This 1950 Ford Custom Deluxe Convertible is a very nice example in Matador Red. It was fully restored in 2017 by the second owner.
The original owner was a school principal and, despite the full restoration, this Ford still has the high school parking pass in the window to commemorate him. A nice touch that keeps an important part of the car’s history alive.
The 1950 models were visually very similar to the best-selling 1949 models that had caused a sensation when they were launched. While offering just minor refinements and trim changes, Ford had produced a much improved car. Gone were the problems with water and dust coming through the cracks in the body and the steering was much improved. Also now present were push-button door handles.
Sitting at the top of the line, the Custom Deluxe owner enjoyed extra trim and comfort items including dual sun visors, horn ring, locking glove compartment door and cigar lighter!
The new for ’50, “non-sag” spring equipped seating enjoyed leather covering in the convertible – other models used Mohair or Broadcloth.
Under the hood sits the original 239 Flathead V8 which is paired with a 3-speed manual transmission.
Ford produced 50,299 Custom Deluxe convertible cars for the 1950 model year and had a base price of $1,948.
Original options included; radio, heater, whitewalls, full chrome wheel discs, undercoating and seat covers