1950 Ford Custom Deluxe Sedan
NO TITLE-SOLD ON A BILL OF SALE ONLY
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 previous restoration attempt and
shows in fair condition with orange peel paint, some dimpling on
the chrome and faded chrome parts. 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 50's 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 fair condition showing some areas of dimpling
as well. Steel shows with no rust and is all bathed in blue
respray. 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. In back 2 squinting oval taillights are in the mid
section of what seem to be the beginnings of fins? Along with a
dulled rear bumper below and chrome tipped exhaust peeking out from
under. All 4 corners are the steel wheels painted red with chrome
dog dish caps around the outside and bordered with thin wide
whites, which are tires from the era.
A swing of the classic doors and we greet blue and white vinyl
panels. Some sag in the material is creating a few wrinkles in
these panels. A bench in front, and full bench in the back, these
seats have shades of blue and black with some intermixed white and
present in a plaid square pattern. 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. All original knobs
and controls are present and accounted for. Interior carpeting has
been removed and its simply the steel of the floorboards,
Under the hood in an unrestored but clean engine bay is a 239ci
Flathead V8 engine. It is topped by an oil bath air cleaner
covering a 2-barrel carburetor and has a 3-speed manual
transmission on the back. 3.73 gears are for the rear axle.
Surface rust covers the frame, however it is structurally sound.
Floor pans still retain their original rustproofing. Body hangers
are good and solid. Drum brakes are all around.
An overall good clean example of the 1950 Custom Deluxe, fair
paint, and worn vinyl blue plaid interior, as well as a nice
looking dash and unrestored engine and bay. Think of all the
possibilities as it awaits your capable hands to make it shine
NO TITLE-SOLD ON A BILL OF SALE ONLY
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.