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1950 Ford Country Squire
2-Door Station Wagon
Vin Number:  BOCS135462

Exterior Color: Light Blue 

 

100bhp, 239 cu. in. L-head V8 engine, three? speed standard transmission, coil spring front suspension, semi-elliptic rear leaf springs with live axle, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 115"

While the 1950 Ford looked very similar to the previous year, a number of improvements had been made. Also in 1950, Ford found itself in the black. Despite costs spiraling upward, Ford was actually able to cut the price on the station wagon that year by $157 to just $2,107, which was still the most expensive Ford in the line-up.

It is reported that Actor John “Hurricane” Hall, who got his nickname from his starring role in the 1937 film “The Hurricane”, was the original owner of this Country Squire, however there is no official documentation that supports this claim. After a successful movie career, he was one of the first actors to switch to the new medium of television, where he was quite popular with the younger set as Ramar of the Jungle.

The Country Squire was built at Ford’s Iron Mountain facility, and then shipped to the Chester, Pennsylvania facility for final assembly. This “Double-Duty Dandy”, is finished in its original Hawthorne Green.

According to Mr. Astor, “Hurricane Hall” used this Squire on his orchard, and had his name proudly emblazoned on both door panels. Unrestored, it shows light use and has been well maintained. It is nicely equipped with its original push-button radio, Magic Aire heater/defroster, dash-mounted clock, a very rare vacuum operated windshield washer and a spotlight mounted high on the driver’s side windshield pillar for illuminating his crops or possible poachers. Showing just 8,051 miles, which appears to be from new, the wood body appears to be from the factory and overall the car has a patina of originality. One of 29,017 produced, this is a rare opportunity to acquire not only a well preserved part of automotive history, but one with celebrity ties as a bonus.

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