1950 Ford Custom

Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Road
Morgantown, PA

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Morgantown, PA



Year 1950
Mileage 36147
Engine 8
Doors 2
Transmission Manual
Make Ford
Model Custom

Custom 1950

Title Status --
Exterior Color Hawthorn Green
Interior Color Black


The era of pontoon fenders and high-riding automobiles was over, and Ford broke out of the gate with a smaller, stunningly stylish car that blended militaristic themes with slab-sided functionality. This car is the beneficiary of a full restoration and shows very nicely with no rust, nice 2 tone paint and a reliable engine. One has gotta love the front grille with its rocket styling and futuristic curvaceous body panels. It was ready, willing and able for the fab 50\'s to come along and provide its service to suburbia.

All steel with attached chrome upfront sporting a center bullet style ring with the optional bumper and grille guard, and building on this design to complete the entire grille. Chrome is in great condition, showing excellent and mirror-like all around. Steel shows with no rust and is bathed in a custom 2 tone scheme of Hawthorn Green with a black swooping insert starting on the front fender and curving back to meet the mid-body trim spear. The paint overall remains shiny but does present with its fair share of cracking and chips. This car has one of the coolest hood ornaments, with chrome shaped like a rocket being shot through a hoop and the perfect red plastic tail to emulate fire all in art deco style. A big body length trim spear is attached below the midline, and some fender skirts that just simply say \"very cool\" are mounted in the rear quarters. In back 2 squinting oval tail lights are in the mid section of what seem to be the beginnings of fins along with shiny rear bumper below and chrome tipped exhaust peeking out from under. 2 rarities appear on this \"shoebox\" Ford, the first being a black vinyl top with bright and shiny trim surrounds, and the 2nd being a continental kit mounted between the trunk lid and rear bumper, all looking very nice and period perfect. All 4 corners hold the steel wheels with full chrome wheel covers and are bordered with wide whites, which are newer radials.

A total redux inside now showing in silver paint, black tuck and roll vinyl and some silver vinyl splitting the black for the door panels. Speaking of which, the most futuristic car badge is stuck to the sill on either door, and harkens back to the Harley Earl Daytona Trophy. A split bench in front, and full bench in the back, these seats have a full immersion of black tuck and roll vinyl with silver piping added effect. We note the addition of lap belts for both the front and rear benches. A shining example of the original metal dash with exterior matching curved design in pristine silver, houses a large centered speedo, with surrounding oil, battery, temp, and fuel gauges. We note a central clock is above an original oval faced round push button Ford AM radio. Fronting the dash is a white bakelite steering wheel with chromed horn half ring all presenting with some wear. A clean black carpet is below in good condition, and above is a light gray headliner nice and tight with no stains.

A flip of the hood and UH OHHHH! In beautiful flathead form are 239 cubes of V8 under the hood. This mill sports the correct 2bbl carburetor and an upgrade from a generator to an alternator for the electrics. A 3-speed manual transmission propels you down the superhighways, and a 3.73 gear ratio rear axle helps save gas while doing it. An overall patina covers the engine bay with some dust on the inner fenders and a covering of surface rust on the engine.

Rock solid and fully structurally sound steel is seen for the frame, rockers and flooring. Just a fine coating of road dirt and surface rust where the black paint has chipped away makes for an A-1 presentation and a solid backbone for the independent coil spring suspension up front as well as the leaf spring rear suspension arrangement. Drum brakes are seen all around and dual exhaust with glasspack style mufflers is on for the exhale and is looking new from the mufflers back.

This car fired right up, ran smoothly, and drove very nicely. It is a great cruiser, with a very comfortable interior. No power steering makes getting in and out of tight places a little strenuous, but once the car is rolling it steers surprisingly easy. Good brakes, and functional exterior lighting was a plus.

An overall very nice example of the 1950 Custom, snappy 2 tone paint, a custom vinyl top and new interior, as well as a solid undercarriage and boy oh boy that continental kit! Power to boot, and all executing very nicely.


AT-Atlanta, GA Assy Plant
134832-Sequential Unit Number


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