West Coast Classics is proud to present an absolutely exceptional and stunning example of this virtually all stock and completely rust and accident free 1950 Dodge D34 Coronet 4 Door Town Sedan with it's original 230cid 6 cylinder engine and Gyro-Fluid Drive transmission and finished in it's original factory 'French Gray' color paint with its original 'Light Tan' broadcloth interior trim in exceptional condition throughout with the carpet, door panels, headliner, wood-grain dash, chrome and instruments all in as fine condition as one could possibly hope to find! The entire interior and exterior has been restored as required over the years virtually to perfection and is nothing about the car is less than absolutely stunning!
The car's factory options include:
Directional signals 2-Speed electric windshield wipers Electric clock Chrome wheel trim rings
and boasted the only available added factory options of:
Gyro-Matic ($90) Radio ($90) Heater & Defroster ($44)
The car is quite obviously not like any other 1950 Dodge Coronet you will find. The level of attention paid to its careful restoration is obvious at first glance. In 1950 Dodge received a mild facelift from a completely new redesign in 1949 with the most obvious change being the new striking chrome grille consisting of 3 horizontal bars. It's zippy 6 cylinder engine was referred to the Dodge 'Get Away' engine for obvious reasons and the top-of-the-line model was the Coronet.
The original 230 6 cylinder engine is matched to the optional upgrade for 1950 of the 'Gyro-Matic' which incorporates a clutch for shifting the shift lever to two driving ranges, high and low and reverse; one engages the clutch and shifts to the up position to engage the first and second gears in the low range and one then engages the clutch again to shift down to the high range for the third and fourth gears. This unique tranmission operates as it should. The clutch is needed to change only between the low and high range. The fluid drive system allowed the driver to stop at a light or in traffic and remain in gear without depressing the clutch. The driver could, if not concerned with fast acceleration, drive the car all day long in high range, stopping and starting, without ever having to touch the clutch pedal or Gearshift lever unless faster acceleration or reversing was required. For this reason DeSotos and Dodges were favored by city cab companies from the mid Forties to early Fifties.
This particular car boasts the following recent mechanical work:
New tires New Battery Head Gasket Machined Head Engine Tune Up
New Thermostat New Water Pump New Temp Gauge New Bypass Hose New Brakes Shoes Brake Lines Flushed New Lower Radiator Hose Rebuilt All Wheel Cylinders New Spark Plugs and Wires "Fluid Drive" Fluid Changed New Distributor Cap & Rotor Transmission Fluid Changed Engine Oil and Filter Changed Radiator Boiled, Flushed and Sealed New Electronic Ignition Conversion Kit
Please note that the previous owner had the heater core bypassed, most likely because it needs to be replaced. The electric clock and the factory engine temperature gauge do not work. A new after market temperature gauge has been installed under the dash to solve the temperature engine gauge issue. The radio works but does so intermittently. Its most likely very minor. Lastly, the tires are black wall tires in place of the original white walls and a new after-market aluminum radiator has been installed. The original radiator will be included with the car in case the winning bidder wants to have it repaired and reinstalled.
This particular car looks simply stunning in it's beautifully painted original factory 'French Gray' color paint and the correct factory broadcloth interior has been professionally restored and is both rich and unblemished and the whole interior is in quite exceptional and virtually flawless and in completely period correct original condition throughout! All the restored chromework is also in very beautiful condition with no pitting and the original spare wheel is in the trunk. The original 230 c.i. 6 cylinder engine is extremely strong and powerful and the mileage reading of 94,042 is believed to be original and this particular car drives magnificently - must be driven to be believed - drives straight as an arrow with no strange road wobbles, shakes or rattles - a truly remarkable daily driver that will give any modern day car a run for it's money!
This is a rare opportunity to own a great daily driving and restored as necessary over the years example of a never abused and oozing pride of ownership obviously always garaged and rust free 1950 Dodge Coronet 4 Door Twin Sedan in simply superb condition throughout!