Rarely seen 1950 Plymouth convertible on a set of vintage wire wheels

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Wire wheels are a nice addition to this sharp-looking convertible

“How often do you see a ’50 Plymouth convertible?” the ClassicCars.com ad starts off, going on to mention, “This one is a cream puff, babied all its life.”

But what really sets off the Pick of the Day, a 1950 Plymouth Special Deluxe convertible, are what it rolls on, which are period-correct wire wheels painted in body color.

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“It was professionally frame-off restored about 20 years ago but still shows well with correct enamel paint and interior,” according to the Knightstown, Indiana, dealer advertising the Plymouth on ClassicCars.com. “Top was replaced a few years ago and looks great along with tires.”

The seller doesn’t mention those wheels in the ad, but they are what got me looking twice at this Plymouth for sale.  The seller does note that the convertible runs well and is in very nice condition with just a few minor blemishes.

“The chrome is in great shape only a couple pieces having very small pits,” the ad says. “The window chrome is really nice and the glass. Body is really straight but does have a handful of tiny nicks or scratches. Great body fitment. Left rocker trim does have a dent and that is the only damage on the car.

Plymouth“Interior is really nice except the carpet does show just a little fade. The top boot does have some black spots I couldn’t get off, hard to see. Gas gauge doesn’t work and the top has a second switch added to let the top back up. You do need to help the top up with just a little lift to start it back up.”

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The Plymouth is powered by its original flathead inline-6 with a 3-speed manual transmission actuated by a column shifter.  The mileage on the clear title shows 60,000, the dealer says, but the speedometer was rebuilt some time back and now has 3,600 miles on its odometer, “so it will be miles unknown.”

“The drive is really nice for old technology and smooth,” the seller says. “Gets up speed quickly for a 6 cylinder. A fine old car.”

PlymouthThe asking price for interesting ‘50s classic is $26,500, which the ad notes is a “cheap price for this caliber of car, and I am sure nobody will have one at the car show.”

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

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Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.

4 COMMENTS

    • My first car was a blue, two door 1950 Plymouth, purchased in 1959. I am 76 and preparing to purchase some type old car primarily an ole hot rod. But this one appeals to me.

      Would want to know where you are located and what is the least you’d take? I’m located in Port Saint Lucie, Fl

      Thank y ou,

      Nelson Bennett

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