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The Styleline De Luxe Convertible For 1950... [PIC]

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Rich Sufficool
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If you ordered this package on your Chevrolet, you could order it for the first time with a 2-speed Powerglide transmission. It automatically came with the larger 105 hp 235 cid OHV 6 (over  the standard 216.5 cid 92 hp 6) which was the precursor to "the Blue Flame 6" of early Corvette fame.  I always though the '49 body style made the contemporary Ford look absolutely stodgy.

This a pretty nice older model by FM still employing dogleg hinges throughout. The engine bay is plumbed but not wired save for a braided mesh ground wire from the battery. The trim, dash and upholstery look great and the scripts, although still tampo'd, have faux shadows to make them pop.

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Tony Perrone
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Long time one of my faves!  Superb shots Rich!

Mike DeTorrice
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What a lovely car and especially good looking as a convertible Chevrolet. Very nice diecast model !

John Merritt
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This is such a wonderful model. A perfect color and presence that more than makes up for the slight flaws this model has.

I am as thrilled today to have this model as I was when I received it nearly 25 years ago. Beautiful photos, thanks Rich.

John Merritt
South Lyon, Michigan - USA

Moe Parr
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I have long thought that this model is one of FM's best efforts!

Barry Levittan
Long Island, NY

George Schire
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Have it and love it.  This convertible along with the two Hardtop versions from FM were three of their best releases.  

George Schire
Oakdale, Minnesota

Bob Jackman
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Have it, love it. I have it displayed next to the 49 Ford convertible in a similar color.

Jack Dodds
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I have this one and love it.

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