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Pick of the Day: 1950 Plymouth Special Deluxe convertible

Powered by a 217cid inline-six engine

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As we get closer to Thanksgiving, our thoughts and activities focus on that all-important holiday when Americans commemorate the first arrival of the Pilgrims to Plymouth Colony. That site, located in Massachusetts, became the first permanent English settlement in New England.

The 102 Pilgrims who set foot there had spent 10 weeks at sea on a transport ship called the Mayflower, which carried 30 crew members and had four decks. Landfall was made on November 21, 1620, and in recognition of the arrival, Pilgrims held a celebration to give thanks for the harvest. Today’s focus vehicle gives subtle visual recognition of those significant events.

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1950 Plymouth Special Deluxe convertible

The Pick of the Day is a 1950 Plymouth Special Deluxe convertible listed for sale on ClassicCars.com by a private seller in College Station, Texas. (Click the link to view the listing)

Displayed across the dash of this Plymouth is the gold emblem of a sailboat – which is, of course, the Mayflower.

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1950 Plymouth Special Deluxe convertible

Sometimes stylized “De Luxe” in written format, the full-sized Plymouth Deluxe model was produced in two spans of time: The first, from 1933 through 1942, and the second, from 1946 to 1950. The missing four years of model production were consumed with dedicating production resources to World War II.

The Deluxe was available in convertible, coupe, sedan, and station wagon variants. This convertible draws power from a well-sorted 217cid inline-six paired with a three-speed manual transmission. “The car runs and drives well, and cruises on the highway effortlessly,” the seller states. “It is easy to see that this car has been rebuilt and restored nicely over time, and that it is well taken care of.”

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217cid inline-six engine

In typical mid-century style, this ’50 is dressed in the plenty of brightwork including dual spotlights, a radio antenna, rocker moldings, knock-off spinner hubcaps, and a dual exhaust system.

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1950 Plymouth Special Deluxe convertible

The dash is equally extravagant with a large push-button radio and that symbolic Plymouth sailboat emblem. The badge, incidentally, underwent revisions in the decades that followed. The Plymouth brand was eventually phased out entirely by the Chrysler Corporation in mid-2001. Today, it is only a memory, much like the Mayflower of so many years ago.

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1950 Plymouth Special Deluxe convertible

The seller is asking $37,000 for this Plymouth, which would make a fitting chariot to this year’s Thanksgiving feast.

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

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Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie grew up in a family of gearheads and enjoys anything to do with automotive and motorsports. He is a contributing editor to Redline Reviews, a YouTube channel with coverage from major auto shows. He also writes for Arizona Driver Magazine and holds leadership positions with a number of car clubs. Tyson has lived in Arizona for 10 years and his current obsession is Japanese cars from the early 1990s which, though hard to believe, are now becoming classics. Tyson can usually be found exploring offbeat and obscure road trip destinations on his blog "Drive to Five," which started as a way to share travel stories and experiences with his now-550,000-mile Acura.

3 COMMENTS

  1. forwarded this to my buddy John P He had a PERFECT dark-blue ’50 in KC, which was “destroyed” by a moronic woman in Denver, who creamed it. I myself, was part-owner of a ’47, while in the Navy in San Diego (hey, our finances were “limited”). One did not “GET IN’ to the car, one “WALKED IN”. It was roomy, it smelled delicious, and it wrapped it’s arms around you like a Grandma should. THIS ONE’s beautiful

  2. The same block webbings, and main bearings from that flathead six, made their way all the way to the 4.1 liter Jeep Cherokee and Laredo package, that MOPAR dropped in the late 1990’s, for the 318 with the back two cylinders cut off. Best thing that ever happened to a 318.

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