This four door was previously restored and has been wellpreserved, being kept inside garages, and shops. The body is inexceptional condition for its age. The paint is nice but not perfect, its a custom mixed teal metallic with gloss jet black roof. The front bumper looks new and rear bumper must have had some blemish because its got chrome foil tape. Headlights and new taillights work as they should keep inmind these old cars did not come equipped with turn signals, but this one has an aftermarket setup. All the glass is ingood shape and so are the front & rear seals. A lot of the stainless trim seems to have been recently polished. Overall the exterior is driver quality condition that shows well butisn’t perfect.
Inside the car you will find the factory steering column andwheel. The dash board has been updated with some matching paint. Gauges andradio are original and could use some work. A new key was installed as theoriginal one was no longer with the car. Simple but effective new door cards weremade and installed by previous owner, however you can see signs of wear onthem. A new black perforated headliner was installed but the b-pillar coversare missing, the dome light is functioning. The factory bench seat was recovered in a black perforated andpleated material.
Mechanically these cars are as simple as they come. This onebeing no different, it’s a running driving car. We have used it around town butnever on any long drives. One of the previous owners updated the complete wireharness and converted it to alternator 12 volt. As much as I love original thisis one update that helps a lot in modern times. The motor turns on quickly andidles smooth, a local mechanic recently rebuilt the carburator. It is stillrunning a points and condenser distributer so expect you will need to clean orgap the points just like in the old days at some point. The push to start isfunctioning as it should and it starts right up when cold by pulling the chokecable. Engine looks clean and neat as these inline 6 are very simple machines.The gearbox goes through all the gears, be mindful that these old transmissionsalso didn’t come equipped with synchromesh therefore shifting from gear to gearyou have to be gentil and allow the gear to go in or you will grind some gears.We have cruised it in town to about 50 mph in 3rd gear and as expected with any72 year old steer design it’s got a bit of play but nothing to keep us fromdriving it. The brakes have been gone through, the brake pedal is solid and youfeel confident in stopping. Clutch is a bit stiff but it could just be the wayit was, emergency brake lever works great and hold the car stopped.
I hope the description of the car is clear and presents whatthe car is. This is not a perfect show winning piece, it is however a funhonest car that you could enjoy and tinker on as maintenance issues arise. Takeit to local car shows or hangouts, use it for photoshoots or just to runerrands at a slower 1950 pace.
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Location: Miami, Florida, United States