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Lot Number
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1950 Ford Custom Convertible
2017 Monical Collection Auction

Offered Without Reserve

CHASSIS NO: B0CS162709
• Great example of the iconic ‘Shoebox’ Ford
• Most desirable open-air convertible body style
• Well-built “Flathead” V-8 with heavy-duty “8RT” heads
• Upgraded 12-volt electrics; period Fenton headers
• Attractive and enjoyable mild custom

239 cid L-head V-8 engine with HD “8RT” commercial cylinder heads, 100+ HP, three-speed manual transmission with overdrive, independent coil spring front suspension, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes; wheelbase 115"


Updated for 1950, Ford advertisements hailed the freshened models as "50 Ways Finer in 1950." This outstanding 1950 Ford mild custom convertible is a fitting exemplar of that bold slogan. As it left Ford’s Chester, Pennsylvania, assembly plant on September 27, 1950, it benefited from minor trim updates, a new hidden fuel filler, tighter body tolerances, improved assembly procedures, and the first use of Ford’s new “Keystone” identification shield, which would take on iconic status and grace multitudes of the company products for several decades.

This outstanding 1950 Ford custom convertible has enjoyed a well-pampered life with no signs of any damage, and the iconic body appears to be as tight and proper as when it was new. Handsomely finished in Raven Black, its original paint color, the Ford is enhanced by a number of selective and tasteful updates rendering it an ideal and enjoyable classic boulevard cruiser. Underhood, Henry’s venerable Flathead V-8 engine is painted bright red and, while appearing stock at first glance, it is equipped with a highly desirable pair of Canadian Ford-built heavy-duty “8RT” cylinder heads of the type usually found on commercial vehicles, plus chrome coolant-return pipes and a pair of Fenton period-type exhaust manifolds. Electrics have been updated to a 12-volt system with alternator-type charging system for improved reliability and ease of operation.

The convertible top is properly fitted, being snug and tight when raised. When lowered, it nestles beneath a custom-stitched boot cover, which nicely matches the pleated interior surfaces, also done in a pleasing white motif. Interior garnish trim is chrome-plated, while the dashboard was professionally painted in bright red and retains original-style gauges and accessories including the clock, radio, and heater controls. Period-style accessories include a pair of spotlights, original full rocker moldings with front-fender gravel guards, and a highly coveted set of four-bar Dodge Lancer “spinner” wheel covers. Unlike many other customs, this wonderful 1950 Ford is equipped with functional chrome lake pipes, complete with removable caps to deliver a sweet sound and additional performance as desired. Other touches include Ford-scripted exhaust tips, back-up lights, scratch guards for the door handles and fuel-filler door, and “8-ball” door locks. When Bobby Monical acquired this car in 2012, it came from an owner who stated “…this is one car you will have a hard time not falling in love with.” We wholeheartedly agree.

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