1950 Ford Tudor Sedan Custom, Frame-off restoration, Full air ride suspension
- Make: Ford
- Model: Other
- SubModel: Tudor Sedan Custom
- Type: Tudor Sedan
- Trim: Tudor Sedan Custom
- Year: 1950
- Mileage: 7,029
- VIN: B04H140654
- Color: Black Cherry
- Engine size: Steve Schmitt competition small block V-8 engine w
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Tan/Black Leather
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1950 Ford Other Tudor Sedan Custom1950 Ford Tudor Sedan Description
1950 Ford Tudor SedanFrame-off restoration Steve Schmitt competition small block V-8 engine with four-bbl carburetor, Edelbrock intake manifold Three-speed automatic transmission Driven 7,029 miles since restoration Black cherry exterior complemented by tan interior Power brakes, power seats with three memory settings, power windows, tilt steering Full air ride suspension 20-inch American Racing wheels Side exhaust pipes with triple openings
Looking for a Shoebox Ford that’ll run races just as well as it’ll run errands? MotoeXotica Classic Cars is happy to feature this 1950 Ford Tudor Sedan.
This car has been completely restored and modernized. Replacing its original Flathead V-8 engine is a Steve Schmidt competition small block V-8 engine with a four-barrel carburetor and an Edelbrock intake manifold. Schmidt is renowned for his quality racing engines and this one will put you back in the seat after you press to the go pedal. Check the Schmidt website and you will find this powerplant will set you back more than $10,000! Engine is mated to a three-speed automatic transmission and car also comes with a full air ride suspension and power brakes.
Outside, the car’s black cherry paint looks good, with only minor blemishes visible upon close inspection. The windshield wipers are inoperable but all glass panels are in good shape, with no hazing or cracking. The vehicles lights are in similar condition, all are intact and present no hazing. All of the body panels are straight and the bumpers are likewise in overall great condition. There are no exterior door handles on the car and it has been custom fitted with “suicide doors” or ones that are hinged at the B-pillar. In addition, there are two spotlights, one on each A-pillar. Resting on Kumho tires with plenty of tread and sized 255/35ZR20, they surround five-spoke American Racing wheels, which are in great shape.
Using the manual door poppers, (the remote control is inoperative) swing open the doors and you’ll see the handsome interior. With some items taken from a GM vehicle, the center console shows some minor wear but the tan seats with black piping, carpet, headliner, dashboard, four-spoke steering wheel with tilting column, door panels, package shelf and shifter are all in great condition. There’s an air gauge for the suspension between the power window switches. There is a Marine XD6100 AM/FM 180-watt stereo with CD player and two 6×9 speakers in the package shelf. The odometer and both fuel gauges are inoperative but the speedometer works as designed. Auto Meter ancillary gauges are below the main dashboard and ahead of the console, including a clock. Driver assist features include power seats with three memory settings, power windows and tilt steering column. The Napa Legend battery is in the trunk, along with an extra interior trim piece.
The 1949 Ford was the first all-new automobile design introduced by the Big Three after World War II. Civilian production was suspended during the war and the 1946-1948 models from Ford, GM, and Chrysler were updates of their pre-war models. Popularly called the “Shoebox Ford” for its slab-sided, “ponton” design, the car is credited both with saving the company and ushering in modern streamlined car design with changes like integrated fenders. This design continued through the 1951 model year. Save for its drivetrain, this was an all new car in every way, with a modern ladder frame supporting a coil spring suspension in front and longitudinal semi-elliptical springs in back. The engine went forward to make more passenger room 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 V-8 remained, now rated at 90 hp and 100 hp, respectively.
1950 saw a new Crestliner “sports sedan”—a two-door sedan with two-tone paint intended to battle Chevrolet’s popular hardtop coupe of 1950. Another new name was Country Squire, which referred to the two-door wood-sided station wagon. All wagons received flat-folding middle seats at mid-year, an innovation that would reappear in minivans of the 1990s. 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 six-cylinder engine or the V-8. The trim lines were renamed as well, with “Standard” becoming “Deluxe” and “Custom” renamed “Custom Deluxe.” The new Fords got the now-famous “Ford Crest” which appeared on the division’s vehicles for many decades in one form or another. In 1950, Ford also manufactured a lesser-known business coupe.
Competitors to this Ford in 1950 included Chevrolet’s Styleline Deluxe two-door sedan, Nash’s Ambassador Super two-door and the Hudson Pacemaker Deluxe two-door
Current mileage on the odometer shows 7,029 miles. It is sold as is, where is on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!
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