1950 plymouth models

1950 plymouth models DEFAULT

1950 Plymouth Special DeLuxe Convertible

Although Chrysler celebrated its Silver Anniversary in 1949, that didn't stop the Corporation from trotting out identical, reserialed 1948's -- including Plymouths -- to open the 1949 model year. Meanwhile, Ford had debuted its stunning all-new 1949's way back in June of 1948. Like Plymouth, Chevrolet announced its 1949's in January 1949, but the Chevys were all-new. Plymouth limped along with its First Series 1949's until spring, when the "real" 1949's, the Second Series P-18 and P-17 models, bowed in March and April.

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Though late, at least "The Great New Plymouth" was all-new, and -- like its corporate sisters -- conservatively styled and practical. Compared to its Big Three rivals, the Plymouth looked higher and boxier. This was deliberate -- Chrysler president K.T. Keller had earlier told the postwar public that Chrysler would shun fads. The 1949's proved it: new but hardly radical, fully restyled but still tall and boxier than before. Only Chrysler called them "stylish."

No matter, the 1949 Plymouth sold well -- 520,385 in all -- and the lightly face-lifted 1950, "The Beautifully New Plymouth," saw 610,954 built. Changes included a cleaner, single horizontal-bar grille; smoother bumpers replacing triple-fluted units; and a larger rear window on some models. Only Plymouth among the Low-Priced Three sported any new sheet metal: slightly peaked rear fenders with flush horizontal taillights. Notably absent was the center-mounted brake light (long a Chrysler Corporation trademark), so decklid hardware was also reworked.

The 111-inch-wheelbase P-17 Deluxe series became the P-19, with business coupe, fastback two-door sedan, and all-steel two-door Suburban wagon as before. The 118.5-inch-chassis P-18's, now P-20's, listed DeLuxe two- and four-door sedans, plus Special DeLuxe sedans, Plymouth's last four-door woody wagon, and -- for sun worshippers -- a convertible.

At $1,982, the ragtop -- officially listed as the Special DeLuxe Convertible Club Coupe -- was the second priciest model in the lineup. It was also the second weightiest: 3,295 pounds. Only the four-door wagon outdid it: $2,372, 3,353 pounds. But when it came to "sporty good looks," the only 1950 Plymouth that came close to that description was the convertible. Despite the conservative styling, the cleaner-looking 1950 face-lift combined with top-down airiness to give the ragtop a pleasantly jaunty look.

Inside, the convertible imparted a feeling of richness, with pleated upholstery, deluxe steering wheel, and a two-tone dashboard generously trimmed in chrome. The last placed three round instrument clusters in front of the driver: a speedometer flanked on either side by the then-usual array of gauges. The central portion of the dash was dominated by a radio speaker grille, with the radio below it and heater/defroster controls at the bottom. To the right were a rectangular clock and glovebox.

As since 1942, Plymouth ran with its faithful 217.8-cubic-inch L-head six. Over the years, horsepower had increased by two to 97 at 3600 rpm, this on a 7.0:1 compression ratio. Though hardly exciting, the engine had gained legions of followers over the years. It was mated to a three-speed manual transmission.

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1950 Plymouth Special Deluxe

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When automobile production began to get back into full swing after the War, buyers had to face car shortages, strikes, and a sellers' market. In 1946, the Plymouth station wagon was listed for $1,539 from the factory, but it was difficult to find a dealer who would sell one for that price. By 1948, the same station wagon was priced $2,068 - the higher model prices due to escalating labor and material costs. For 1950, the Station Wagon had a price of $2372 - and production was 2,057. Though the station wagon totals seemed low, the Special Deluxe was a popular vehicle, with 234,084 examples of the four-door sedan being sold in 1950.

The P-20 Special Deluxe was Plymouths most expensive vehicle in its model range. Power was from an L-head six-cylinder engine that delivered nearly 100 horsepower. A three-speed manual gearbox was standard, as was the woodgrain finish on metal interior panels, a nice selection of interior fabrics, and a bright metal windshield and rear window frames.

The P-20 was available in several body styles, including as a rolling chassis. Other options included a convertible and club coupe. Pricing ranged from $1,630 - $2375. Total production for 1950 for the Special Deluxe was 350,290 units.
by Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2010
1950 Plymouth Special Deluxe vehicle information

Convertible

Chassis Num: 12480029

The top-of-the-line Plymouth model for 1950 was the Special Deluxe. It had bright metal front and rear window frames, front door armrests, dash-mounted clock and cigar lighter as standard equipment. ....[continue reading]

1950 Plymouth Special Deluxe vehicle information

Station Wagon

Chassis Num: 12387404

Many changes occurred in 1950 in comparison to their 1949 siblings. Although they had the same basic contours and slight mechanical dissimilarities, a host of changes had taken place, so much so that only the doors were bolt-for-bolt interchange betw....[continue reading]

Convertible

Chassis #: 12480029 

Station Wagon

Chassis #: 12387404 

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Exterior Name Year Introduced Year Discontinued Platforms Generation Vehicle Information 1948 Plymouth Special De Luxe Club Coupe 3.5.jpgDe Luxe1946 1950 1 Full-size car. Special De Luxe was an upper trim model Plymouth Suburban Wagon (16344842661).jpgSuburban1949 1961 2 Station wagon 1951 Plymouth Cambridge (29176839133).jpgCambridge1951 1953 1 Full-size car, middle range model Brummen 2008 img 0049 (35854844865).jpgConcord1951 1952 1 Full-size car, least expensive model 1952 Plymouth Cranbrook.jpgCranbrook1951 1953 1 Full-size car, top-range model 67 Plymouth Belvedere II (9845141735).jpgBelvedere1954 1970 Chrysler B platform7 Middle range full-size car until 1965, intermediate car until 1970 1958 Plymouth Plaza (7437301556).jpgPlaza1954 1958 1 Entry-level car 1964 Plymouth Savoy four-door sedan.jpgSavoy1954 1964 Chrysler B platform5 Full-size car, least expensive model 1959 Plymouth Sport Fury photo-13.JPGFury1956 1978 Chrysler C platform
Chrysler B platform7 Top-range full-size (1956–1961, 1965–1974) and mid-size (1962–1964, 1975–1978) car, Sport Fury upper trim was available in 1959 and 1962–1971, VIP luxury trim was available in 1966–1969 Plymouth Valiant Scamp.jpgValiant1960 1976 Chrysler A platform3 Compact car 1973 Plymouth Barracuda photo-2.JPGBarracuda1964 1974 Chrysler A platform
Chrysler E platform3 Two-door muscle car Jerry Brown 1974 Plymouth Satellite.jpgSatellite1965 1974 Chrysler B platform3 Mid-size car, upper trim model of Belvedere 1970redGTX.JPGGTX1966 1971 Chrysler B platform3 Upper-trim mid-size muscle car Plymouth Road Runner 1969 5312706.jpgRoadrunner1968 1980 Chrysler B platform3 Basic-trim mid-size muscle car 1970 Plymouth Valiant Duster 340 (27366262585) (cropped).jpgDuster1970 1976 Chrysler A platform1 Two-door sports car SUperbirdEyes.jpgSuperbird1970 1970 Chrysler B platform1 Two-door race car / muscle car Cricket1971 1973 Subcompact car, rebadged Hillman Avenger1992-94 Plymouth Colt.jpgColt1974 1994 6 Compact / subcompact car, rebadged Mitsubishi MiragePlymouth Trail Duster.jpgTrail Duster1974 1981 Chrysler AD platform1 SUV 2000 Plymouth Voyager base 3-doorD.pngVoyager / Grand Voyager1974 2000 Chrysler S platform
Chrysler AS platform
Chrysler NS platform 3 Full-size van (1974–1983) and minivan (1984–2000) 1986 Plymouth Gran Fury Salon (14870099854) (cropped).jpgGran Fury1975 1989 Chrysler C platform
Chrysler R platform
Chrylser M platform 3 Full-size (1975–1981) and top range mid-size (1982–1989) car 1980 Plymouth Volare Duster.JPGVolaré1976 1980 Chrysler F platform1 Compact car Arrow1976 1980 1 Compact car, rebadged Mitsubishi Lancer CelestePlymouth-Horizon-1.jpgHorizon1978 1990 Chrysler L platform1 Subcompact car, called Plymouth Expo in Canada Plymouth Sapporo (1159952762).jpgSapporo1978 1983 1 Sports car, rebadged Mitsubishi Galant LambdaArrow Truck1979 1982 1 Two-door truck, rebadged Mitsubishi FortePlymouth Champ.jpgChamp1979 1982 1 Subcompact car, rebadged Mitsubishi Mirage79PlymouthHorizonTC3.jpgTC31979 1982 Chrysler L platform1 Subcompact car 1985-89 Plymouth Reliant K LE.pngReliant1981 1989 Chrysler K Platform1 Mid-size car, least expensive model Plymouth Caravelle, 83-85.pngCaravelle1983 1988 Chrysler E platform (Sedan)
Chrysler K Platform (Coupe) 1 Mid-size car, middle range model. First introduced in Canada in 1983 and then came to the United States in 1985 1983 Plymouth Scamp (14860591441).jpgScamp1983 1983 Chrysler L platform1 2-door truck, rebadged Dodge RampagePlymouthTurismo.jpgTurismo1983 1987 Chrysler L platform1 Subcompact car succeeding TC3 Plymouth Colt Vista 2.0 1988 (15168580470).jpgColt Vista1984 1994 1 Compact MPV, rebadged Mitsubishi ChariotConquest.jpgConquest1984 1986 1 Sports car, rebadged Mitsubishi Starion87-90 Plymouth Sundance coupe.jpgSundance1987 1994 Chrysler P platform1 Compact car succeeding Turismo Plymouth-acclaim.jpgAcclaim1989 1995 Chrysler A platform1 Mid-size sedan replacing Caravelle and Reliant 1990 Plymouth Laser RS Turbo red.jpgLaser1990 1994 Chrysler D platform1 Sports coupe 2nd Plymouth Neon -- 05-22-2010.jpgNeon1994 2001 Chrysler PL platform2 Compact car succeeding Sundance Plymouth Breeze .jpgBreeze1996 2000 Chrysler JA platform1 Mid-size sedan succeeding Acclaim 2008-10-05 Red Plymouth Prowler at South Square.jpgProwler1997 2001 Chrysler PR platform1 Sports car
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