For Sale: 1950 Chrysler Royal in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

1950 Chrysler Royal Sedan

The year 1950 would be a banner year for Chrysler, with production up to 167,316 units, the first time the company had topped 160,000 in a calendar year since 1928. As expected, the four door Royal sedan was the biggest seller in the entry-level line, with 17,713 units sold. The two-door club coupe found 5,900 buyers. Also offered was the long wheelbase eight-passenger sedan of which 375 were built, and two station wagons. The woody wagon attracted 599 buyers, and cost $3,964, while a steel-bodied wagon, without the bolt-on trim, cost $4,055 and sold only 100 units. Both moved the spare from the tail gate to inside the car this year. The slightly upscale six-cylinder Windsor series didn't offer a wagon for 1950, but had a Traveler model, in which the back seat would fold flat, to create a long bed. It was also fitted with a roof rack. A total of 4,182 were sold. The Royal series was discontinued in 1951 and the Windsor Series took over as the entry level Chrysler line.

A final generation, final year of production version of the 4-door sedan showing 46,720 non verifiable miles. This highly original and well maintained example is exactly what one would witness driving the highways and neighborhoods of Anytown, USA in the early 1950's and it looks good doing it.

A beautiful coat of shining paint in Black adorns the exterior straight steel panels of this massive slab sided car. All chrome on this car is beautifully preserved, and even the door handles retain their shine. Speaking of vivid and shiny, we need to look closely at the Royal script badges on either front quarter, which are near perfect as well as the winged ornament atop the bulbous hood. Large bumpers and a big front chromed grille are spotless and all window trim is buttoned up and just beautiful. We are nearing the end of the pontoon design era, but styling cues remains on the rear quarters. Bright stainless trim adorns the mid-beltline of the front quarter and races rearward, dying off mid front door. Down low a full rocker trimming in stainless bridges the gap between the wheels and polished gravel shield and trim spear adorn each rear fender. Medium width whitewall tires in 8.3/7.60-15 format wrap Chrysler badged wheel covers which are near excellent. Overall the exterior of this car is extremely fine in presentation retaining its original charm.

A swing of the doors and we are in tan tufted and stitched broadcloth insert heaven. The door panels remain intact, albeit with some slight soiling, and come to us with shiny cranks and actuators. Moving inside, 2 large benches which stretch within the door panel confines and show in what we believe to be the original upholstery. Horizontally striped multi-hue broadcloth wraps the seating surfaces and coral side bolsters and blue vinyl uppers accentuate the overall presentation. These seats remain in very good condition with only light wrinkling on the seating surfaces. The dash is draped in gray paint and has panels of clean bezeled glass covered gauges which are as also clean as a whistle. Fronting the driver is the large white rimmed bakelite steering wheel and further inward is a central gold dressed round speedometer with supporting gauges flanking the high sides. Additional interior dash chrome abounds for the dash front in ribbed horizontal rays and is polished to the nines. This incorporatesthe radio delete panel, ashtray, and CHRYSLER badged passenger side gloveboxdoor. Ribbed black rubber matting covers the front flooring and remains in like newcondition and in the rear we see very clean light brown low pile carpeting. Peering upward gives us the view of the tan mohair headliner to finish off this excellently preserved interior space.

A 250.6ci in-line flathead Spitfire 6-cylinder in a healthy patina finishresides under the hood and can be verified as original and correct to the car. A 1-barrel carburetor feeds this engine and a Fluid-Drive 3-speed transmission is strapped to the back of the engine. 3.90 gears are for the rear, and we are all good to go.

Some surface rust is seen on the usual steel suspects such as suspension, interior wheels, and a bit of the frame, but all remain structurally sound. Some surface rust also in the rocker area, but where body hangers meet the body is all clear, and a dose of factory undercoating is holding its own in this environment. Independent coil spring suspension for the front and leaf springs on the rear are noted as are 4-wheel drum brakes.

Due to a date with my lovely wife I begrudgingly deferred the test drive to my crack decoder for this one and he reported a quick start, smooth idle, and much comfortable ease of operation. Not a fireball in the acceleration department, but then again it is a family cruiser, which it handles just perfectly. a clean driver with no smoke.

Before you is a great example of the final model year for this car, with all features functional, beautiful preserved exterior paint and chrome, snazzy interior right out of 1950, and smooth running engine and drivetrain. Even down to the trunk interior it has the original jack and spare wheel. An awesomely preserved and well-kept example ready to turn the key and enjoy immediately.

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 850 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 Chrysler Royal
  • Listing ID: CC-1781402
  • Price: $16,500
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1950
  • Make:Chrysler
  • Model:Royal
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Tan
  • Odometer:46720
  • Stock Number:5742
  • VIN:65004768
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Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Rd.
Morgantown, PA 19543

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