1950 Chevrolet Fleetline Deluxe 4 Door Fastback Sedan--Runs Great

1950 Chevrolet Other

Technical specifications of Chevrolet Other 1950

Price: US $3,800.00
Condition: Used
Item location: Alturas, California, United States
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Other
Type: Fastback
Trim: 1950 Chevrolet Fleetline Deluxe Fastback 4 Door
Year: 1950
Mileage: 27,449
VIN: HAA894973
Color: Paint #426-Crystal Green with Some Primer Paint
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual 3 On The Tree
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Gray Pinstripe
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

THIS 1950 CHEVROLET IS BEING LISTED WITH A STARTING BID OF $3,800 AND NO RESERVE! THIS CAR WOULD BE AN ABSOLUTE STEAL FOR $3,800. FASTBACK MODELS ("TORPEDO BACK") ARE MORE DIFFICULT TO FIND THAN OTHER MODELS FROM 1950. DON'T MISS THE OPPORTUNITY TO BUY A 1950 CHEVROLET FASTBACK FLEETLINE DELUXE FOR A GREAT PRICE!! EVERYTHING IS FINISHED EXCEPT BODY WORK & PAINT.IF YOU GO TO THE FOLLOWING "YouTube" SITE YOU CAN WATCH A TWO MINUTE VIDEO OF THE CHEVROLET STARTING AND CRUISING AROUND A FIELD: https://youtu.be/DAHwoz31haAI HAVE A 100% POSITIVE FEEDBACK RATING AFTER 15 YEARS ON EBAY BECAUSE WHEN PROBLEMS CROP UP, WORK HARD TO SOLVE THEM. PLEASE EXAMINE THE PHOTOS CAREFULLY. I HAVE DONE MY BEST TODESCRIBE THE CHEVROLET, UT I AM A BELIEVER IN THE SAYING"A PHOTO IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS". AN ADDITIONAL 125 PICTURES OF ALL PARTS OF THE CHEVROLET ARE AVAILABLE. IF YOU WANT PHOTOS OF A PARTICULAR VIEW OF THE CAR, nbsp;I WILL GLADLY SEND THEM TO YOU.I HAVE GONE OUT OF MY WAY TO DESCRIBE THE CHEVROLET AS CLEARLY AND COMPLETELY AS POSSIBLE. I HAVE LOVED OWNING THIS 1950 CHEVROLET FOR 36 YEARS.

Location

The Chevrolet is located in Alturas, alifornia. Alturas is in the far north eastern corner of California, ear the Oregon and Nevada borders. The nearest large towns are Reno, V (172 miles), edford, R (174 miles), nd Redding, A (143 miles). Although the car must be paid for within fourteen days of the auction closing, am very flexible as to when the vehicle has to be picked up. Since I have owned the Chevrolet for 36 years, t is fine if the car spends more time sitting on our property. THE CAR HAS ALMOST ALWAYS BEEN STORED INSIDE SINCE WE BOUGHT IT IN 1979, ND WILL REMAIN STORED IN OUR GARAGE UNTIL IT IS PICKED UP.

I found the following information about my Chevrolet on Wikipedia:

"A redesigned Fleetline with reduced body contour and integrated rear fenders was offered for the 1949 through 1952 model years. It was referred to as a 'fastback' because of its distinct sloping roof which extended through to the trunk lid. The Fleetline also had a lower look than a sedan, ith the windshield being one inch shorter in height than a standard sedan. The Fleetline series is highly collectable today, ith its sleek looks. Many are made into street rods. A Fleetline of this vintage could easily exceed 80 miles per hour without overdrive."

"The 1950 Fleetline was completely different than the earlier years, ith the Fleetline 'fastback' shape being quite distinct from a normal sedan shape. The interior had cloth bench seats, nd a metal dash. An ash tray was located in the right side of the dash, lose to the clock. There were both Choke and Throttle cables on the dash."

The Fleetline was considered a six passenger car and included stainless side trim, tainless windshield and rear window reveal moldings, nd chrome gravel guards on the rear fenders. Only 189,509 of this model were produced in 1950.

Ownership History

My wife and I bought this car in 1979 in my home town of Alturas, A. A friend had just finished restoring the interior of car and sold it to us because he was moving and could not take the Chevrolet with him. My wife and I drove it for Sunday drives, nd the sedan was fun to drive and ran smoothly. In the summer of 1994 we gave the car to our younger son, ho was starting his senior year in high school. He rarely drove the car, nd when he left for college in 1995 we stored the Chevrolet in our garage, p on blocks, ntil the time he was ready to pick the car up.

When my son finished graduate school 1999 he focused on his career, o we kept the Chevrolet stored in our garage. He recently informed us that he no longer has an interest in the car. So we decided it was time to get the car out and finish restoring it.

Title

The car has a clear title in our name. The car is currently registered and insured. A smog certificate is not required due to the age of the Chevrolet. I will sign the pink slip over to the newowner as soon as the car is paid for.

I WILL DIVIDE THE CAR'S DESCRIPTION INTO THE POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE CONDITION OF THE CHEVROLET.

"Positive" Condition of the Chevrolet

1. Mechanical Condition of the Chevrolet

Last month we sent the 1950 Chevrolet to our mechanic in Alturas. His assignment was to do everything except the body work to get our Chevrolet running great. We picked up the Chevrolet last week, nd the bill for the work was $3,400. All receipts will be provided to the new owner. The car starts immediately and runs smoothly. I cruise at 55 mph going to town and the Chevrolet just glides along. The following is a partial list of the work my mechanic did on the car:

1. New front wheel brake cylinders

2. New rear wheel brake cylinders

3. New master brake cylinder

4. New gas tank, eals, ilters, nd the fuel lines were blown out and cleaned

5. The original starter was removed and sent to an expert where it was rebuilt

6. Repaired any wiring that needed to be replaced so the headlights and tail lights work

7. Installed a new 6 volt battery

8. New brake springs

9. New fuel pump

10. Disassembled all wheels and brake drums to free up frozen wheels from years of sitting

11. Bled and adjusted all brakes

12. Changed the oil and replaced radiator fluid with 40 degree below zero antifreeze

13. Cleaned the spark plugs

14. Lubed the vehicle

15. Repaired trunk latch--the key is very worn and has to be wiggled a long time to make lock work

16. New starter switch

16. New fuel hose where needed

17. Cleaned the inside of the carburetor

2. Genuine Chevrolet Accessories Included With Car (these are accessories purchased with the car

in 1950according to the original sales brochure).

1. Radio antenna

2. Heater

3. Defroster

4. White sidewall tires

5. Rear fender skirts (panels)

6. Service lamp

7. Directional signals

8. Back-up light

9. Deluxe push button radio

10. Rear bumper guards (very hard to find)

11. Deluxe trim

12. Original key to ignition, river's door, nd trunk (3 keys)

3. Interior Condition of the Chevrolet

1. The upholstery in the car is in beautiful condition, nd the seats are really comfortable to sit in. These are

described as full bench seats that seat six full sized passengers. The fabric on the seats, oors, nd

sides is a gray pinstripe. The roof liner is a light gray color. The only damage to the roof liner is where it

is sagging over the rear seat due to the dent in the roof from the limb that fell on it (see more later in the

description).

2. The carpets are in nice condition.

3. All door and window handles are in place.

4. Back Seat: There is an ash tray built into the rear of the front seat.

5. Dashboard: All the glass in the gauges is intact. The odometer reads 27,444, ut it stopped working the second year I owned the car.

6. Glove Box: The door and latch work fine.

4. Exterior of Chevrolet

1. Tires: The whitewall tires were on the car when I bought the car in 1979. Most of the last 36 years the car

has been stored in a garage with very little driving (for 20 of those years the car was up on blocks). I have

driven the car since I picked it up from themechanic and the tires seem to be doing fine.

2. Hubcaps: The car has two of the original Chevrolet hubcaps with the Chevrolet logo on the front. There

are only twohubcaps because they are unnecessary in the rear because the fender skirts cover

them.

3. Window Glass: All the window glass is in good condition except for two that have cracks: the window in

the rear door on the passenger side and one side vent window (a replacement is included under "Extras").

4. Head lights, ail lights, amp; turn signals: All the glass is original and in good condition.

5. Stainless and Chrome Trim: All the stainless and chrome trim is intact and still shiny except for one

missing rocker panel on the passenger side and two rear fender trim pieces.

5. Extras

Included with the car are the following items:

1. A box with extra parts including a turn signal, he interior light frame for the ceiling, ail light and frame,

three door handles, xtra vent window with frame, nd a pair of "DeLuxe" script that go on the front

fenders (they are not in good condition).

2. A reproduction copy ofChevrolet Passenger Car Shop Manual--1949-1953--Includes 1954 Supplement.

3. Reproduction parts catalog:The Filling Station--Chevrolet & GMC Quality Reproduction Parts--July 2015.

4. Reproduction parts catalog:Chevs of the 40's--2016 Edition Car Catalog

5. Reproduction parts catalog:Classy Chev USA--Catalog for 1939-1970 Chevrolet Car

6. Reproduction parts catalog:Cruisin' The USA--Your #1 Source for '49-'54 Chevrolet Parts

"Negative" Condition of the Chevrolet

The odometer cable broke a couple of years ago, ut thespeedometer still works.

1. Interior Condition of the Chevrolet

ALL THE FOLLOWING SMALL ITEMS THAT HAVE PROBLEMS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE CATALOGS LISTED UNDER "EXTRAS" above.

1. The car interior is dusty, ncluding the dashboard

2. The horn ring has a piece missing.

3. One radio knob is missing the front piece.

4. The gear shift knob is partially missing.

5. The seat adjustment knob is missing

6. The plastic cover on the dome light is missing

2. Exterior of ChevroletI will try to list everything I can find concerning the condition of the car, ut I am not a "car person" and I might overlook some items. I haveattached 24 photographs (the maximum allowed by eBay), nd I recommend that the car be inspected in person prior to purchase. I will do my best to answer any questions you have, nd I will send additional photos of specific areas of the car if requested.

"Sad Story" or "Bad Luck Day": After all the work I had done on the car by my mechanic during the past month, drove it for a few days and really enjoyed it. I figured all I had to do was some minor body work, paint job, nd I was all set. Then I parked it under a 100 year old willow tree in my driveway. A wind hit during the night and broke off a large limb which dropped on my Chevrolet. If you check the last three photos you can see the damage. It put a dent in the right rear fender, racked the rear passenger window, ut a crimp in the rain drip over the door (keeping the door from opening), nd put a very large dent in the roof toward the rear window. The rear window did not break. By the way, he metal on this car is very thick. My mechanic jokingly said that there is enough metal in just the roof to build a modern car.

This was just too much bad luck for me, o I am selling the car. My listing price is just $400 over what I just paid my mechanic to get the car ready to drive. So I am basically selling the car for $400 after owning it for 36 years. As you can see in the attached YouTube video (https://youtu.be/DAHwoz31haA) the car runs great. But now it needs body work. I received a quote from my local body shop of $1,000 to fix the damage from the tree. Then there is other body work that needs to be done before being ready to paint (see photos). Here is a list of some little things that could use work:

1. Stainless and Chrome Trim: There is amissing rocker panel on the passenger side and two rear fender

trim pieces have been misplaced. The two "Deluxe" script piece are included in the "extras" box, ut they

will probably have to be replaced. There are some dents and dings in some of the trim.

2. Miscellaneous body work as shown in the photos. This includes a rust through area near one rocker trim

piece.

3. The key that goes to the trunk is so worn, nd the lock is so worn, hat both need to be replaced. It takes

a "verylong" time wiggling the key to get the trunk open, o I just removed the latch for now. Because of the

Fastback design the trunk stays closed when driving even when not latched.

4. Cracked vent window on the driver's side. A replacement window is included in the "Extras" box

6. A hole in the trunk floor to the right of the spare tire. I have no idea how it got there.

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