For Sale: 1950 Chevrolet Deluxe in Scottsdale, Arizona

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Vehicle Description

Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale WITHOUT RESERVE and SOLD to the highest bidder January 19th - 22nd, 2017 at Russo and Steele's 17th Annual Scottsdale Arizona Auction at the Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Please contact us for more information. Chevrolet scored a home run with the debut of its new-for-1949 models, the first all-new design to come from GM's high-volume, popular-priced division since 1942. While all other GM divisions had already launched their all-new postwar models for 1948, Chevrolet and Pontiac's new designs were next in line to their "senior" counterparts. Nonetheless, the new Chevrolets were worth the wait and proved an unqualified sales success, despite the industry-wide slowdowns associated with the Korean War. The excellent basic design theme of 1949 continued with refinements through 1954. In fact, these first all-new postwar models rank among Chevrolet's best designs today, with a well-deserved reputation for excellent construction quality and durability that remain legendary today. Power choices, while certainly not exotic, were highly effective and included the overhead-valve 216.5-cubic inch "Stovebolt Six" for manual-transmission cars, with power output bumped up to 92 horsepower. A larger 235.5 cubic-inch unit was also now available with the newly released Powerglide two-speed automatic transmission. With excellent known history from new, this 1950 Chevrolet Deluxe Sedan was purchased new in July 1950. It was acquired by noted collector Ladie Ramsey, who placed it into storage in 1978 until she passed away in 2007. The next owner purchased it in June 2008 from Mr. Ramsey's estate. As offered, the Chevrolet is remarkably original and it retains the original 216 cubic-inch inline six-cylinder engine mated to a three-speed manual transmission. The body, interior, and chrome brightwork remain in great condition, as do the period style Coker tires at all four corners. It has covered approximately 89,250 original miles and it clearly benefits from proper care to maintain its exceptional originality, which extends to all door handles. All electrical wiring has been redone, and a new exhaust system was installed. The consignor reports that the horn, lights, flashers, signals, clock, and dome light all work, as they should. The heater is in proper working condition as well, with a recent new heater core installed at a cost of $500, and is equipped with a security and safety system. Complete with original tools, which are boxed and stored in the car's trunk, plus an original jack and original owners manual. This 1950 Chevrolet is a wonderful virtual "time warp" of originality throughout. $22,371.52 in restoration receipts is available.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-926843
  • Year:1950
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Deluxe
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Gray
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:88300
  • Stock Number:8245