1950 Ford Custom Deluxe

History

World War II put automobile production on hold. Production ceased on February 10, 1942 and resumed in 1946. When production began, most vehicles offered by marques were basically carried over from pre-War development. It was not until 1949 until Ford began offering new designs. They featured simple lines that were clean and well integrated into the body. In the front was a dramatic and artful bullet nosed grille.

The Custom Deluxe Series was introduced in 1950 and would continue for a total of two years. The Custom Deluxe Crestliner two-door sedan was Ford's top-of-the-line offering and included chrome window moldings, chrome horn rings, armrests on all doors, and two sun visors. Needless to say, there was chrome at nearly every available location. Two engines were available, a six- and eight-cylinder unit. The L-head six-cylinder unit produced 95 horsepower while the L-head V8 produced 100 horsepower. The standard gearbox was a three-speed manual; an optional three-speed manual with automatic overdrive was optional

The cars rested on a 114-inch wheelbase and passenger cars measured 196.6 inches. Station wagons were slightly larger, measuring 206 inches.

The Crestliner was a two-door special sedan that had a vinyl top covering. There was extra chrome, special steering wheel, full wheel covers and special paint.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2009

1950 Vehicle Profiles

1950 Ford Custom Deluxe vehicle information

V-8 Crestliner

Chassis Num: B0CH170475

This 1950 Ford Custom Deluxe Crestliner is finished in Coronation Red Metallic over Black and is the recipient of a recent ground-up restoration. Ford offered the Crestliner in two color combinations, Coronation Red Metallic and Black or Sportsman's....[continue reading]

1950 Ford Custom Deluxe vehicle information

V-8 Convertible

Chassis Num: BOLU133211

It took a few years after World War II for automakers to introduce truly new postwar era cars. Most had been updates of cars sold prior to World War I. For the Ford marque, their troubles were much deeper than just the need to introduce a new car; ....[continue reading]

1950 Ford Custom Deluxe vehicle information

V8 Club Coupe

The Rally Association in London, England organizes the Peking-to-Paris Motor Challenge. This event is a challenge of man and machine over treacherous terrain for 33 days of desert, rivers, cold and some 10,000 miles will be over almost impassable ro....[continue reading]

1950 Ford Custom Deluxe vehicle information

V-8 Convertible

The 1950 Fords appeared identical to their 1949 counterparts but the company claimed '50 improvements for '50' in their advertising but most of these changes were minor.....[continue reading]

1950 Ford Custom Deluxe vehicle information

V8 Station Wagon

Chassis Num: B0SP136917

The changes were minor for the Ford in 1950, including new pushbutton door handles that operated rotary latches, relocated parking lights, a modestly redesigned hood ornament, and a new medallion for the hood and trunk. Inside, the instrument panel r....[continue reading]

1950 Ford Custom Deluxe vehicle information

V-8 Crestliner

The 1950 Fords appeared identical to their 1949 counterparts, but Ford advertising claimed '50 Improvements for 50.' The 1949 Ford was a totally new automobile for the company - from top to bottom.....[continue reading]

1950 Ford Custom Deluxe vehicle information

Six Series Station Wagon

The 1950 Ford station wagon was marketed as part of the top-line Custom Deluxe trim and soon to be marketed as the Country Squire, although that name did not appear anywhere on the car. Along with the name change came the addition of a fold-down, mid....[continue reading]

1950 Ford Custom Deluxe vehicle information

Six Series Station Wagon

Ford's Country Squire was their full-size, premium station wagon built from 1950 until 1991, through seven model generations. Initially built as a 'full woodie' : the frame, fenders, and hood were made of steel and the rear of the car's body was made....[continue reading]

1950 Ford Custom Deluxe vehicle information

Six Series Station Wagon

In 1949 Ford found their new model woodie 2-door, steel roof, Station Wagon was a sales hit and thus started making them as fast as they could through 1950. The construction process is complex with 'Ford's Iron Mountain factory using complete steel b....[continue reading]

V-8 Crestliner
Chassis #: B0CH170475 
V-8 Convertible
Chassis #: BOLU133211 
V8 Club Coupe
 
V-8 Convertible
 
V8 Station Wagon
Chassis #: B0SP136917 
V-8 Crestliner
 
Six Series Station Wagon
 
Six Series Station Wagon
 
Six Series Station Wagon
 

Recent Vehicle Additions

Performance and Specification Comparison

Price Comparison

1950 Custom Deluxe
$2,105-$50,000
1950 Ford Custom Deluxe Price Range: $1,510 - $2,105

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Ford
1955Chevrolet (1,704,667)Ford (1,451,157)Buick (738,814)1,451,157
1954Ford (1,165,942)Chevrolet (1,143,561)Plymouth (463,148)1,165,942
1953Chevrolet (1,346,475)Ford (1,247,542)Plymouth (650,451)1,247,542
1952Chevrolet (818,142)Ford (671,733)Plymouth (396,000)671,733
1951Chevrolet (1,229,986)Ford (1,013,381)Plymouth (611,000)1,013,381
1950Chevrolet (1,498,590)Ford (1,208,912)Plymouth (610,954)1,208,912
1949Ford (1,118,308)Chevrolet (1,010,013)Plymouth (520,385)1,118,308
1948Chevrolet (696,449)Ford (430,198)Plymouth (412,540)430,198
1947Chevrolet (671,546)Ford (429,674)Plymouth (382,290)429,674
1946Ford (468,022)Chevrolet (398,028)Plymouth (264,660)468,022

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