil, battery, temp, and fuel gauges. We
note a central clock is above an original oval faced round push
button Ford radio. Fronting the dash is a cream bakelite steering
wheel with chromed horn half ring and it has a knuckle buster knob
attached. Very plush gray carpet is below in good condition, and
above is a light gray headliner nice and tight with no stains.
A flip of the hood and UH OHHHH! In beautiful full metallic form
are 239 cubes of flathead V8 under the hood. This mill sports
aftermarket Edelbrock heads, and it is topped by not one, not
two,.... but THREE two-barrel carbs begging to be fed by the red
hoses that attach to the fuel system. A 3-speed manual transmission
propels you down the superhighways, and a 3.73 gear ratio rear axle
helps save gas while doing it. Edelbrock headers for easy exhaling
are also attached. Consigner states the original engine is
available and still runs if you are interested...just ask!
A few areas of rust remediation now fully structurally sound are
seen particularly on the rear of this car, behind the fuel tank.
All else is covered with rustproofing although it does not appear
to be hiding anything nefarious. All solid framing and rockers that
are rust free are seen. Independent coil springs for the front
suspension, and leaf springs for the back along with drum brakes on
all 4 corners can be duly noted.
This car fired right up, ran smoothly, and drove very nicely. It is
a great cruiser, with a very comfortable interior. No power
steering makes getting in and out of tight places a little
strenuous, so use the "necker", but once the car is rolling it
steers surprisingly easy. Good brakes, and functional exterior
lighting was a plus.
An overall very nice example of the 1950 Custom Deluxe, nice paint,
and new interior, as well as a stunning metal great looking engine
and bay. Power to boot, and all executing very nicely.
NR-Norfolk, VA Assy Plant
118346-Sequential Unit Number
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.