Second model year for Fords popular Bullet Nose models
Overall very original uncut Shoebox Ford
Original BorgWarner threespeed manual transmission with overdrive 3.73 gearing
Bimini Blue exterior and blue interior
New fuel pump, battery, dual exhausts
Rear fender skirts
Need a new Shoebox Ford for your collection? MotoeXotica has just the right fit, with this 1950 Ford Custom Tudor Sedan. Made in Fords Buffalo, New York factory, this car was an early 1950 model, according to its VIN. This is one of the most original uncut bullet nose Fords that we have seen in some time.
Finished in Bimini Blue, its paint and trim are in overall very good condition, with just a few minor blemishes visible on the roof upon close inspection. The original windows are clear and intact, as are the vehicles lights, which are hazefree look great. This shoebox rolls on wide whitewall Guardsman biasply tires, size 6.7015 at all four corners, surrounding full moon wheel covers. All of the cars body panels fit solidly and are straight, the trunk is in good condition and comes with a fullsized spare tire, the engine bay is tidy, the battery is new and the bumpers look fantastic.
As the 6 in the center of its bullet nose indicates, under the hood is Fords 226 CID Lhead straight sixcylinder engine. Buttoned to this engine are a BorgWarner threespeed manual transmission with overdrive and a 3.73:1 rear end. This is reportedly, the cars original drivetrain. Besides the battery, other new parts include the fuel pump, springs and dual exhausts.
Inside, the blue bench seats look very good, as does the matching carpet. The blue headliner is in very good order and the silver metal instrument panel is eyecatching and all of its gauges are operational. The original twospoke steering wheel is in decent order while the inner door panels look good, as does the cars mirror glass. Completing the interior are a pushbutton factory AM radio and an underthedash heater.
The1949 Ford was the first allnew automobile design introduced by theBig ThreeafterWorld War II; civilian production having been suspended during the war and the 19461948 models from Ford, GM and Chrysler were updates of their prewar models. Popularly called the "Shoebox Ford" for its slabsided, "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. The design would continue through the 1951 model year.
Save for its drive train, this was an allnew car in every way, with a modernladder framesupporting acoil springindependent suspension in front and longitudinalsemielliptical springsin back. The engine was moved forward to make more room in the passenger compartment and the antiquated "torque tube" was replaced by a moderndrive shaft. Ford's popular 226CIDLheadstraight6and 239CID FlatheadV8 remained.
The 1949 models debuted at a gala at theWaldorfAstoria Hotelin New York City in June 1948, with a carousel of the new Fords complemented by a revolving demonstration of the new chassis. The new integrated steel structure was advertised as a lifeguard body, and even the woody wagon was steel at heart. The convertible frame had an X member for structural rigidity.
From a customer's perspective, the old Custom, De Luxe, and Super De Luxe lines were replaced by new Standard and Custom trims and the cars gained a modern look with completely integrated rear fenders and just a hint of a fender in front.
The 1949 and 1950 styling was similar, with a single central "bullet" in the frowning chrome grille. In the center there was a red space that had either a 6 or 8 depending if the car had the sixcylinder engine or the V8. The trim lines were renamed as well, with Standard becoming Deluxe and Custom renamed Custom Deluxe. These new Fords got the nowfamous Ford Crest which appeared on the division's vehicles for many decades in one form or another.
Competition to this Ford in 1950 included Chevrolets Styleline Deluxe Twodoor, Dodges Deluxe Coupe, Hudsons Pacemaker Twodoor Brougham, Nashs Statesman Custom Twodoor and Plymouths Special Deluxe Coupe.
This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 60,269 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE
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Exterior: Bimini Blue
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