VERY CLEAN & RUNS GREAT W/ OD TRANS! BEAUTIFUL PAINT & INTERIOR! EVEN A/C! WOW!
Credited as the car that saved Ford, the post-war "shoebox" models were one of the first truly modern cars. With integrated styling and a rounded, aerodynamic look, they remain popular with collectors and customizers alike.
This 1950 tudor sedan is what you got when you walked into your Ford dealer looking for either the most basic transportation available or the hottest car on the road or both. The tudor sedan was externally identical to a four-door sedan, except there were no rear doors, although you can clearly see where they would have been. The 2-door "post" body style was inexpensive and durable, so it was a favorite of hot-rodders and always looks great in light colors. The silver-gray paint looks period appropriate and gives the car an upscale look that's extremely appealing, and we've always liked the way chrome trim pops against silver paint like this. Sheetmetal is in good shape with no rust or evidence of previous damage, and there's a genuine honesty to a bone-stock old Ford with no liberties taken with its look. Even all the chrome is intact and shines up well. Accessory fender skirts make it look longer and lower, but aside from the dual exhaust tips poking out from under the rear bumper, it looks very much the way it would have in 1950.
The interior has been given a similar makeover, looking stock at a glance but showing a few clever modifications that improve comfort and make this Ford stand out. The gray upholstery is very much like what it would have used originally, particularly the striped fabric on the seating surfaces. Custom door panels were created to tie it together and the light gray carpets on the floors keep it bright. Instrumentation is simple, with a big speedometer with the auxiliary gauges around its perimeter and augmented today by a pair of modern gauges down under the dash. You'll also spot a modern A/C system tucked under the dash, an addition that makes this smooth-running Ford an awesome cruiser that's especially well-suited to road trips. This Ford is also nicely optioned with a radio (now a modern AM/FM/cassette unit), heater/defroster, and a clock, all of which were still optional in 1950. The spacious trunk still carries a correct rubber mat as well as a full-sized spare with jack assembly.
The real reason this car is so popular, however, is the sparkling flathead V8 under the hood. Fans of the flathead claim that even the bad ones are good and the good ones are great, and the copper-colored 239 cubic inch unit here certainly lives up to the hype. It starts easily, idles almost silently, and makes all the right sounds when you romp on the throttle. Sure, the modern A/C compressor and 12-volt alternator dominate the top side, but they do nothing to change the bubbly, enthusiastic nature of the Ford flathead. They took few other liberties with the mechanicals and it remains pretty much as intended right down to the oil bath air cleaner and 2-barrel carburetor. It's backed by a 3-speed manual transmission with overdrive and well-spaced ratios, and is perfectly happy to cruise all day at 60 MPH. It tracks straight, rides smoothly thanks to relatively recent tube shocks, and the purring dual exhaust with glasspack mufflers gives it a fantastic '50s sound. For comfort, it wears 205/75/15 whitewall radials, perhaps the only visible part of the car that isn't from the '50s.
Take this clean 1950 Ford home and discover the car that led the way into the future. Call now!
- AM/FM Radio
- Cassette Player
- Air Conditioning
- Cloth Interior
- Vinyl Interior
- Seatbelts (Front)
- Seatbelts (Rear)
- Exterior Color
- Graphite Metallic
- Interior Color
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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