FUN VINTAGE CHEVY! SHARP CLASSIC LOOKS, 216 STRAIGHT 6, 3 ON THE TREE
It's the elusive predecessor to the more commonly seen Chevys of the mid-'50s yet stands out with a rounded, ultra-cool look that's all its own. This 1950 Chevrolet Deluxe Coupe brought an abundance of panache to the boulevards and avenues in an era when more and more people were moving out to the suburbs and looking to commute to work in style.
With just one glance it's pretty easy to picture this classic, decked out in its black exterior, dutifully bringing its driver to the workplace as the country was putting both a major depression and a World War in its figurative rear-view mirror and embarking on an economic and industrial upswing. It was only just a scant year before this '50 saw the light of day that Chevy embarked on its first restyling effort of the post-War era and made the Deluxe its flagship, top-tier model. What a successful effort it was, as this specimen ably illustrates with its unique curvature, tapered hood and rounded roofline. Noticeably more refined than models coming just a little before, it's as if, stylistically speaking, it had two tires firmly planted in the present and two in the future. Nearly 70 years later, it's looking sharp and is completely intact - its novel form is sure to turn heads as it is, and a little bit of freshening up would have it in a truly stellar state in no time.
Everything is looking sharp inside the doors. The gray interior really presents well and offers a very compelling vintage driving environment. The bench seats in both front and back mix cloth and vinyl to a nice effect and look as if they've seen very little activity, judging from their plushly padded appearance. Above, the headliner fits nice and snug and shows no staining, while below a simple cleaning session will have the carpeting sporting the same condition. Just in front of the original steering wheel, the dash is a definite high point, with its nicely painted surfaces and prominent circular instrument cluster. When you climb inside, you'll immediately be taken with just how much space surrounds you - the Deluxe isn't really a huge car, but its interior dimensions allow for lots of shoulder room and there's all kinds of real estate to allow your backseat passengers to stretch out as they ride in style. In that same vein, there's no shortage of luggage room on hand for future road trips in the rear trunk area, which sports a full size spare occupying its proper upright position inside.
Pop the distinctive tapered hood and you'll find an inline 6 cylinder sitting inside the engine compartment, sporting a freshly cleaned chrome valve cover to match that of the compact air cleaner to its side. This is a fully functional drivetrain - the engine fires up promptly and teams with a "3 on the tree" manual transmission that's shifting securely. It's a true vintage ride and feel which will surely put a smile on your face and give both you and your occupants tons of fun memories. A set of sharply badged wheels bearing the signature Chevy bowtie and wrapped with G78-15 Coker Classic tires completes the look of this one of a kind classic.
This 1950 Chevrolet Deluxe Coupe is a seldom seen, eminently stylish piece of American automotive history. Call today!
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