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Lot 136

1950 Plymouth Special Deluxe Station Wagon

  • Chassis no. 12387404

Sold for $23,100

  • One of just 2,072 Special Deluxe Wagons built for 1950
  • Reliable straight six-cylinder engine
  • A wonderful driver or ideal restoration candidate

At first glance, it is easy to assume that 1950 Plymouths are little more than restyled 1949 offerings. Close examination revealed that although the two cars were close siblings, a host of changes had taken place, so much so that only the doors were bolt-for-bolt interchanges between the two years. Basic contours remained essentially the same with slight mechanical dissimilarities marking the difference between the two years. Exterior differences included simplified bumpers, an easy to repair three-bar grille, and restyled rear fenders. As with previous years, Plymouth offered two different wheelbases and three distinct series, the top of the line being the Special Deluxe.

With a manufacturer’s price of $2,372, the Special Deluxe Station Wagon was the highest priced Plymouth for 1950. It seated eight passengers in comfort and came from the factory with bright windshield and rear window trim, richer interior fabric choices, Special Deluxe fender script badges, and a wood-grain finish on the interior metal panels. All three seats were upholstered in leather-like material and the rear two seats were totally removable. Offering an adequate 97 bhp from the 217.8-cu. in. six-cylinder backed by a three-speed manual transmission and a 118.5-in. wheelbase, this Plymouth wagon is a versatile and comfortable vehicle which also provides a large dose of practicality.

Only 2,072 Special Deluxe wagons were produced for 1950, making the car offered here an uncommon opportunity. This particular car has been nicely restored in the past in a cream over dark brown upholstery color scheme. The upholstery still appears in near-new condition. The carpets show some wear and the exterior brightwork could use a polish, but overall this rare wagon presents very nicely. This would make an ideal driver or a perfect start to a high-point restoration.

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