1950 Chevrolet Styleline Deluxe CoupeGorgeous Restoration, Two Owners from New!
Why would someone spend $55,000 on a full restoration of a 1950 Chevy Styleline Deluxe Coupe, after starting out with a low mileage original car? Because they bought it from the original owner in 1978 as their first car! This is one of the best examples in the world! It is fully documented, from the original purchase invoice from the day after Thanksgiving of 1950 until the restoration in 2004. This is the car to buy!!
Because of the history and sentiment for the Coupe, this example benefited from a no-expense spared total restoration. The original 216-c.i. six-cylinder engine was completely overhauled as was the original three-speed manual transmission. The car runs and drives beautifully. Look closely at the details in the photo gallery and video. The quality of the restoration is fantastic. During the restoration, the owner set out to make this a much safer and easier car to drive and enjoy. He installed power steering, power brakes and front disc brakes.
This Chevy was bought new on November 24th, 1950 by Ruth Smallwood of Merchantville, NJ from Budd Motor Company in Woodbury, NJ. She enjoyed the car sparingly until February 4th, 1978 when she sold it to the current owner who now lives in Temecula, CA. He was 15 years old at the time so his parents signed the bill of sale for him! He’s had the car ever since. It has traveled a total of 71,000 miles since new.
We love the color combination of the soft yellow with black accents. The Coupe was originally all black but who would argue that it doesn’t look much improved with the two toning. The quality of the paint is top notch, far better than Chevrolet ever produced from the factory. The chrome and stainless are show quality and all the rubber seals are new as well. The interior upholstery is gorgeous and correct. It is a soft and luxurious broadcloth with an elegant stripe.
All of the Deluxe accessories were added and are in new condition. We especially like the Fulton Sun Shield as it accentuates the split windshield sportiness of the Coupe’s design.
Included in the sale of the Styleline is the original sales invoices, the bill of sale from 1978 and an original sales brochure. Also included are some vintage photos of the car from decades past as well as a car cover. Also included is a full file of restoration photos detailing the thousands of hours of craftsmanship dedicated to this motorcar.
If you are looking for a Deluxe coupe, this is the one to buy. The cost to have another example restored to this level is nearly twice the asking price of this car!! For more information please call Harry at 602.245.7200 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.