This 1950 Ford Custom Deluxe is a very nice example in Sportsman Green. It’s a mostly original car with less that’s had just 4 owners in its life – the first until 1975.
It really is a time capsule as it is still wearing its original paint (except a quarter panel and door repaint at some point).
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!
Mohair or Broadcloth covered the new for ’50, “non-sag” front seat springs.
Under the hood sits the original 239 Flathead V8 which is paired with a 3-speed manual transmission.
Ford produced 85,111 Custom Deluxe Club Coupe cars for the 1950 model year and had a base price of $1,511. This particular car cost the original owner $2,336.84 including all options and tax.
Original options included; radio, heater, whitewalls, full chrome wheel discs, undercoating and seat covers