A 90-horsepower inline-six might not make for the fastest hot-rod on the road, but this classic Chevrolet has body upgrades, a raked stance and a rocking audio system that make up for whatever it might lack in zero-to-sixty acceleration.
The Pick of the Day is a 1950 Chevrolet Deluxe Styleline listed for sale on ClassicCars.com by a private seller in Long Beach, Mississippi. (Click the link to view the listing)
“I’m proud to present this exceptionally clean, absolutely stunning, gorgeous, and very reliable and enjoyable driver and show car: My 1950 Chevy Styleline Deluxe two-door sedan with air ride,” the listing begins. “One family owned the car before me.”
The Deluxe model rode on the General Motors A-body and got its start in 1941 just before the US involvement in World War II and was offered in coupe, cabriolet, sedan, and station wagon body styles. A halt was put on civilian car production in February 1942 and picked up a couple of years later. The first significant redesign of the Deluxe happened in 1949, and today’s feature car came off the assembly line the following year.
“Streamlined” is a word that comes to mind when viewing the side profile. The aggressive stance is made possible thanks to a SlamAir management system with an air bag suspension and two compressors. This custom suspension setup, combined with a windshield visor, Coker wide-whitewall tires, rear fender skirts and a continental kit, make this ’50 look like it’s riding on the ground.
Mechanically, this Styleline has a lot going for it. Under the hood resides a rebuilt 216cid “Victory Six” inline-six, and power is directed rearward through a column-shifted three-speed manual transmission. Service history appears comprehensive: included in recent maintenance are replacement of the oil filter, fuel tank, fuel lines, fuel pump, Rochester carburetor, air filter, and exhaust system. The electrical system has been upgraded with a 12-volt conversion, dual batteries, and new lights and bulbs. Finally, the braking system received similar TLC with a new master cylinder and replacement disc brakes up front with drums in the rear.
The cabin is full of modern technology and audio equipment, starting with a glove box-mounted radio with AM, FM, CD, MP3, Bluetooth, and USB connectivity. That head unit is joined with tweeters, six-by-nine speakers, two amplifiers and dual 15-inch subwoofers. This car undoubtedly rocks, and the surroundings make for a nice sound stage to enjoy the audio goodies — complete with newer velour and suede upholstery along with a new headliner, pile carpeting and floor mats.
“Thank you for checking out my 1950 Chevy Deluxe Styleline. It could be yours,” the listing concludes.
The seller is asking $42,500 for this Styleline, which looks stylish at any speed.
To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.
The 1950 is the best