1950 Ford Custom, 500 miles since complete restoration
- Condition: Used
- Make: Ford
- Model: Custom
- Type: Sedan
- Year: 1950
- Mileage: 521
- VIN: B0DA177502
- Color: Blue
- Engine size: Flathead V-8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Gray
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1950 Ford Custom
1950 Ford Custom 4-door sedan, ossibly the best design Ford had in that era. The chrome “jet intake” grill was very popular then and remains so 65 years later.
This rust-free Oklahoma car underwent a complete restoration about ten years ago and has only been driven a few hundred miles to local shows around the neighborhood since.
Body is very solid and paint is very good with just a few tiny nicks and dings here and there.
Flathead V-8 starts right up, dles quietly, rives like a dream. Electric fuel pump ensures constant flow of gas to the engine regardless of speed and terrain. Headers and dual stainless steel exhaust with custom chrome tips ensure this engine can breathe. Transmission is a 3-speed on the tree that shifts smoothly. New 6 volt Interstate battery installed in February 2016. It received a $1,000 brake job during the restoration so it stops as well as it goes.
Dashboard is darn near perfect, he 18 inch steering wheel is very clean with only a couple of very small dings but no cracks. The interior, ncluding seats, ustom-cut carpet, eadliner, nd rear shelf are all very nice. All glass is very good with no discoloration or cracks and all windows roll down and up as designed. Windshield wipers work great. Four sets of aftermarket seat belts installed. Has the rare chrome tissue box mounted under the dash.All badging, oth inside and outside, s perfect. Both the factory dash-mounted AM radio and the clock were rebuilt during the restoration but unfortunately, either works right now. The odometer shows 31,635 miles and, iven the condition of this car, ay well be accurate but I cannot be 100 percent sure.
The trunk, ngine compartment and underside are all spotless. All chrome and stainless, oth inside and outside, re close to perfect, lindingly shiny in bright sunlight. Four 2 1/2-inch whitewall G78-15 tires were new at the time of restoration and are still in very good condition; the spare tire has a custom vinyl cover which makes the trunk look really good.
I have a folder of receipts that exceeds $14,500 and although I don’t see a receipt for paint in the folder I do see a written estimate of $10,000. It may not have cost that much but we both know that a good paint job isn’t cheap.
Add in hundreds of hours of sweat equity labor plus the cost of the car itself and that means if you wanted to build this car today it would be between two and three times my asking price. If you want a go-to-the-show car without busting your knuckles or your wallet, hen please consider this car.
The title is free and clear and the car is currently registered, nsured and driven locally.
The car is in Orlando, lorida. For overseas buyers, can deliver it to the Port of Jacksonville, lorida for shipment to Europe or elsewhere. For domestic buyers if you choose not to come get it I will coordinate with any car transporter you arrange.
You can see from my buy-it-now price what I'd like to get for this car and the reserve is set at a reasonable point below that, ut if you are serious, ontact me and let's talk. But please do not bid unless you are ready and able to buy it; let’s not waste each other’s time. Check out my feedback, ou will see that I take my EBay sales and purchases seriously. $500 deposit via PayPal within 48 hours, he rest in cleared check, ash or bank wire before it leaves my garage. I have it listed locally so I reserve the right to cancel this listing any time prior to receiving your deposit.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask; thanks for looking and good luck!
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