1950 Ford Deluxe 2 Dr Sedan Fully Restored Straight Forward Recommission
The 1949 Ford was the first all-new automobile design introduced by the Big Three after World War II, civilian production having been suspended during the war, and the 1946-1948 models from Ford, GM, and Chrysler being updates of their pre-war models. Popularly called the "Shoebox Ford" for its slab-sided, "ponton" design, the 1949 Ford is credited both with saving Ford and ushering in modern streamlined car design with changes such as integrated fenders and more. This design would continue through the 1951 model year, with an updated design offered in 1952. The crest was designed by Frank L. Engle.
Save for its drive-train, this was an all-new car in every way, with a modern ladder frame now supporting a coil spring independent suspension in front and longitudinal semi-elliptical springs in back. The engine was moved forward to make more room in the passenger compartment and the antiquated "torque tube" was replaced by a modern drive shaft. Ford's popular 226 CID L-head straight-6 and 239 CID Flathead V8 remained, now rated at 90 hp and 100 hp, respectively.
This nicely restored V8 Ford has been fully redone with new paint, chrome. and interior. The car presents very well in all respects cosmetically and is correct in every manner. The car is stored in a climate controlled Museum setting, and has ben sitting for a few years. While the car did turn over and start , it seemed to have bad gas in it, so will need the fuel system drained and flushed before the car is driven any distance or for that matter even started and run from my experience.