For Sale: 1950 Plymouth Special Deluxe in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

1950 Plymouth Special Deluxe

Old cars have gotten a bad reputation lately as being a rich man's game; news reports and TV shows depicting cars passing over the auction block for literally millions of dollars can easily put that impression in peoples' heads. Happily, like so much of what passes for "reality TV" and "news" these days, most of it is orchestrated hokum, and an example of the bank-draining insanity that can happen when you have a live camera trained on you.

When you say "Fifties cars," most folks think of fins, but if you look on the other side of the Jet Age, in the first half of that decade, enough has changed in our cars nearly 60 years on that these machines manage to feel vintage-they transport you to another era. We also need to look at the word "Deluxe" which was used by virtually every car manufacturer at one point or another. This consignment oozes "Special Deluxe" in many ways, like its design, embellishments, interior chrome, and curvaceous lines. All affordable, and a real piece of vintage that will not break the bank. Owned by the same family from new until 2017, it is a survivor.

A correct respray of Plymouth Black in good condition covers the ding free voluptuous panels on the exterior of this car. Gaps are all very good, and the car is straight as an arrow, except for the designers use of the curve on this exterior. Transitioning from the 40's to the 50's, the fenders are starting to be almost totally integrated into the car, and the use of chrome accents is becoming more prevalent. All trim on this car presents very nicely and would be classified in good condition. From the beltline fender spears, to the rocker trim, and upfront on the hood, the trim line to the hood ornament in the center, it is all shiny and nice. This hood ornament fronts a bulbous hood which is the typical early 50's massive in size. Badging is all attached, light bezels, and chromed bumpers, make up the lower framing for the grille in the front, and some badging on the rear. Wide whites are on all fours, and Plymouth logo moon caps are seen as well. A side view shows the graceful curved roofline as it melts into the trunk and rounded rear fenders, and even the window openings are curved. On the back, horizontal rectangular tail lights have chrome bezels, and a small round dot light is above.

Door and side panels greet us as we swing the doors and are in a medium fuzzy gray broadcloth which matches the seats. All levers and turn knobs are in good condition, as is a darker gray vinyl armrest on either side. A faux wood grain painted metal dash houses plenty of round chrome bezel original gauges which are in black with white numbers and letters. There is a trio of them right behind the steering wheel in full view. A beautiful radio and speaker combo, in a square and rectangle design with chromed ribs and a mesh opening for the sound to fill the cabin. A near perfect heating/air lever control hangs below the radio. An original cream bakelite steering wheel with a chrome horn fronts the decently preserved and all original dash, and has a chrome column. Just below the woodgraining is a horizontal chromed bar that starts to driver's left and runs the length of the dash, and houses some shiny chromed knobs and pulls. Black carpeting floods the floors and is fairly clean. In back the bench has some tufted tuck and roll in the center and is smooth gray broadcloth, like the split back front bench which has a blanket covering the original seating. Some wear is underneath this blanket in front. Above is a very light cream headliner and its looking nice and tight.

A pop of the hood and we are greeted with an unrestored and patina engine bay which has a 218ci L head inline 6 cylinder engine within. It is topped with a 1 barrel carburetor, and there is the original 3 speed manual transmission driving a 3.73 rear axle. All original is the buzzword for this power plant.

Plenty of patina, road dirt and surface rust abounds underneath on all surfaces. A newer fuel tank has been installed, and next to it the spare tire holder has rusted through but been repaired. The framing and rockers remain structurally sound showing some surface rust in sports and lots of road dirt. A few areas of repair are showing in the floorboard area. A shiny transmission is seen amongst the patina, and for the corners braking is provided by drums. Suspension is independent coil springs in front, and leaf springs in the back. A stock exhaust with no leaks is present throughout the undercarriage from front to back.

A quick starter and on the test track it worked swimmingly. I noticed that when you get her over 40MPH there is a slight miss present in the engine purr. The car does have new brakes which work nicely to bring this mass of Detroit Iron to a halt, and consignor states the engine has been recently tuned. Interior is comfy and it has a nice feel, lumbering around curves in 50's style. Bog bold and beautiful!

This classic driver owned by 1 family for 67 years, then our consigner took hold of it and buttoned up some issues on the undercarriage, tuned the engine, and just made sure it still holds its own very well. This writer, being attracted to this era of cars, gives it a thumbs up. Stylin in the turn of the decade, pre-fin era design and comfort.

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 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 and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.

Vehicle Details

  • 1950 Plymouth Special Deluxe
  • Listing ID: CC-1669131
  • Price: $13,900
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1950
  • Make:Plymouth
  • Model:Special Deluxe
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Light Gray
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:103040
  • Stock Number:4391
  • VIN:12501438
Listed By:
Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Rd.
Morgantown, PA 19543

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