Following the successful restyle of 1949 (the first since the war) the new 1950 models saw just minor changes although sales raised once again.
Chevrolet had a great product so they just refined it a little. New grilles were the main change for the 1950 model year. Most of the vertical division bars were gone with only two remaining (located under each parking light).
This 1950 Chevrolet Deluxe Styleline Convertible is a fine example of a great looking design this was.
A convertible was only offered in the Styleline Deluxe series.
Under the hood we see a 216 cubic inch, six cylinder engine that has been rebuilt. The transmission is a 3-speed manual although this was the first year that Chevrolet introduced a fully automatic transmission. Available only in the Deluxe cars, Powerglide 2-speed automatic was a $158 option.
The convertible top came powered as standard.
The Deluxe has a wheelbase of 115", is 197.5" long and 74" wide.
Chevrolet made 32,810 Deluxe Series Styleline Convertibles for the 1950 model year. The base price was $1,847. These were the days that heater and defroster were optional, costing a further $36 on the purchase price. If you wanted to enjoy the luxury of a radio it would have set you back $64. Fortunately the original owner of this car opted for both of these!
This car is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for even more photos)